In case you missed it: The NFL team whose name is a dictionary-defined racial slur for Native Americans tweeted out a cheery
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office canceled six federal trademark registrations for the name "Washington Redskins" on Wednesday on the grounds that the football team’s name is “disparaging to Native Americans” and thus in violation of federal trademark laws banning offensive or disparaging language.
The chorus of critics against the use of the name has grown over the past year. "We've seen this story before," Redskins
Read the full letter: Wednesday, May 1, 2013 Mr. Dan Snyder Principal Owner Washington Football Club 21300 Redskins Park
This isn't even a borderline case, guys. Given our long history of mistreatment of Native Americans naming a team with any reference to that culture is a ballsy proposition. But to not only do that, but to make the name a straight-up derogatory slur, is just completely absurd.