Members of Congress Request Daniel Snyder Changes Washington Redskins Nickname

May 28, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Washington Redskins have used their current nickname since taking the field as the "Boston Redskins" in the 1933 NFL season. 
On Tuesday, 10 members of the United States Congress sent a letter to team owner Daniel Snyder to change his club's nickname from its current moniker, citing that the "R-word" is racist in this day and age and undermines efforts to empower Native American youth.  
According to a report from Mike Jones of the Washington Post, Eni F.H. Faleomavaega, congressman for the American Samoa, distributed the release. He was joined by fellow members of the Congressional Native American Caucus including: Tom Cole (Oklahoma), Betty McCollum (Minnesota), Raul M. Grijalva (Arizona), Gwen Moore (Wisconsin), Michael M. Honda, Zoe Lofgren and Barbara Lee (California), Donna M. Christensen (Virgin Islands), and Eleanor Holmes Norton (District of Columbia).
Here's an excerpt from Jones' report:
The representatives sent...

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