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Cary Brunswick

October 29, 2013

Obama's stuck between a rock and a hard place

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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 brunswick@earthling.net. The views expressed in this column do not necessarily reflect those of The Daily Star and its editorial board.

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