Obama said Redskins should change their name

  • President Obama said he thinks Washington Redskins should agree to changing their name. This is the first time that he has spoken of the controversy; Native American groups have demanded a name change but the owner of the team has refused to comply. 

    "If I were the owner of the team and I knew that there was a name of my team- even if it had a storied history- that was offending a sizeable group of people, I'd think about changing it," Obama said. 

    He also mentioned that he's not sure as to whether or not their "attachment to a particular name should override the real, legitimate concerns that people have about these things."

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