Subscribers only

Opinion: What’s in a name? In the case of ‘Redskins,’ an offense to others

By , Daily Memphian Updated: July 16, 2020 9:10 AM CT | Published: July 16, 2020 4:00 AM CT
Otis Sanford
Daily Memphian

Otis Sanford

Otis Sanford holds the Hardin Chair of Excellence in Journalism and Strategic Media at the University of Memphis and is the political analyst and commentator for WATN ABC24 News. Contact him at 901-678-3669 or at Follow him on Twitter @otissanford.

Redskins owner Dan Snyder for years ignored pleas to drop the moniker, telling USA Today in 2014 that he would never change it. Apparently Snyder has since watched Sean Connery’s last James Bond movie, “Never Say Never Again.” 


Washington Redskins FedEx Fred Smith Subscriber Only

Thank you for supporting local journalism.

Subscribers to The Daily Memphian help fund our newsroom of over 35 full-time, local journalists plus more than 20 freelancers, all of whom work around the clock to cover the issues impacting our community. Subscriptions - and donations - also help fund our community access programs which provide free access to K-12 schools, senior-living facilities and more. Thank you for making our work possible.


Reading comments and joining the conversation are some of the many benefits of subscribing. Join the conversation by clicking the View Comments button below. Not a subscriber? Click here. 

Our commenting policy can be viewed here

Email Editions

Sign up for our morning and evening editions, plus breaking news.

Manage Your Email Subscriptions