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A Change Will Come

Ray Halbritter | Posted 01.14.2015 | Sports
Ray Halbritter

The moment more fans reject that paradigm and hold the league accountable will be the moment things will finally change for the better. In a more diverse and tolerant America that increasingly rejects for-profit bigotry, that moment is coming sooner rather than later.

Justice Department Joins Trademark Fight Over Redskins Name

AP | Posted 01.20.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department says it is intervening in a trademark dispute concerning the team name of the Washington Redskins. ...

It is High Time for America to Grow Up

Tim Giago | Posted 01.09.2015 | Sports
Tim Giago

Even before the kickoff, the FSU fans were flaunting their painted faces and chanting their grade-B movie Indian chant, and doing the infamous tomahawk chop. "Yes, we are killers; we are savages who will use our tomahawks to take your scalps."

California Considers 'Redskins' Ban For All Schools

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 12.31.2014 | Sports

Amid national controversy over sports teams’ use of Native American slurs and tribe names, California is considering a statewide ban all schools’ ...

Opponents Of 'Redskins' Team Name Hold Largest Ever Protest At Washington Home Game

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 12.30.2014 | Sports

Activists took the fight against racist imagery straight to the source, and not all supporters were happy.

Nick Wing

Why The 'Redskins' Name Can't Be Separated From The Bigger Issues Native Americans Face

HuffingtonPost.com | Nick Wing | Posted 12.22.2014 | Sports

Earlier this year, the on-field humiliation of the Washington football team was briefly overshadowed by increasingly vocal disapproval of the team nam...

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.

The Fall of Robert Griffin III -- Is it Fair?

Leigh Steinberg | Posted 12.03.2014 | Sports
Leigh Steinberg

In the contemporary, "nothing matters but this game" NFL, spurred on by constant criticism in talk radio and social media, the slow development of a quarterback is not allowed. Win or be benched is the new mantra.

RG3: It's Over

Nik Bonaddio | Posted 01.18.2015 | Sports
Nik Bonaddio

I found five QBs who fit the profile of Griffin: first-time starting QBs with extremely high efficiency scores who suddenly and precipitously fell off over the span of just two years.

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

Ray Halbritter | Posted 12.29.2014 | 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.

Republican Brings Controversy Over Washington Football Team's Name Into Virginia Senate Race

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 10.28.2014 | Politics

Republican Ed Gillespie brought the controversy over Washington, D.C.'s, football team name into the Virginia Senate race with an ad that aired during...

An Open Letter To Matthew McConaughey About The Washington Football Team

Migizi Pensoneau | Posted 12.22.2014 | Politics
Migizi Pensoneau

Let me start by saying that I'm a fan. But then you did that interview with GQ. I was more than a little disappointed with the things you had to say about the Washington football team's name and logo, and I think we need to have a talk.

FCC v. Redskins, Olive Garden Shake Up and a House Full of Spiders! (VIDEO)

Dan McDermott | Posted 12.12.2014 | DC
Dan McDermott

The Federal Communications Commission is weighing a petition to ban the use of the name "Redskins" on broadcast outlets.

An Open Letter to Black America: Why You Should Want the Redskins Name Changed, Too

Gyasi Ross | Posted 12.01.2014 | Black Voices
Gyasi Ross

Just like school districts had to do with segregation in Brown v. Board of Education, the NFL should have to explain why it's OK to treat Natives different than every other race.

FCC Considering Move To Ban Washington Redskins Nickname

Reuters | Posted 11.30.2014 | Sports

By Alina Selyukh WASHINGTON, Sept 30 (Reuters) - The Federal Communications Commission is considering whether to punish broadcasters f...

Behind The Scenes Of Our Tense Segment On The Daily Show

Migizi Pensoneau | Posted 11.30.2014 | Politics
Migizi Pensoneau

"Is that shirt supposed to be funny?" she asked motioning to my satirical "Caucasians" T-shirt. And then she said, "I'll f*cking cut you." This is the part you don't really see in its full glory on the segment.

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.

'Daily Show' Delivers The Most Damning Argument For Changing The Redskins' Name Yet

The Huffington Post | Carol Hartsell | Posted 09.26.2014 | Comedy

"If we find out that someone in a piece was intentionally misled or if their comments were intentionally misrepresented, we do not air that piece. We ...

'South Park' Benches RG3 In Episode Ripping 'Redskins' Nickname

The Huffington Post | Michael Klopman | Posted 09.25.2014 | Sports

In the opening episode of its 18th season, "South Park" weighed in the ongoing controversy and legal battle surrounding the name of the NFL's Washingt...

The Word 'Redskins' And Natives: We've Earned the Right To Use It How We Want

Chelsey Luger | Posted 11.24.2014 | Politics
Chelsey Luger

When my dad says it, it's endearing. When I see it on the back of a jersey, it's irritating. Yes, I'm talking about the word "Redskins" and no, I'm not particularly troubled if that's a double standard.

It's Time for Schools to Ban Redskins Merchandise

Greg Schwanbeck | Posted 11.23.2014 | Education
Greg Schwanbeck

How should a teacher react if a student arrives to class wearing a t-shirt that shouts a repugnant racial slur in large, all capital letters across the chest? The answer ought to be clear.

Teacher, Editor Suspended for Banning Use of 'Redskin' in School Newspaper

Evelyn Lauer | Posted 11.19.2014 | Education
Evelyn Lauer

As a journalism teacher, I'm appalled by the clear neglect of First Amendment rights to this student publication. As a citizen, I'm appalled by this administration's desire to keep a racial slur as a mascot because of tradition.

Another Major Newspaper Drops 'Redskins' Name

AP | Posted 09.04.2014 | Sports

NEW YORK (AP) — One of the nation's largest newspapers says it will no longer use the name Redskins when writing about Washington's NFL team. The D...

Mike Ditka Lashes Out At Critics Of Redskins Name

The Huffington Post | Michael Klopman | Posted 08.21.2014 | Sports

Football Hall of Famer Mike Ditka isn't on the sideline these days, but he is apparently on Dan Snyder's team. The 74-year-old former NFL coach and pl...

NFL Players Pay Tribute To Michael Brown

The Huffington Post | Michael Klopman | Posted 08.19.2014 | Sports

Before their preseason game on Monday night, Washington safety Brandon Meriweather and some of his teammates paid tribute to Michael Brown, the teenag...