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Congress Urges Redskins To Change Name

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Several members of Congress have sent a letter to Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder, urging him to change the name of the franchise, because they feel the nickname is a racial slur.

In the letter, Snyder is told that the word “Redskins” is deeply offensive to many American Indians, and that he has a moral obligation to change the name.

The Washington Post released a list of the 10 Congress members involved: Eni F.H. Faleomavaega (D-American Samoa), Tom Cole (R-Okla.), Betty McCollum (D-Minn.), Raul M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.), Gwen Moore (D-Wis.), Michael M. Honda (D-Calif.), Donna M. Christensen (D-Virgin Islands), Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.), Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) and Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-District of Columbia).

The name is an old reference to Native Americans. But it’s one a lot of modern  Native Americans say should not be tolerated.

For years, the Redskins have rejected the idea to change the name “Redskins”.

Snyder has vowed that he will never change the name of his franchise.

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