The NY Daily News has decided to drop Washington’s “Redskins” nickname. The latest issues featuring NFL team schedules read “Washington” instead of the franchise’s controversial moniker. The Redskins logo has also been omitted.
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The move away from the use of any Redskins marks was announced by the publication on Wednesday. Following is an excerpt from the NY Daily News:
Similarly, its logo depicting a feathered Native American has been replaced with an image that uses the team’s burgundy and gold colors to key readers to stories, columns and statistics relating to Washington.
Henceforth, in The News’ sports coverage, the team that has been known as the Redskins since 1933 will simply be called Washington.
Enormously popular and deeply ingrained in sporting culture, the Redskins name is a throwback to a vanished era of perniciously casual racial attitudes. No new franchise would consider adopting a name based on pigmentation — Whiteskins, Blackskins, Yellowskins or Redskins — today. The time has come to leave the word behind.
Despite companies refusing to acknowledge Washington’s nickname, Dan Snyder has remained adamant that he wouldn’t be changing it. However, if this trend continues, he may eventually have no choice but to drop Redskins.