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Redskins' name to be retired after 87 years

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Dan Snyder said he was fulfilling a lifelong dream in 1999. The 34-year-old billionaire became the owner of the Washington Redskins, the team he grew up rooting for. He loved the team's history. The color scheme. The name. But Mr. Snyder's team announced Monday what he once vowed to never do. The Washington Redskins are changing the team's name. Amidst  the undertow of a nationwide reckoning on race and history, the name “Redskins” will be retired upon the conclusion of its ongoing review, putting an end to a moniker that has stood for 87 years. The logo will also be retired. The new name has not been revealed yet. 

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Meryl Ann Butler is an artist, author, educator and OpedNews Managing Editor who has been actively engaged in utilizing the arts as stepping-stones toward joy-filled wellbeing since she was a hippie. She began writing for OpEdNews in Feb, 2004. She became a Senior Editor in August 2012 and Managing Editor in January, (more...)

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