Washington Post removes slurs from print version of Redskins column

As critics push for a team name change, the writer, Dana Milbank, was making a point about naming a sports team after any other racial epithet.

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A recent piece by Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank on the issue has sparked curiosity, because a key passage is notably different in the print and online versions.

Here’s the paragraph in question from the online version:

To see whether it’s right to use “Redskins” as a mascot, NFL owners gathering in Georgetown on Tuesday for their fall meeting should substitute some other common racial epithets and see how they would sound: The Washington Wetbacks? The Houston Hymies? The Chicago Chinks? Or perhaps the New York Niggers? That would be enough to send anybody to the shotgun formation.

The language in the print version, as The Huffington Post points out, is far less incendiary:

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