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Continued: Readers Write: (Aug. 9): The CIA, state hiring and disabilities, tips and credit cards and the minimum wage, veterans affairs, racial sensitivity

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Well, if the U is going to go down that road …

It is interesting that University of Minnesota administrators find the name “Redskins” so offensive that they are working to banish it from all signage at the Minnesota Vikings game against Washington at TCF Stadium Nov. 2 (“Report: Redskins name an issue for Vikings game at TCF,” Aug. 7). Particularly when you consider that this is the same university that regularly plays the song “Apache” by the Sugar Hill Gang on the P.A. system during Gophers games.

Apparently it is OK for fans to hear stereotypical tribal yells and advice to “get them squaws, fast as you can” on Saturdays, but it is not OK to read a team nickname on Sunday. Kudos, U of M, for all the hard work to protect us from insensitivity.

Blake Meisenheimer, Minnetonka

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