Washington Post Editorial Section To Ban ‘Redskins’

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August 22, 2014 3:00 p.m.
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The Washington Post’s editorial section on Friday joined the ongoing media protest of the Washington Redskins’ incendiary name.

The Post’s editorial writers made it clear that the policy is “only for editorials” and the change won’t apply to reporters who cover sports and news. That isn’t quite as far-reaching as the policy instituted earlier this summer by the Seattle Times, which barred the team’s name from appearing in its print and online editions.

But the Post’s writers noted that the editorial page “has for many years urged the local football team to change its name” and that Post columnist Charles Krauthammer expressed misgivings with the name in a piece last year.

“You would not dream of calling anyone a ‘redskin’ to his or her face. You wouldn’t let your son or daughter use it about a person, even within the privacy of your home,” the editorial read.

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