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Nicknames reveal more about us than about those they denigrate

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The offensive name of Washington's National Football League team just won't go away. So just for fun, let's change the name to Blackies. After all, I doubt there are any American Indians on the Washington team. Then let's create a mascot by painting a white kid's face black, pulling an afro wig over his blond hair, and tying a few chains around his arms and legs.

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