DC NFL Team to Have ‘Thorough Review’ of Name Amid Race Debate

Native American advocacy groups have tried for decades to force Washington, D.C.'s football team to change their name.

  • Published 3 July 2020

[template id="245201"] WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Redskins began a “thorough review” of their nickname Friday, a significant step toward moving on from what experts and advocates call a “dictionary-defined racial slur.” Even though owner Dan Snyder had shown no willingness to change the name since buying the team in 1999, the recent national conversation on race has renewed opposition to the name and prompted sponsors to speak up. With support from the NFL, it… Read at AP News