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The Washington Redskins' Name Troubles
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15. The Washington Redskins' Name Troubles

It's hard to imagine seriously arguing that that the Washington Redskins' name isn't at least a little bit offensive (indeed, many this year charged that it was much more than that), but team owner Daniel Snyder enlisted the help of a highly suspect tribal "chief" to defend the "heritage" of the Redskins moniker, and said, " "We'll never change the name. It's that simple: NEVER – you can use caps." 

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