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Canadian Apple App Store Bans "Redskins"

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    I guess we can now add Apple Inc. to the ever-growing list of those who oppose the Redskins name.

    According to a post written by Ogoki Learning Systems -- "a 100% First Nations owned and operated company located on the Sandy Bay Ojibway First Nation in Manitoba, Canada" -- Apple has banned the nickname of Washington's professional football team under Section 19 of the company's Developer Terms and Conditions:

    19.1

    Apps containing references or commentary about a religious, cultural or ethnic group that are defamatory, offensive, mean-spirited or likely to expose the targeted group to harm or violence will be rejected.

    "We as First Nation App developers applaud Apple Inc. in taking a stand and recognizing that Native Americans and First Nation people are not 'Redskins,' " the company said. "We are a distinct people with the same rights as we afford to every man woman and child who set foot on this earth."

    (Courtesy of Japers' Rink)