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Obama pushes name change for NFL's Redskins

Posted By -NO AUTHOR- On 10/05/2013 @ 12:06 pm In Diversions,Front Page,Politics,U.S. | No Comments

(AP) — President Barack Obama says that if he owned the Washington Redskins, he would “think about changing” the team name, wading into the controversy over a football nickname that many people deem offensive to Native Americans.

Obama, in an interview with The Associated Press, said team names like the Redskins offend “a sizable group of people.” He said that while fans get attached to the nicknames, nostalgia may not be a good enough reason to keep them in place.

“I don’t know whether our attachment to a particular name should override the real legitimate concerns that people have about these things,” he said in the interview, which was conducted Friday.


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