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Is “Redskin” a racial slur to all Americans

October 13, 2013

“In his recent column defending the name of the Washington Redskins, ESPN columnist Rick Reilly highlighted the opinion of his father-in-law. As portrayed by Reilly, his wife’s father, Bob Burns, was a bundle holder in the Blackfeet Tribe who didn’t find the nickname of Dan Snyder‘s football team offensive. Rather, he found, according to Reilly, the entire controversy swirling around the moniker to be “silly.” Less than a month later, Burns set the record straight, claiming that he’d been misquoted and making it clear that he would like to see the team’s “damaging and racist” name changed.”.* Cenk Uygur, Eboni K Williams, Ben Mankiewicz and Jimmy Dore (The Jimmy Dore Show) break it down on The Young Turks.

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