The demise of a racial slur
Huffington Post - 06/18/2014
The U.S. Patent & Trademark Office has cancelled the Washington Redskins’ trademark registration, calling the football team’s name disparaging to Native Americans. While this is the first step in what could become a lengthy judicial proceeding, it reflects a growing recognition in our country that we have begun to move beyond the racial slurs of the past. It is no longer acceptable in our multicultural nation to insult each other based on the color of our skin, our heritage, or our religion. If you have any doubt about this, just ask Donald Sterling.