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  •  MB, a question (1+ / 0-)
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    I've been following this story for at least 15 years, and supportive of the name change for a long time (since I moved to the DC area, probably, and because of partial Native American heritage).

    But why is this movement gaining traction now? Is it because of the media finally paying some attention to it? They've had lawsuits, etc., in the past, but I don't recall there being this much attention until some reporters said they would stop using the nickname.

    Just wanted to get your take.

    Cake or DEATH? Oh, I'll have cake, please.

    by wmtriallawyer on Fri Oct 11, 2013 at 06:31:27 AM PDT

    •  Yes, I think more focused media... (4+ / 0-) a big part of it.

      There was a consortium about it in February at which a lot of convincing went on. Then the alternative papers stopped using  "Redskins" in their stories and one DC alternative paper had renaming contest. And two, maybe three, WaPo columnists spoke out, one of them saying he had had his mind changed.

      Don't tell me what you believe, show me what you do and I will tell you what you believe.

      by Meteor Blades on Fri Oct 11, 2013 at 07:59:28 AM PDT

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