The New York Daily News is putting its foot down … about the Washington Redskins:
— Greg Krieg (@GregJKrieg) September 3, 2014
Going forward, the Daily News will refer to the Redskins as just “Washington.” Oh, and that mean, nasty logo is out, too:
— Dan Steinberg (@dcsportsbog) September 3, 2014
Allow them to explain:
Why drop the term now? Why not yesterday or last year? The answer is that, as attitudes evolve, words can move from common parlance to unacceptable in good company.
Here’s a simple test of whether Redskin passes muster: Would you use the term in referring to Native Americans in anything other than a derogatory way?
The answer, of course, is no. So it will pass from stories and columns chronicling Washington’s ups and downs. An inextricable extension of the brand, the logo will go as well.