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Letter to the editor: What’s in a name?

To the editor:

A recent letter called opposition to the name of the Washington Redskins overly sensitive. He asked would others be insulted if the team were called “Pale Faces.”

He seemed to think Redskins was only a physical description. No. Redskins is not and was not.

Pale Faces is and was descriptive. If kept in the same vein the Washington Redskins team would be called, oh say, Washington White Trash.

Esther Esson

The Dalles

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