Washington Redskins

Letter to the Editor: 'Redskins' not offensive name

With all due respect to Native Americans, do the "politically correct" really think the Washington NFL team has denigrated American Indians for over 80 years? The Redskins name, in this context, connotes the antithesis of disparagement. The team, and by extension its nickname, have been and continue to be celebrated by millions of people.

It is time for America to stand up for its history and traditions. The NFL and its Washington team should continue to stand strong and retain the Redskins nickname.

Jim Spence