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DC’s football team blasted for tweet against racism: ‘They’re called the Washington PR Stunts now’

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In a startling moment of tone-deaf responses, the Washington Redskins took part in the #BlackOutTuesday posts, where many showed solidarity with the Black Lives Matter protesters marching to stop police brutality of people of color. Given the racist history of Redskins owner Dan Snyder and the protests over the team’s name, some are calling it another example of failed PR stunts.

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“Teams with racial slurs for names should really sit out racism protests,” explained user Dennis Perkins.

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“We’ll never change the name,” Snyder told USA TODAY in May 2013. “It’s that simple. NEVER — you can use caps.”

“Snyder continues to insist Washington’s nickname “honors” Native Americans, and he cherry picks polls and surveys to find those that bolster his argument. But the height of privilege – and by privilege, I mean that enjoyed by white people, particularly white men – is thinking you can tell minorities or disadvantaged people what is and isn’t offensive to them,” wrote columnist Nancy Armour in 2018.

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