Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder (Courtesy of the Atlantic.com)
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There is one name in NFL circles — not that of a player, however — which has been around far too long.
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Wednesday canceled six federal Washington Redskins trademark registrations, deeming the team name "disparaging to Native Americans."
If racial slurs are a significant part of your football tradition, you need to change that tradition — immediately.
U.S. Senators Claim Racism, Urge Change
For some in the Native American community and at least 50 Democratic senators, the Redskins' moniker should be banned. It's racist, they said, and many have even labeled the team's name as taboo, one they've refused to verbalize.