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Rick Reilly’s most recent column for ESPN delves into the Redskins name issue, largely decrying his colleagues who have made public shows of rejecting it.

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9/1/2014

article LETTER: Changing name won't hurt D.C.'s NFL team
(Virginia) -- At one time, I have to admit, I stood with those who did not want the Redskins' name changed. Political correctness was running amok! Who was it really...

8/31/2014

article Indigenous Performance Artist Will Experience 8 Hours Of Abuse In 'Redskin'
(Washington D.C.) -- Earlier this summer, Washington, D.C.'s football team found itself at the center of a debate that seemed all but inevitable. It has for decades...
article Why I Think Dan Snyder Wants A New Stadium
(Washington D.C.) -- I have never spoken to Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder. But I think I know why he wants a new stadium despite the fact he owns the third-most...
article Column: Watch who you're calling a 'Redskin,' paleface
(Indiana) -- When North Side High School's football team took the field against Delta Friday night, it did so under the nickname that has identified the institution...

8/30/2014

article Sen. Harry Reid: Redskins Owner Offered Gifts to Nevada Tribe
(Washington D.C.) -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, who has been arguing that the Washington Redskins' name is racist, claims team owner Dan Snyder tried to give...
article NFL wildly over-reaching with penalty flags for language, as Washington Redskins allowed to keep nickname
(New York) -- There’s an irony to the NFL’s latest well-intentioned but so obviously boneheaded rule change. And you’ll see it on display every Sunday...
article Professor Preps Challenge to Redskins Owner Snyder's Radio Licenses
(Washington D.C.) -- George Washington University professor John Banzhaf and his supporters are considering challenging the radio station licenses of Washington Redskins...
article Study shows range of views about Redskins' name change
(Washington D.C.) -- A majority of adults in the region say they feel the Washington Redskins should not change the team name, according to a new poll. But a majority...
article Terry Dodson’s Red Widow, To Red Skin, To Red One From Image Comics Next Year
(USA) -- Early this week, we gave a look at the new cover to Terry Dodson‘s Red Widow, now renamed due to legal concerns as Red Skin, for the launch of the first...

8/29/2014

article Anti-racism coalition threatens to sue U of M over Redskins name
(Minnesota) -- The National Coalition on Racism in Sports and Media is threatening to sue the University of Minnesota if they use the Washington Redskins name when the...
article Reid accuses Redskins owner of trying to bribe Nevada tribes
(Washington D.C.) -- U.S. Sen. Harry Reid has accused the owner of the Washington Redskins of trying to bribe the Las Vegas Paiute Tribe, saying the team owner offered a...
article Should ‘Redskins’ name be in stadium?
(Minnesota) -- A coalition demanded Thursday that the NFL team from Washington be barred from using its “Redskins” name on University of Minnesota turf.

8/28/2014

article Controversy over "Washington Redskins" team name remains unresolved
(Washington D.C.) -- With the new NFL season poised to kick off in early September, the Washington franchise went to federal court Aug. 14 in an attempt to stem the...
article GWU prof may challenge Dan Snyder's radio station licenses
(Washington D.C.) -- A George Washington University professor and others are considering mounting an effort to challenge radio station licenses held by Dan Snyder, owner...
article How to fix NFL’s ‘Redskins’ problem
(Washington D.C.) -- Official Washington, most notably Congress, is still away on its extended pre-Labor Day vacation, a fact that hasn’t altered the zero-sum rate...
article THE ED SHOW: Top Republicans defend Redskins logo
(Washington D.C.) -- Mitt Romney tops the list for 2016, while thousands take part in a tomato toss in Spain. Ed Schultz and Gyasi Ross discuss Sarah Palin and Mike...
article Coalition gathering strength to oppose Redskins at Gophers' stadium
(Minnesota) -- The Washington Redskins shouldn't be allowed to use their offensive team name while playing on the Minnesota Vikings on the University of Minnesota...
article Coalition wants 'Redskins' name kept out of university stadium for Vikings game
(Minnesota) -- A coalition demanded Thursday that the NFL team from Washington be barred from using its "Redskins" name on University of Minnesota turf.
article Coalition wants Redskins name kept out of TCF Bank Stadium for Vikings game
(Minnesota) -- The NFL team from Washington should be barred from using its team name, the Redskins, on University of Minnesota turf, an anti-racism coalition said...

