Redskins Name Change: Proposed by Mayor Vincent Gray

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With the Washington Redskins enjoying success for the first time in decades, there's been talk in the nation's capital of bringing the team's home field back to D.C., as opposed to its current location in Maryland.

But Mayor Vincent Gray has a condition if such a transfer were to take place:

The team's name will need to change.

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“I think it has become a lightning rod, and I would love to be able to sit down with the team... and see if a change should be made," Gray said of the moniker many find offensive to Native Americans.

"There’s a precedent for this, and I think there needs to be a dispassionate discussion about this, and do the right thing.”

It's true that many college mascots have acknowledged the insensitive nature of their mascots and made a change.

Formerly Red Raiders, Colgate University athletes are now simply "Raiders."

But with fans of the squad arguing over the recent Robert Griffin III injury, do they really need another topic to debate? What do you think?

Should the name "Redskins" be changed?

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