First the Washington Redskins. And now the Edmonton Eskimos. It's about time professional sports franchises recognized the harm that comes from racist team names.
A cognitive scientist observes that the words that bother college-age Americans today can cause harm.
Past cases indicate that verbal crimen injuria is not that serious. But a landmark sentence in South Africa has changed that.
The use of the word Eskimos for a Canadian football team needs to end. It signals negative stereotypes and is considered by most Inuit to be a racial slur.