8/27/2014

article MEET THE MORONS: Sarah Palin backs Mike Ditka in Redskins name controversy
(Washington D.C.) -- In what seems like the greatest Saturday Night Live sketch never written, Sarah Palin has leaped to the support of Mike Ditka in a battle against...
article Native rap star Frank Waln to perform for ESPN show on R-word
(Illinois) -- If you haven't heard the uproar over the Washington R******s and the push to #changethename, then you haven't been paying attention to social media...
article Schram: How to fix the NFL's 'Redskins' problem
(Washington D.C.) -- Official Washington, most notably Congress, is still away on its extended pre-Labor Day vacation, a fact that hasn't altered the zero-sum rate...
article The Assassinating of Native American Voices by the Cowards Palin, Ditka and Snyder
(Washington D.C.) -- Every person who wants the Washington football team to change its name got an unexpected gift earlier this week in the form of a Sarah Palin word...

8/26/2014

article Consider This: Washington Redskins
(South Carolina) -- The NFL regular season is approaching and controversy is surrounding the Washington Redskins and the pressure for a name change is increasing....
article Sarah Palin Doesn't Think The Washington Football Team Should Change Their Name, Naturally
(Washington D.C.) -- Echoing the statements that former Chicago Bears coach Mike Ditka recently made about "political correct idiots" fueling the Washington...
article Editorial: Editorial page will no longer use 'Redskin'
(Michigan) -- The Battle Creek Enquirer editorial board has for years urged sports franchises, universities and high schools to retire the use of Native American names,...
article What’s in a name? Redskins offensive or noble moniker?
(North Carolina) -- Driving up the hill to an entrance to Erwin High, a towering statue of a Native American welcomes all to the home of the Warriors. But the majority...

8/25/2014

article ESPN Announcers To Use Their Judgment When Referring To Washington Redskins
(Washington D.C.) -- As we approach the 2014 NFL regular season, one of the stories is which announcer is going to say “Redskins” and which one is not. No...
article LETTERS: Holding the line on the Washington football team’s name
(Washington D.C.) -- There are many football teams in Washington but only one Washington Redskins. When The Post’s editorial board chooses to avoid using the team...
article THE DAILY CALLER: If You’re A Native American Who Supports The Washington Redskins, Does That Make You An Uncle Tom-Tom?
(Washington D.C.) -- It’s probably racist to ask that, so never mind. Just watch these Native American race-traitors as they pass up a prime opportunity to call...
article Washington Post Editorials Won't Use Redskins Name: 'Waiting for NFL to Catch Up With Common Decency'
(Washington D.C.) -- The Editorial Board of the Washington Post said on Friday it will no longer use "Redskins," when referring to Washington's NFL...
article What’s in a name? For Washington’s NFL team, plenty
(Florida) -- There is predictable outrage from many about the strong-armed attempt to force the owner of Washington’s National Football League franchise to change...
article Which Outlets Aren't Calling The Redskins 'The Redskins'? A Short History
(USA) -- Football season is upon us once more, which means another year of swirling debate around just what to do about the Washington Redskins' name.

