Oct. 18, 2013
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The Richmond Free Press is dropping the Redskins nickname for the Washington NFL team from its pages, calling it racist.
In an editorial Thursday, the weekly primarily aimed at the city's African-American community called the name insulting to Native Americans and divisive.
The team's owner, Daniel Snyder, has vowed to keep the nickname. He has called the nickname a "badge of honor."
The Oneida Indian Nation has protested the name.
President Barack Obama has also said he would think about changing the name if he owned the team.
The Free Press editorial said it was "expunging" the Redskins name from its news and editorial columns.
The comments sections of Newsplex.com are designed for thoughtful, intelligent conversation and debate. We want to hear from our viewers, but we only ask that you use your best judgment. E-mail is required, but will not be displayed with comment.
As a host Newsplex.com welcomes a wide spectrum of opinions. However this is a site that we host. We have a responsibility to all our readers to try to keep our comment section fair and decent. For that reason The Newsplex reserves the right to not post or to remove any comment.
If you have any ideas to improve the conversation or this section let us know. Send an e-mail to email@example.com.
powered by Disqus