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Washington Redskins Name Controversy

Defiant Redskins Respond To Trademark Cancellations

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 06.18.2014 | Sports

The Washington Redskins remained defiant after the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office canceled six federal trademark registrations for its name in a lan...

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.

'Racial Slur': 50 Senators Urge NFL To Change Washington Redskins' Name

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 05.22.2014 | Politics

Fifty senators have signed a letter urging NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to change the name of the Washington Redskins football team, citing the NBA'...

State Lawmakers Announce Resolution Calling On Sports Teams To Ban Racial Slurs

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 05.06.2014 | Politics

Following Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling’s lifetime ban from the NBA for making racist comments about African-Americans, four New York s...

Harry Reid Predicts The Redskins Will Change Their Name Soon

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 03.27.2014 | Politics

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) believes the Washington Redskins will change their controversial name within the next three years. "I ca...

The 'N-Word' and the 'R-Word'

Ray Halbritter | Posted 04.30.2014 | Sports
Ray Halbritter

Sometimes you have to listen for the silences to understand what is actually being said. The NFL is considering penalties against players if they utter one of the most despicable racial slurs against African Americans.

Redskins GM Leans On GOP Consultants To Deflect 'Ignorant' Questions About Team's Name

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.30.2014 | Politics

Washington Redskins General Manager Bruce Allen worked with a group of GOP consultants on how to push back against a campaign to change the football t...

Win Today, Lose Tomorrow

Jeremiah Goulka | Posted 03.16.2014 | Politics
Jeremiah Goulka

"Redskins" is an offensive term and therefore inappropriate for the team representing our nation's capital. That's kind of obvious, right? Most Republicans don't think so. For one thing, Republicans tend to wear a set of blinders, crafted and actively maintained by the party's functionaries and its media priesthood.

Jason Linkins

Some Free Advice For Dan Snyder's Future Coach | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports

Someday, in the near future -- perhaps the very near future -- someone out there is going to make the fateful decision to come to Washington, D.C. Lan...

Passing the Hot Potato on Indian Mascots

Lawrence Shulruff | Posted 02.16.2014 | Comedy
Lawrence Shulruff

Despite what many consider to be a racist, degrading, insulting and out-of-date mascot, the Washington Redskins football team refuses to change the team's name. No need to penalize the home team. I've come up with the perfect replacement.

Skins, Take a Page From Pollin

Dan_Weiss | Posted 12.31.2013 | Sports

Abe Pollin, may he rest in peace, was particularly sensitive about team names. He owned the Washington professional basketball team that had long been known as the Bullets, when Abe decided to change the name.

Would You Call Me a Redsk*n to My Face?

Brian Cladoosby | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports
Brian Cladoosby

No racial group would stand for a team name that denigrated their cultural identity, but Native Americans are expected to stand by and accept this treatment just because some don't see the word as offensive.

Another Publication Drops 'Redskins' Use

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 10.30.2013 | Sports

The San Francisco Chronicle has announced it will stop printing the team name “Redskins” when referring to the Washington, D.C. football team -- t...

Redskins and Respect: A Lifelong Washington Fan On Tradition

Rev. Emily C. Heath | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Rev. Emily C. Heath

I am a lifelong Washington Redskins fan. I love them. I'm a dyed-in-the-wool Washington Redskins loyalist. And I want them to change their name.

Hail to the... Yids?

Isaac Butler | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports
Isaac Butler

A loose campaign is afoot to pressure the Washington Redskins into changing their name. At least on an ethical front, the decision is a no-brainer. I'm trying to imagine a world in which Jews, the ethnic group to which both myself and Redskins owner Daniel Snyder belong, were represented the same way.

Some of My Best Friends Are Redskins

Galanty Miller | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy
Galanty Miller

This is not a matter of "political correctness." This is about righting a wrong. This is about changing an ugly, misunderstood aspect of our culture. This is about firing Coach Mike Shanahan for keeping RG3 in at the end of that playoff game last season.

Ways We Try to Justify Our Traditions: Sports and Beyond

Norma Cook Everist | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports
Norma Cook Everist

The debate about whether the Washington Redskins should bow to pressure to change its name will continue as long as we as a nation fail to see the difference between trying to justify traditions and recognizing the real deep-seated problems.

This High School May Ban Washington Redskins Apparel

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 10.15.2013 | Sports

In another sign the Washington Redskins may be losing some hometown support on the name issue, a Washington, D.C., high school plans to consider banni...

PETA Tells Redskins To Keep Name, Change Logo...To A Potato

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 10.17.2013 | Sports

How can the Washington Redskins keep their name while also satisfying those, like Bob Costas, who say the football team's moniker is "an insult, a slu...

Name Controversy Not Just Skin Deep

John P. David | Posted 12.14.2013 | Sports
John P. David

The Washington Redskins, a longstanding National Football League team, faces pressure to change its name by parties as disparate as President Barack Obama, the Oneida Indian Nation and shock jock Howard Stern.

WATCH: Bob Costas Tears Down Redskins Name

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 10.14.2013 | Sports

Bob Costas felt that halftime of the latest installment of NBC's "Sunday Night Football" was "an appropriate time" to address the controversy swirling...

Rick Reilly's Father-In-Law Says He Was Misquoted In Defense Of 'Redskins'

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 10.10.2013 | Sports

In his recent column defending the name of the Washington Redskins, ESPN columnist Rick Reilly highlighted the opinion of his father-in-law. As portra...

Daddy, What's a Redskin?

Rob Hiaasen | Posted 12.09.2013 | Comedy
Rob Hiaasen

"I don't understand. All those football players are called Redskins, and people love to watch them play and buy T-shirts with their names on them."

Redskins Owner Defends Team Name AGAIN

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 10.10.2013 | Sports

As calls for change to the name of the Redskins continue to grow louder, franchise owner Dan Snyder has once again publicly defended the nickname. In ...

Rick Reilly's No Good, Very Bad Defense of the Washington Football Team's Nickname

Jonathan Weiler | Posted 11.19.2013 | Sports
Jonathan Weiler

There's a worthwhile discussion to be had about the extent to which the name offends Native Americans. But the general principle -- that the sensibilities of the affected group should be paramount in these discussions -- is clearly appropriate.