Letter: Double racist standard
So Donald Sterling, owner of the LA Clippers, has been reprimanded for his racist views and rightly so. His attitudes are unacceptable.
Meanwhile, Dan Snyder, owner of the Washington Redskins refuses to change the name of his team. Numerous Native American groups, including the Oneida Nation, have objected to the use of that name because “redskin” is a racial slur and is even defined as such in the dictionary. Snyder seems to be proud of the name despite all the evidence that it is offensive to Native Americans. Throwing a few charitable donations to impoverished Native Americans does nothing to change his racism.
Why is he allowed to get away with this racial insensitivity which is just as serious as Sterling’s? What if his team had a name that was a derogatory word for African-Americans?
LINDA DUMELIN WILLIAMS