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Dispute over 'Redskins' name hits home at Montgomery County school

Dispute over 'Redskins' name hits home at Montgomery County school

The burgundy-and-gold bulletin board was supposed to welcome students as the school year opened. "Kicking off a new year," it said in colorful block letters surrounded by footballs and Washington Redskins pennants and logos.

But to Jared Hautamaki, a member of the Sault Ste. Marie tribe of Chippewa Indians, the display at Montgomery County's Highland Elementary School, however well-meaning, conveyed something altogether different — the condoning of a football team's name he considers racially insensitive.

Hautamaki, 39, an Environmental Protection Agency attorney from Silver Spring, said that when he dropped off his son for kindergarten one day in September, he...

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