The controversy over the name of Washington, D.C.’s football team is growing. Now a newspaper in Virginia says it will not print the name Redskins. And several schools in D.C. want to ban team jerseys from their classrooms.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says he believes Washington owner Daniel Snyder is “way down the road” in consideration of whether the team should change its nickname.
The name of a certain pro football team in Washington, D.C., has inspired protests, hearings, editorials, lawsuits, letters from Congress, even a presidential nudge. Yet behind the headlines, it’s unclear how many Native Americans think “Redskins” is a racial slur.
An investigation into Anne Arundel County’s police chief found he used an anti-gay slur at work but that claims he retaliated against officers who testified against previous County Executive John R. Leopold at his misconduct trial were unfounded.
A racial slur directed at Asians during a county council meeting last week in Annapolis could impact who is appointed to fill a vacancy on the council.