Team's name is offensive

The controversy over the name of the Washington Redskins football team continues, with President Obama, columnist Charles Krauthammer and your own editorial board (“Honor the heritage,” Oct. 18) recently weighing in on the subject.

The connotations of the team’s name reflect some of the worst aspects of contemporary American society. The name is deeply offensive to many of us. Its disrespect and scorn for our country should not be allowed to continue. Just imagine how ashamed and insulted the team’s players and fans must feel to be associated with such a negative word!

Yes, it is clear that the time has come to remove the word “Washington” from the team’s name.

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