Yes, the basis of the claim comes from the fact that "redskin" is a racial slur. The word itself is the offensive part regardless of whether or not you detach it from the Native American logo. The North Dakota Fighting Sioux we're forced to change their nickname despite it being historically accurate (the Sioux Indians and particularly some of the tribes in the Dakotas were of the more violent groups of Native Americans). This doesn't bode well for Washington, but I'm not sure what anyone can do about a privately owned team that will FORCE them to change it.
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