Redskins Take a Beating at the Smithsonian

by Associated Press posted Feb 7 2013 7:10PM
  WASHINGTON (AP) - The Washington Redskins are taking a beating at the Smithsonian.
     The team's nickname - deemed by many as an offensive term toward Native Americans - was a prime topic of discussion at a daylong symposium Thursday at the National Museum of the American Indian.
     Washington, D.C., native and University of North Florida professor E. Newton Jackson got a round of applause from the packed auditorium when he said he stopped using the nickname decades ago.
     Other nicknames and mascots also came under scrutiny, including a red-skinned image named "Mr. Yakoo" used by a high school in Massachusetts.
     No one from the audience defended the Redskins name during the morning session. Organizers say the team did not respond to an invitation to participate.
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