What's In A Name

Friday, February 07, 2014


Over the past few years, a number of media outlets have made the editorial choice not to publish the word "Redskin" when referring to Washington's professional football team. OTM producer Chris Neary has the story of one Pennsylvania paper that stopped using the word. 


Mike Levin, Gillian McGoldrick, Gayle Sproul and Patricia Walker

Produced by:

Chris Neary

Comments [3]

Tony Owen from Toronto

Can't wait for a Nebraska football team to call themselves the Whiteskins.

Feb. 17 2014 03:53 PM
Michael Stone from Oklahoma

Oklahoma may have to change its name.It is derived from the Choctaw "The land of the red men". Is it acceptable for native Americans to use the 'r' word, much the same way Afro-americans are able to use the 'n' word.

Feb. 09 2014 07:54 PM
Per Fagereng from Portland,Oregon

To hear the meaning of "Redskin," check out the song of that name by the Reverend Goat Carson.

Find it at: w3.gorgenet/feralcat/Redskin.html

Feb. 08 2014 09:53 PM

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