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Washington’s Racist NFL Team Name Has Outlasted Everything Except Cold, Hard Cash

An ownership change should be next

You could write a comic history of Washington, D.C., by listing things that didn’t outlive the name of the city’s NFL franchise. The racist epithet survived the removed-on-Juneteenth statue of team founder George Preston Marshall, who was the reason one of America’s…



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Keith Reed

Keith Reed is a writer, commentator & former ESPN the Magazine editor, whose work has appeared in the Boston Globe, Vibe, Essence, CNN, MSNBC and elsewhere.