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Navajo woman challenges Washington Redskins’ ‘offensive’ name

Posted: Tuesday, Mar 12th, 2013

Photo by Michelle Peirano/ Cronkite News
Amanda Blackhorse, a Navajo woman from Arizona, argued that the name Washington Redskins is racist and hurtful and that the government should strip the team of its trademark to the name.

Alexandria, Va. — A Navajo woman was in Virginia on Thursday to argue that the Washington Redskins should not be allowed to trademark what she and other Native Americans see as a racial slur.

“I think enough people have spoken out,” said Kayenta resident Amanda Blackhorse, of the number of people who have called the team name offensive. “One is too many.”

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