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Redskin Name Dispute: Are There Better Options?

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A Cincinnati, Ohio, high school mascot, the Redskins, is in dispute. What’s the origin of the word redskin, and is it a derogatory term or an homage to Native Americans? The adults seem to be arguing past each other, but maybe the students should be brought into the discussion. The book Redskins: Insult and Brand by C. Richard King is a helpful resource on this topic. This is part of a complete episode.

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