Should the Washington Redskins change their nickname? It has been a widely debated topic for a while, but over the past year, the issue has reach a pinnacle once again. Now, the discussion has reached President Barack Obama. In an interview with The Associated Press, Obama was asked for his perspective on the controversial nickname. 

President Obama believes that when "a sizable group of people" become offended by a team name like the Redskins "nostalgia may not be a good enough reason to keep them in place." Obama also maintains that the Washington fans aren't purposely trying to offend American Indians with their use of the name. "I don't want to detract from the wonderful Redskins fans that are here. They love their team and rightly so," he said. "I don't know whether our attachment to a particular name should override the real legitimate concerns that people have about these things." 

Where do you stand on the Washington team name debate? Voice your opinion in the comments section. 

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[via ESPN]

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