Though Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder has said he will never change the team’s name, it is past time for a change. The Cooperstown school district this year eliminated the “Redskins” nickname for its school. A community effort came up with its new name, the “Hawkeyes.”
In the 1990s, Hartwick College was pressured to replace its Indian-based “Warriors” nickname, and came up “Hawks” to replace it.
If we can take such action in this area, then Washington should do it, too.
Cary Brunswick, of Oneonta, is a freelance writer and editor. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. The views expressed in this column do not necessarily reflect those of The Daily Star and its editorial board.