Should the Redskins change their name?

Updated: 07/17/2014 9:40 PM
Created: 07/17/2014 10:00 PM WHEC.com

Football season is just around the corner, but right now, one NFL team is caught in the middle of a heated debate.

The Washington Redskins’ name has come under fire as a racial slur and many people say the team’s nickname should be changed. Others, including the team’s owner, argue it is not offensive and call it a badge of honor.

But how do people in our area feel? The Rochester Business Journal conducted a snap poll among its readers. To see how the votes broke down, pick up a copy of the Rochester Business Journal on newsstands Friday. 

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