Why Washington’s Football Team Changed its Name From a Racial Slur

Before news of sexual misconduct in its front office broke this week, Washington D.C.’s football team was already in the middle of changing its name from a Native American slur.

David Aldridge, Scott Powers, and Paul Chaat Smith of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian discuss why the name was problematic.

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