Dan Snyder

Lose the Name Already!

Washington Redskins wordmark logo, introduced in 1972. (Sportslogo.net / Wikimedia Commons)

Washington Redskins wordmark logo, introduced in 1972. (Sportslogo.net / Wikimedia Commons)

Is it necessary, this late in the day, to say that the team name is racist? Is it essential to point out that the name and logo dehumanize my Indian grandchildren, and make us—the non-Indians, strangers in their own land—complicitous in keeping alive the ghost of centuries of genocidal policies, concentration camps euphemistically called “reservations,” and racial violence?

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