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Washington Post Editorial Board Stops Use of "Redskins"

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    Sen. Harry Reid says the Redskins name needs to be changed.

    In yet another media-related boycott of the Washington Redskins, the Washington Post's editorial board said Friday that it will no longer use the polarizing moniker when referring to the team.

    "While we wait for the NFL to catch up with public opinion and common decency we have decided not to use the slur ourselves except when it is essential for clarity or effect," the board said in a statement.

    Keep in mind that the editorial board's decision does not affect the news-gathering side, which will continue using "Redskins," according to executive editor Marty Baron.

    Other online and print publications that no longer publish "Redskins" include The Seattle Times, Slate.com, The Kansas City Star, The San Francisco Chronicle, New Republic and Sports Illustrated-affiliated TheMMQB.com.


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