WLOX Editorial: Political correctness out of control

There is quite a controversy brewing over Washington's NFL football team name. The Washington Redskins have used Redskins as their nickname for more than 75 years, but a very small group of activists say it is offensive.

There are a number of professional and college teams with Indian nicknames, Atlanta Braves, Cleveland Indians, Chicago Blackhawks and Golden State Warriors just to name a few.

We think this is political correctness out of control. We have a country with a lot of real issues we need to fix; We don't think this is one of them. With the government shutdown and threat of defaulting on our bills maybe the Washington Redskins should keep Redskins and drop the word Washington because what our leaders are doing there is offensive.

That's our opinion, we would like to hear yours. Email your thoughts to editorials@wlox.com.

Rick Williams
WLOX-TV General Manager

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