Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

Op-Ed "Racial slurs have no place in society"

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Op-Ed "Racial slurs have no place in society"

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This Op-Ed was published on October 10, 2003 in The Collegian. It was written by student Romney Smith who criticized a U.S. Court ruling that allowed the NFL team, The Washington Redskins, to keep its name, despite allegations that it was racist. Smith, who is part Native American herself, argues that a sports team would never be allowed to use racial slurs such as "honkey," "chink," or "nigger," as its name, thus it was problematic that the Washington team was allowed to keep theirs. She argues that the naming of the team allows people to remain ignorant of its offensive nature, "People will not recognize the word 'redskin' as offensive, because after all, if the NFL allows a team to be named that, it mustn't be that bad." She also states that, "By the court supporting this name, the United States is supporting institutional racism."

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Smith, Romney. "Racial slurs have no place in society." The University of Richmond Collegian 90, no.07. (October 23, 2003): 7. http://collegian.richmond.edu/cgi-bin/richmond?a=d&d=COL20031023.2.21&srpos=18&e=-------en-20--1--txt-txIN-

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The Collegian, University of Richmond

Date

2003-10-23

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English

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Richmond (Va).

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Smith, Romney, “Op-Ed "Racial slurs have no place in society",” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed December 13, 2017, https://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/1662.