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50 U.S. senators urge NFL to push for Redskins name change
50 U.S. senators urge NFL to push for Redskins name change

Politicians continue to weigh in on the appropriateness of Redskins as the name for Washington’s NFL team. Fifty U.S. senators have asked NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to support a name change for the Redskins, calling supporters of the nickname “on the wrong side of history.” “The NFL can no longer ignore this and perpetuate the use of this name as anything but what it is: a racial slur,” says a letter signed by 49 Democratic senators and posted on the website of advocacy campaign Change the Mascot. “We urge the NFL to formally support and push for a name change for the Washington football team.” A 50th lawmaker, Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.),...

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