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Groups Ask Broadcasters to Eschew Use of Redskins

Over 100 groups including the NAACP and Common Cause are asking broadcasters to stop using the name "Redskins"--a "dictionary defined racial slur"--when referring to the Washington NFL team of that name.

Those groups are issuing a letter to that effect tomorrow (Sept. 4) to coincide with the opening day of the NFL season.

"We are writing to ask you to join other media organizations in refusing to broadcast the Washington team's name on the public airwaves. The team's name is a dictionary-defined racial slur... Throughout history, this term has been used to disparage Native Americans. It is the term used by bounty hunters to describe bloody Native scalps, and it was the epithet screamed at Native Americans as they were dragged at gunpoint off their lands."

Read the full story at Broadcasting & Cable.