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Washington Redskins Name Change

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...

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.

A Look At Controversial Mascots In Sports

AP | AMY TAXIN | Posted 12.02.2013 | Black Voices

THERMAL, Calif. (AP) — A California high school is redesigning its mascot of an Arab after an Arab-American group complained that the portrayal of a...

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.

DC Pastors Speak Out For Team's Name Change

Religion News Service | ERIK BRADY | Posted 10.27.2013 | Religion

WASHINGTON — The Oneida Indian Nation’s campaign against the Washington pro football club’s team name picked up new supporters this week when mo...

Washington Redskins: Snyder Will Change 'Redskins' Name for One Reason Only

Dexter Rogers | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports
Dexter Rogers

One of the perks of capitalism is to have the ability to name your entity what you wish or carry on a pre-existing one. The ability to name and anoint signifies power and jurisdictional control over that which is named.

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...

How Many Support The Redskins' Name?

The Huffington Post | Will Wrigley | Posted 06.25.2013 | DC

Dan Snyder can rest easy for now. A Washington Post poll finds that 61 percent of D.C. area residents support the Redskins' name, which has been a ...

Goodell's Defense of 'Redskins' Name Is Unacceptable

Hank Koebler | Posted 08.13.2013 | Sports
Hank Koebler

The continued usage of a racial epithet as an NFL team's name shouldn't be remotely acceptable to the commissioner or to anyone else with common decency.

Jason Linkins

Roger Goodell, In Defending 'Redskins' Name, Must Think That People Are Stupid

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.14.2013 | Politics

The Washington area's National Football League team has a racist name, "the Redskins," and renewed pressure is mounting on the team to do something ab...

High School Drops "Redskins" Logo Out Of Respect For Native Americans

AP | Posted 06.12.2013 | Sports

DRIGGS, Idaho -- An Idaho high school will drop its longtime "Redskins" nickname, logo and mascot in a move its top administrator says was made to sho...

It's Time to Scalp the Washington Redskins' Nickname

Larry Atkins | Posted 08.05.2013 | Sports
Larry Atkins

It's not just the name that is offensive, it's the cartoonish manner in which the mascots and symbols are portrayed, such as Chief Wahoo, the Cleveland Indians mascot, or the use of the Tomahawk Chop and war chant by fans of the Atlanta Braves and Florida State Seminoles.

Congress Slams Redskins Using 'Racial, Derogatory Slur'

AP | Posted 07.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Ten members of Congress are urging the Washington Redskins to change their name because it is offensive to many Native Americans. The r...

Law Professor Issues Odd 'Redskins' Challenge

The Huffington Post | Will Wrigley | Posted 05.20.2013 | DC

George Washington University law professor John Banzhaf is calling on the D.C. Council to pass a resolution asking local television broadcasters to st...

To the 79 Percent of People Who Don't Think the Washington Redskins Should Change Their Name

Dan Treadway | Posted 07.03.2013 | Sports
Dan Treadway

This isn't even a borderline case, guys. Given our long history of mistreatment of Native Americans naming a team with any reference to that culture is a ballsy proposition. But to not only do that, but to make the name a straight-up derogatory slur, is just completely absurd.

Redskins? How About The 'Redtails'?

The Huffington Post | Will Wrigley | Posted 05.01.2013 | DC

Hail to the Redtails! Hail victory! Ambiguous species with rose-tinted rear appendage or Tuskegee Airmen on the warpath! Fight for old D.C.! Tha...