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Meet the Washington Commanders, the NFL team's new name

Washington’s NFL team had given up its former name in July 2020. Their name was long viewed as a racial slur against Native Americans, but the team stuck with the name even after decades of calls for it to change.

Washington Post sports reporter Nicki Jhabvala talks about the name change.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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