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The Washington Football Team Should Move

Their racist mascot is easier to shed if they relocate.

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Episode Notes

On the Gist, Trump at Mount Rushmore.

In the interview, making a strong case for reparations among descendants of enslaved African Americans is economist William Darity, Jr in his new book, From Here to Equality: Reparations for Black Americans in the Twenty-First Century. Darity suggests that that in order to close the racial wealth disparities, America must confront injustices and offer a detailed fiscal plan for providing financial gifts to Black Americans to aid in their economic well-being.

In the spiel, renaming a football team.

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