Avoid. An overtly racist term that can be compared to the N-word. Some media organizations no longer use the term when referring to the Washington NFL franchise. The Native American Journalists Association strongly urges news outlets to limit use of racial team names and images.

[For more about the history of the term, see this Washington Post article: “A Brief History of the Word ‘Redskin’ and How it Became a Source of Controversy.”

See Redskins (NFL team).Print

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