Paper Defends Avoiding the R-Word
Posted: 10/3/2012  |  By: Eric Zorn | Chicago Tribune
The public editor of the Kansas City Star this week is defending his newspaper's decision to avoid use of the nickname/slur "Redskins" in reference to the Washington D.C. NFL team:

"I find it inconceivable that the NFL still allows such a patently offensive name and mascot to represent the league in 2012..."