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Washington Post bans 'Redskins' from editorials

Washington Post To Stop Using 'Redskins' In Editorials
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Washington Post says it will stop calling Washington's football team the "Redskins" on its editorial page.

The paper's editorial board announced Friday that it will refrain from using the term that it says "unquestionably offends not only many Native Americans but many other Americans, too."

The board operates independently of the paper's newsgathering operation. The Post will continue to use "Redskins" in the news and sports sections.

The board noted that it has been speaking out against the Redskins name since 1992. Redskins spokesman Tony Wyllie said the announcement was therefore "no surprise" to the team.

Several major newspapers have stopped using the name altogether. CBS lead analyst Phil Simms said this week he will likely avoid the name when he announces a Washington game this season.

Redskins owner Dan Snyder has vowed never to change the name, saying it honors Native Americans.

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rusteecat August 22 2014 at 11:36 PM

The Skins should ban Post reporters from its facilities.

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rdh32khlll August 22 2014 at 11:51 PM

Political correctness is making America become the laughing stock of the world.

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donpantanella August 22 2014 at 11:42 PM

They should have left the Redskins name alone and banned the name Washington.

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YourFtr August 23 2014 at 12:31 AM

So...The Redskins can Ban
the Washington Post from the
Locker room, Sidelines, Pre and Post Game Interviews and
possibly from the Super Bowl Press Events !!

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and.then.what August 23 2014 at 6:33 AM

I hope the fans in the stands
do a REDSKINS shout
over and over and over.
And I hope the Redskin logo becomes even more popular.

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William and.then.what August 23 2014 at 10:48 AM

Amazing that you agree with a name that says bigotry. I guess that makes you a bigot. Congratulations.

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DeadManWalking and.then.what August 23 2014 at 12:05 PM

@ William......Amazing that you agree with a POS rag like the Washington Compost. I guess that means your a effing idiot libtard.

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rufus August 22 2014 at 11:46 PM


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statenrichie August 23 2014 at 12:00 AM

With everything going on in the world I'm glad first our senators and now the Washington compost are all over this very important issue.


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edbac333 statenrichie August 23 2014 at 4:37 PM

They are at a loss on what to write about on days Israel is honoring a truce.

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Tom August 22 2014 at 11:49 PM

We can only hope that Mr. Snyder sticks to his promise to ignore the juvenile activists in this silly issue.

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ronbobel7 Tom August 22 2014 at 11:58 PM

would snyder accept the name the washington *****?

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rantaki2001 August 23 2014 at 12:01 AM

Who cares, anyway the Washington post is on its way out. their editorial is a down right non existence and their financial situation is in disarray, so who really cares they are out and finished anyway.

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doug August 23 2014 at 12:01 AM

The Washington Posts editorials folk are illogical in their thinking. Ah heck, they are stupid.

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