Nation Notes: Journalism P.C. and The Sports Page

Sports Page

Readers of the Portland Oregonian will soon notice a big change when they read the sports pages. Starting this week, the state's largest daily (circ. 354,000) will no longer publish the names or nicknames of sports teams that employ racial or ethnic stereotypes, such as the Braves, Redskins, Indians and Redmen. Instead it will refer only to the cities or states where they play.

"The Oregonian is sensitive to the feelings of those in our society who are rightly offended today by names and nicknames that came into being when a majority in this country was insensitive to minority concerns," explains...

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