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Dan Snyder

Go West, Young Dan

Art Brodsky | Posted 12.15.2014 | Los Angeles
Art Brodsky

It's been 20 years since a professional football game was played in Los Angeles. For our second-largest city, with all of its wealth, entrepreneurial spirit and energy, that's simply not acceptable. True, you have near-professional quality some years with UCLA and USC. Unfortunately, it's not quite the same.

It's Not Too Late for RG3

Julian McWilliams | Posted 12.03.2014 | Sports
Julian McWilliams

Looking back, one could admit that he bit off more than he could possibly chew. Nonetheless, the franchise hasn't been the biggest help either.

For the Journalist, Objectivity Changes When Coverage Includes Dictionary-Defined Racial Slur

Ray Halbritter | Posted 10.29.2014 | Media
Ray Halbritter

True objectivity involves recognizing that using this racial slur in news coverage is, unto itself, an act of opinion and advocacy on behalf of those who wish to denigrate Native Americans.

Solution to Redskins Name Controversy May Be on the 'Playground'

Mark Carpowich | Posted 11.28.2014 | Sports
Mark Carpowich

As it stands, the Redskins' 1-3 start isn't even the most painful part of their 2014 season. Instead, the team has been dog-piled by bad publicity even before the season began. Embracing the story of the Hominy Indians could be the perfect solution.

Senator Will Introduce Legislation To Revoke NFL's Tax Breaks Over Redskins Name

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 09.16.2014 | Politics

Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) announced on Tuesday that she plans to introduce legislation that would revoke the NFL’s tax-exempt status unless the ...

Dan Snyder Invents His Own Definition For 'Redskin'

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 08.06.2014 | Sports

In his continued quest to defend the name of his NFL franchise, billionaire Daniel Snyder seems to be disagreeing not just with some Native American g...

O'Malley Thinks Washington's NFL Team Should Change Its Name

The Huffington Post | David McCabe | Posted 08.05.2014 | Politics

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) -- who is considering a 2016 presidential run -- has joined the growing roster of politicians who think the District...

Amanda Terkel

How The Washington Football Team Creates A Hostile Environment For Native American Students

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 07.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Much of the debate over whether to keep the Washington football team's name has centered around whether it's actually offensive to Nativ...

Virginia Lawmakers Are Forming A 'Redskins Pride Caucus'

AP | Posted 06.23.2014 | Politics

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Three Virginia state lawmakers are forming a "Redskins Pride Caucus" to defend the Washington, D.C.-based football team that's ...

Redskins Owner Dan Snyder and Donald Sterling: What's the Big Difference?

Jasbir Kaur Bawa | Posted 08.23.2014 | Black Voices
Jasbir Kaur Bawa

America in 2014 typically condemns racist behavior in the sports world -- just look at what happened to Donald Sterling. However, we've stood idly by for decades when the object of the racism is Native Americans.

Emily Swanson

The Most Popular Alternative Name For The Washington Football Team Is...

HuffingtonPost.com | Emily Swanson | Posted 06.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Most people don't think the Washington Redskins should change the team's name, but if the team ever decides to do the decent thing, Amer...

Obama to Maliki: Step Up or Step Down Before U.S. Air Power

HuffPost Radio | Posted 06.22.2014 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

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Shrum and Matalin agree it's the definition of insanity for the president to reinsert U.S. into centuries-long religious war when likeliest conclusion a tripartitioned Iraq back to pre-1919.

Dan Snyder's Fight to Save Redskins' Name Has Been One Long PR Disaster

Brian Frederick | Posted 08.18.2014 | Sports
Brian Frederick

Since Dan Snyder is the face of the Redskins, there is no one else who can lead the team out of this mess -- no PR consultants, no army of lobbyists, no one within the Redskins organization.

The Demise of a Racial Slur

Roger I. Abrams | Posted 08.18.2014 | Sports
Roger I. Abrams

While this is the first step in what could become a lengthy judicial proceeding, it reflects a growing recognition in our country that we have begun to move beyond the racial slurs of the past. It is no longer acceptable in our multicultural nation to insult each other based on the color of our skin, our heritage, or our religion.

U.S. Patent And Trademark Office Cancels Redskins Trademark

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 06.18.2014 | Politics

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office canceled six federal trademark registrations for the name "Washington Redskins" on Wednesday on the grounds that ...

Jason Linkins

Native American Tribe To Air Anti-Redskins Ad During NBA Finals

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.10.2014 | Politics

On Monday, we learned that Washington, D.C.'s National Football League team had hired a group of lobbyists -- specifically, McGuireWoods Consulting --...

WATCH: Anti-Redskins Ad To Air During NBA Finals

The Huffington Post | Michael Klopman | Posted 06.10.2014 | Sports

Opponents of the name of the NFL's Washington Redskins are set to take their fight to the NBA Finals. As first reported by the Washington Post, an ant...

Martin Luther King, Donald Sterling, and the Washington Redskins

Bill Halamandaris | Posted 08.03.2014 | Sports
Bill Halamandaris

Times have changed and the tide is running against Daniel Snyder. Our society increasingly has little tolerance for racism, sexism, and all the other "isms" that keep us separate and apart.

Court Rules Against Offensive Trademarks

Reuters | Diane Bartz | Posted 05.15.2014 | Religion

(Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday upheld a decision to refuse to allow the owners of a website titled "Stop! Islamization of America" to tra...

Jennifer Bendery

Top Democrat Wants Hearing On Washington Football's 'Derogatory' Name

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 05.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The top Democrat on the House Energy and Commerce Committee thinks it's time for the panel to challenge the NFL's use of the term "Redsk...

What the NFL Doesn't Want You to Think About

Jim Wallis | Posted 07.09.2014 | Sports
Jim Wallis

The name of Washington, D.C.'s football team is a racial slur, a racist epithet. The U.S. trademark office agrees; so does the dictionary. But more importantly, Native American people feel it. How important is that to the rest of us? That is the moral question for all of us: Are we going to show respect for our nation's original citizens?

More Pressure On Dan Snyder To Change Team's Offensive Name

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 05.05.2014 | Politics

Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson said Sunday that Redskins owner Dan Snyder should think about giving his football team a new name. "I think it shoul...

McCain Would 'Probably Change The Name' Of Washington's Football Team

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 05.02.2014 | Politics

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said he would "probably change the name" of Washington, D.C.'s professional football team. During a Friday appearance on...

Donald Sterling v. Daniel Snyder: A Case Study in How the NBA and NFL Handle Racism Differently

Gyasi Ross | Posted 07.01.2014 | Black Voices
Gyasi Ross

The NFL is a league that, unlike the NBA, allows allegations of racism to exist and actually justifies and explains it away.

NBA Rejects Racism, MLB And NFL Continue Their Silence

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.30.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The Washington Redskins and Chief Wahoo are not something said in private. They are as public as it gets. Millions of dollars are made each year by the sale of merchandise with these names and logos prominently appearing. Yet the leagues do nothing.