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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.

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.

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...

Some People Say White Liberals Made Up This Controversy. That's Just Not True.

Upworthy | Alana Karsch | Posted 08.15.2014 | Politics

People are pretty divided on the issue of sports mascots and team names like the "Redskins."...

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...

For NFL Receiver Pierre Garçon, There Is No Offseason in Giving Back

Kandice Ferrell | Posted 12.29.2014 | Impact
Kandice Ferrell

Garçon's hope for fans, friends and supporters alike, is to demonstrate by example that it is always a good time lend a helping hand.

Liberal Blogger Hired To Defend Redskins From Racism Charges Calls It Quits

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 07.08.2014 | Politics

The Virginia political blogger who was hired to help defend Washington's football team against accusations of racism resigned Monday night, claiming t...

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...

Jon Stewart Destroys Washington Redskins' "Tradtion" Argument For Keeping Name

The Huffington Post | Michael Klopman | Posted 06.20.2014 | Sports

Jon Stewart took on the Washington Redskins trademark ruling that came down earlier this week, in which the U.S. Patent Office ruled that the team's n...

There's Never Been A Trademark As Offensive As Redskins

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 06.19.2014 | Business

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is clearly not a big fan of the Washington Redskins. The normally sleepy U.S. Trademark Trial And Appeal Board...