Major Update: ESPN will not force their commentators to use "R-dsk-ns" slur
In a huge step forward toward eventually getting this racist slur off of ESPN entirely, ESPN now has given its announcers the discretion of whether to say R-dsk-ins or not.
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More from AOL's article:
On ESPN Radio's Mike and Mike, Jackson told his fellow Sunday NFL Countdown panelist Cris Carter that he's considering not saying it this season:
"... you know what, I don't have the right to tell Native Americans what's insulting to them. I don't have the right to do that. And I don't think that anybody's who's not Native American can tell Native Americans what's insulting to them."
Jackson added: "I've also heard that Tony Dungy is going to refuse to use the name Redskins on air, and I may in fact follow suit. It's hard for me to believe that - again, I don't want to overuse the term - but it's hard for me to believe that Native Americans see that as a term of endearment and respect."
And ESPN now has given its announcers the discretion of whether to say it or not:
ESPN's statement: "Our consistent company policy will continue: using official names and marks as presented by the teams, leagues and conferences we cover. We do, however, recognize the debate over the use of 'Washington Redskins' and have afforded individuals the opportunity to decide how they will use those words when reporting on the team."
Read the full article here: http://www.aol.com/article/2014/08/25/espn-allows-...
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