UN rights expert calls for ‘Washington Redskins’ name change

[JURIST] The UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, James Anaya, called Friday upon the owners of the Washington Redskins football team to change the team’s name [press release]. Anaya focused on the hurtful history of the term "redskin" as it relates to Native Americans in the US. In the press release, Anaya stated:While I am aware that there are some divergent views on this issue. I urge the team owners to consider that the term "redskin" for…

Source: http://jurist.org/paperchase/2014/04/un-rights-expert-calls-for-washington-redskins-name-change.php

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