Etsy Bans Products Bearing Washington NFL Team’s Name or Logo

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Et tu, Etsy?

The online marketplace for vintage and handmade goods has banned the use of the Washington Redskins’ logo and nickname from its store. That’s bad news if you’re a Washington, D.C., NFL fan in the market for some homemade mittens supporting your favorite team

“In no uncertain terms, Native American groups have consistently advocated and litigated that the term ‘redskin(s)’ is disparaging and damaging to Native Americans,” Bonnie Broeren, Etsy’s policy manager, posted on the company’s blog. “Therefore, it will no longer be permitted in our marketplace.” Read more…

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