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Amherst College Ditches Its Symbol Of White Oppression

The Huffington Post | Lydia Oconnor | Posted 01.26.2016 | College

Amherst College said Tuesday it was dumping its unofficial mascot, Lord Jeffery Amherst, because the colonial military commander's advocacy for racia...

14-year-old Girl Testifying Against Native American Mascots Says Crowd Shouted 'Get Off the Stage Squaw'

Tara Houska | Posted 01.13.2016 | Impact
Tara Houska

"Get off the stage, squaw!" Bella Cornell, a 14-year old girl from the Choctaw Nation, said she heard these words as she finished her testimony against the name and mascot of the McLoud High School Redskins during a mid-December school board meeting.

Survey: Stop Treating Native American Culture Like A Costume

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 10.12.2015 | Politics

Statistics regarding Native American youth in 2015 are bleak. Suicide is the second leading cause of death for Native youth aged 15-24. Nat...

California Becomes First State To Ban 'Redskins' Team Name

The Huffington Post | Lydia Oconnor | Posted 10.14.2015 | Sports

California became the first state to ban public schools from using "Redskins" as a team name, nickname or mascot on Sunday in a move ap...

Trump Says Washington Football Team Should Keep 'Redskins' Name

The Huffington Post | Travis Waldron | Posted 10.05.2015 | Sports

Donald Trump believes Washington's NFL franchise should keep the "Redskins" name that has grown into a major source of controversy in recent yea...

Jeb Bush Just Gave A Middle Finger To The Entire Native American Community

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 10.07.2015 | Politics

GOP presidential hopeful Jeb Bush is totally fine with Washington's NFL team using an un-trademarkable, dictionary-defined racial slur as i...

Jeb Bush Doesn't Think The Washington Football Team's Name Is Offensive

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 09.30.2015 | Politics

Republican presidential hopeful Jeb Bush doesn't think Washington's NFL team should change its name, despite calls from critics and Native American a...

RGIII Third-Stringer -- Redskins Name Kirk Cousins As Starter

Michael Lazar | Posted 09.03.2015 | Fifty
Michael Lazar

The Washington Redskins are marking 2015 as the year for change. This means that Kirk Cousins will hold the reigns to the offense while RGIII gets demoted.

The Redskins-Robert Griffin III Saga Has Now Derailed Into Social Media Ridiculousness

The Huffington Post | Lucy McCalmont | Posted 09.01.2015 | Sports

Hey, hi, hello. Welcome to 2015, where athletes don't need to actually comment, nor even post a comment to stir up controversy.  Nope. Because w...

Free Speech or to Be Free of Speech?

Simon Tam | Posted 07.31.2015 | Politics
Simon Tam

We should not let the fear of a football team regaining trademark registration justify the suppression of rights for other groups.

Young People Significantly More Likely To Find ‘Redskins’ Name Disparaging, Poll Finds

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 07.21.2015 | Sports

In a sign that public opinion might one day turn against the Washington professional football team, young Americans aged 18-29 are significantly more...

'Jeopardy!' Subtly Joins Chorus Against The 'Redskins' Name

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 07.15.2015 | Sports

Look, you can believe what you want. But we choose to believe that the makers of "Jeopardy!" joined the critics of the “Redskins” name in ...

Harry Reid Issues Epic NFL Burn

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 05.12.2015 | Politics

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) made a good point on Tuesday when he tweeted criticism about how the National Football League deals with co...

Beneath the Debate of the Washington 'Redskins' Name is an Underlying Truth: The Vast Majority of Americans Have a Limited -- and Often Mistaken -- Understanding of Native American History

National Museum of the American Indian | Posted 05.05.2015 | Politics
National Museum of the American Indian

The controversy surrounding the Washington football team name is in some ways a bellwether. Americans do not know enough about our shared history even to be properly offended at the lack of an inclusive narrative that illuminates the history of this continent in all of its complexity.

An Unlikely Source Is Defending the Redskins' First Amendment Rights

The Huffington Post | Lucy McCalmont | Posted 03.09.2015 | Sports

The ACLU says the government has gone too far.

Doug Williams Made History On This Day 27 Years Ago

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 02.04.2015 | Black Voices

This weekend will be a significant one to sports fans everywhere as the NFL's annual Super Bowl will air Sunday -- but it also marks another historic...

A Fitting End to a Dysfunctional NFL Season

Geoff Livingston | Posted 03.28.2015 | Sports
Geoff Livingston

Even though fans cry foul and sponsors chastise the league, people keep watching and corporate dollars still flow into the NFL coffers. So why should the NFL change? After all, even the unwilling have to watch the Super Bowl.

A Change Will Come

Ray Halbritter | Posted 03.16.2015 | 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 03.11.2015 | 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 03.10.2015 | 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 02.02.2015 | 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 02.02.2015 | 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.