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Supreme Court won't rule on racist NFL team name

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The U.S. Supreme Court will not intervene, ending a 17-year-old case against the Washington NFL franchise over its name—the “Redskins”—which Native Americans contend is a racist label, the Court announced Nov. 16. The name “is patently offensive, disparaging and demeaning and perpetrates a centuries-old stereotype,” according to the National Congress of American Indians in a court brief.