Another news outlet has decided to stop printing the name of National Football League team the Washington Redskins.
As iMediaEthics has written, numerous outlets have said they wouldn’t use the name “Redskins” as it’s offensive to Native Americans. Last year, the Kansas City Star‘s public editor Derek Donovan publicized the Star‘s “longtime policy” against naming the Redskins because it’s a “racial epithet, plain and simple.” And a couple of months ago, Slate, The New Republic, and Mother Jones joined in, saying they wouldn’t use the team’s name either. The team’s owner, Dan Snyder, has said he has no intentions of changing the name.
The latest to join in is the Richmond Free Press, according to My Fox DC. The newspaper made the announcement in an editorial.
Its editor, Raymond Boone, is quoted as telling Richmond NBC-affiliate WWBT why the newspaper won’t use the term. “We decided that because it is an insulting name, it is an outrageous name and as a city we should not become acclimated to the outrageous,” he said.
The Free Press is a free weekly newspaper “covering ethnic society and culture,” according to Mondo Times. It has a circulation of about 35,000 copies.
Hat Tip: Drudge Report