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If Washington Redskins Must Change Team Name, What's the Best Fit?
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Few mascots and logos in American professional sports conjure up such controversy as the Washington Redskins.

While some claim it represents the storied history of Native Americans, others consider it to be a racial slur and highly offensive. 

The discussion around the usage of "Redskins" has now been waged for many years. Despite many clamoring for a change, the mascot has remained since 1933, when it originated in Boston prior to the franchise's move to Washington.

In the following slides, we'll discuss the controversy and provide some reasonable alternatives in the scenario where the Redskins are forced to change their long-serving nickname. 

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