John Oliver, like every other rational human being, just can’t believe that the Washington Redskins are still known as the Washington Redskins.
The “Last Week Tonight” deftly connected the news that Barack Obama recently became just the fourth sitting president to visit an Indian reservation (and threw some cash at the beleaguered reservation system for mold removal) with the fact that the nation’s capital continues to defend its blatantly racist name. All credit for that debacle goes to Redskins’ owner Dan Snyder, who has staunchly refused to change the name even after a volley of critical advertising seen by the entire nation.
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Given Snyder’s stubbornness, perhaps Oliver’s reverse psychology will actually do the trick.