WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Several former FCC officials have written a letter to Washington Redskins Owner Dan Snyder in which they compare the team's name to the "N Word" and request for it to be changed.
"We are writing as longtime participants in the FCC regulatory process to respectfully encourage you to change the archaic and racially stereotyped name of the Washington XXXskins football team," The letter, which has been posted on the Washington Post website, reads.
"It is especially unseemly for our nation's capital to be represented by a football team whose name and mascot keep alive the spirit of inhumanity, subjugation and genocide that nearly wiped out the Native American population," It continues.
Read the full letter here.
It is signed from Jonathan Adelstein, Reed Hundt, Andrew Schwartzman, Henry Geller, Nicholas Johnson, Sonny Skyhawk, Dan Gonzalez, Erwin Krasnow, Gigi Sohn, David Honig, Blair Levin, and Brent Wilkes.