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Published On: Fri, Dec 19th, 2014

FCC: Redskins name is not offensive

The FCC dismissed a petition Thursday to deny renewal of WWXX-FM’s broadcast license because it’s the flagship radio station of the NFL’s Washington Redskins, whose name has come under fire by some who see it as a derogatory term for Native Americans.

The petition claimed repeated use of the word “Redskins” violates rules against indecent content.

Redskins offensive? photo Katidid213 via wmc

Redskins offensive? photo Katidid213 via wmc

Many Native American and other groups consider “Redskins” to be a racial slur and have demanded that owner Dan Snyder change the name. Snyder says he’ll never change the name, and he has the official backing of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.

When the U.S. Patent office cancelled the Redskins’ trademark registration in June, saying the longtime nickname insults Native Americans, the Redskins said they would fight the federal ruling against the team’s controversial name and logo.

“I would not take this as a green light to go out there and start printing fake Redskins jerseys and selling them,” trademark attorney Howard Hogan said.

A survey did point out that most Native Americans were not offended, that and some history – HERE

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