Richmond Free Press Banishes Washington Football Team’s Name 

The Richmond Free Press will stop printing the name of the Washington, D.C. National Football League team, stating in a Thursday editorial that the name is “insulting to Native Americans, racist and divisive.”

The editorial further states that, “Our use of the depraved nickname would only serve to cause people to become more acclimated to the outrageous. It would give a cause for the regeneration of the despicable N-word and other derogatory names given to other racial groups.”

The paper also states that the team carries the legacy of being the last NFL team to hire black players, and in the ‘60s would play “Dixie” before “The Star Spangled Banner” at home games.

The editorial calls for the City of Richmond and Bon Secours Richmond Health System to “reconsider the negative implications of their identification with Daniel Snyder,” the team’s owner. Both have sponsored the team’s training camp location in Richmond.

The paper’s publisher, Ray Boone, was not immediately available for comment.

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