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Will Washington ever change Redskins name?

The pressure is on to ditch the "R" word. Some native groups, football fans and even the White House say Washington D.C.'s NFL team name, Redskins, is racist. But CBC News foreign correspondent Paul Hunter finds out why many are still attached to the name.

Opposing groups say team name is offensive

Washington D.C.'s NFL team name, Redskins, is racist accoriding to native groups, some football fans and even the White House. 11:47

The pressure is on to ditch the "R" word from Washington.

Some native groups, football fans and even the White House say Washington D.C.'s NFL team name, Redskins, is racist.

But CBC News foreign correspondent Paul Hunter finds out why many are still attached to the name.

Watch the video above for the full feature.

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