- The Washington Times - Tuesday, November 24, 2009


Having lost once again in their efforts to invalidate the Redskins trademark, American Indians perhaps should try using a tactic that worked very effectively for black Americans (“Court denies appeal on Redskins’ name,” Associated Press, Sports, Monday). Attacking the licenses of broadcasters that are insensitive to Indians by using racially derogatory terms would put enormous pressure on them, just as a license challenge years earlier forced D.C. broadcasters to start paying attention to the concerns of blacks.

If broadcasters can’t say the N-word, they can be sanctioned for unnecessarily using the R-word, which is equally and uniquely derogatory.


Professor of public interest law

George Washington University Law School


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