Which Outlets Aren't Calling The Redskins 'The Redskins'? A Short History : Code Switch : NPR: Football season is upon us once more, which means another year of swirling debate around just what to do about the Washington Redskins' name.
Now, the Redskins' hometown paper, The Washington Post, has waded into the fray: Its editorial board that the nickname would no longer appear on its op-ed pages.
"[T]he matter seems clearer to us now than ever, and while we wait for the National Football League to catch up with thoughtful opinion and common decency, we have decided that, except when it is essential for clarity or effect, we will no longer use the slur ourselves."
An October study from Pew Research found
that at least 76 outlets and journalists have moved to limit or ban the use of the team's name — a number that has obviously ticked up since then. (For the record, NPR's official policy is to use the team's name when reporting on it. But since the Redskins aren't very good and we don't do a ton of sports reporting anyway, we don't have a whole lot of opportunities to use or not use the name.)