DC’s NFL R-Word

DC's NFL R-Word

This week, many Washingtonians were shocked — shocked! — to realize that the name of their professional football team is a racial slur. The way the team plays, they probably assumed it was named after some type of potato.


“You Know What’s Linsane? The Redskins’ Name,” Martin Austermuhle, DCist

“D.C. Officials Want Redskins Back, But What About That Name?” Elahe Izadi, DCentric


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3 Responses to “DC’s NFL R-Word”

  1. New NFL Uniforms for DC « NotionsCapital Says:

    […] DC’s allegedly professional football team, the one with the racist name and the worst record in the NFL, has decided to stop embarrassing itself on the field and will now […]

  2. Redskins Cheerleaders « NotionsCapital Says:

    […] you’re right. The team in question has “Washington” in its name, right before a racial slur, but it practices in Virginia and plays in […]

  3. North Dakota Racism Referendum « NotionsCapital Says:

    […] The North Dakota state legislature had passed a law directing UND to use the “Fighting Sioux” nickname and logo in perpetuity even though many constituents feel the practice is racist. “Sioux” is derived from an Ojibwe term for the Lakota people, many of whom live in the state, and is often regarded as an insult. The NCAA considers racial and ethnic logos and mascots ”hostile and abusive” and sanctions teams for their use, and UND is one of the last holdouts. Perhaps this referendum will convince the National Football League to change the name and logo of the “Washington Ethnic Slurs.” […]

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