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American Indian museum tackles racism in US sports

Updated: February 6, 2013, 3:31 PM ET
Associated Press

WASHINGTON -- The Washington Redskins' team name has been the subject of legal battles, political debate and now will be part of a scholarly discussion at the Smithsonian about the use of Native American mascots and nicknames in American sports.

The National Museum of the American Indian will host a daylong symposium Thursday entitled "Racist Stereotypes and Cultural Appropriation in American Sports." Scholars, sports writers and Native Americans will gather for the public discussion.

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