Column: America has outgrown Redskins name
"Here's something I would hesitate to holler in a room filled with Native Americans who are NFL fans:

"How 'bout them Redskins!"

And yet, there it is - that name.

The legal battle has been resumed to force the D.C. team to drop its nickname. A group is taking its beef to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Really? Do we have to bother the Supreme Court? Can't the NFL simply do the right thing and instruct the team to find a new nickname?

It's time.

We as a country phased our way out of slavery, women-can't-vote, blacks can't play big-league sports, Jews can't golf, Indians can't live, and many other societal quirks."

Get the Story:
Scott Ostler: Redskins need new name (The San Francisco Chronicle 9/27)

Also Today:
Reg Wydeven : Courts dance around issues of Redskins name (The Appleton Post-Crescent 9/26)

Relevant Documents:
Petition for Certiorari

D.C. Circuit Decision:
Pro-Football v. Harjo (May 15, 2009)

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