8/24/2014

article 3 Questions with Suzan Shown Harjo
(California) -- Suzan Shown Harjo has many titles: Native American-rights advocate, poet, badass. On Monday, Harjo, who has helped Native peoples recover over a million...
article After Challenge From Olbermann, ESPN Says Announcers Don’t Have To Say ‘Redskins’ On Air
(USA) -- ESPN announced Saturday that it would give its on-air broadcasters, analysts, and personalities the option to avoid saying the name of Washington’s...
article Redskins Players Salute Mike Brown As Their Name-Change Debate Rages
(Washington D.C.) -- As racial tensions over the slaying of 19-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri continue to swell across the country, a providential...
article Make Miami connection more meaningful
(Indiana) -- The recent controversy in Washington, D.C., about its football team – the Washington Redskins – has caused many people to consider North Side...
article OP/ED: The Redskins name is defined by more than Racism
(Washington D.C.) -- I keep hearing opponents of the Washington Redskins name pointing out that the word “Redskin” is a racial slur and how the dictionary...

8/23/2014

article The Washington Post Will No Longer Use R-word when Referencing the Washington NFL Football Team
(Washington D.C.) -- The hometown newspaper to Washington NFL football team weighed in on the controversial and offensive name of the team in an editorial announcement...
article Washington Post editorial board bans the word 'Redskins'
(Washington D.C.) -- The Washington Post's editorial board said Friday that it will refrain from use of the word "redskins" to refer to the NFL team...
article As season approaches, Washington DC NFL team faces increasing heat over name
(Washington D.C.) -- Amanda Blackhorse decided one afternoon to attend a rally outside a game between the NFL’s Kansas City Chiefs and the Washington Redskins.
article Carey took a stand
(Ohio) -- It came out last week that former NFL official Mike Carey took a stand in 2006 against the nickname Redskins and asked the NFL to not send him to Washington to...
article 7 Anti-R-Word Quotes From Native Voices
(New York) -- The name-change debate has brought a diverse group of activists to the forefront, whether it be through social media, or more traditional platforms. Here...
article BLOG: The Offensive Line
(USA) -- We’re having the wrong conversation. You may be forgiven for thinking that discourse surrounding the Washington DC football team is about mascots, but it...
article BLOG: The Washington Redskins name will never die
(USA) -- Just because you stop saying or writing something doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist. But it seems some in the media believe that if they stop saying the...
article FARINELLA: Upon further review of Redskins name
(Massachusetts) -- Ponderous thoughts I was pondering while taking care of more things at once than I thought was even remotely possible: **A few days ago, I had to...
article Sarah Palin’s Racism and Hypocrisy on Full Display After Ignorant Defense of ‘Redskins’ Name
(USA) -- By now most people have heard about the ongoing controversy surrounding the NFL football team known as the Washington Redskins. Many feel that the “...
article Maine Residents Succeed in Naming Street After Redskins
(Maine) -- Even as controversy swirls on nearly a daily basis over the name of the Washington Redskins, residents of Wiscasset, Maine, succeeded in getting a street...
article Maine town renames street "Redskin's Drive" after abandoning term as offensive for school mascot
(Maine) -- Should I laugh or should I cry? It’s not just the title of a 1981 song by Abba – it’s how you sometimes feel when something is either so...
article Wiscasset selectmen OK Redskin's Drive
(Maine) -- A 3-2 vote by Wiscasset selectmen has allowed a private road to be named Redskin's Drive, returning the town to a debate that had been settled.

8/22/2014

article Washington Post editorial board stops using the word ‘Redskins’
(Washington D.C.) -- The Washington Post editorial board said Friday it will stop using the word “Redskins” when referring to Washington’s football...
article Washington Post editorial board to stop using 'Redskins'
(Washington D.C.) -- The Washington Post editorial board will stop using the word “Redskins” in reference to the NFL team, it announced Friday.
article WASHINGTON POST: Washington Post editorials will no longer use ‘Redskins’ for the local NFL team
(Washington D.C.) -- THIS PAGE has for many years urged the local football team to change its name. The term “Redskins,” we wrote in 1992, “is really...
article And the Redskins' New Name Is ...
(Washington D.C.) -- It has been a rough year for the nation’s most popular sport. From anti-gay slurs in the locker room to what amounts to a slap on the wrist...
article ESPN’s Tom Jackson says he may follow Tony Dungy in refusing to use Redskins name
(Washington D.C.) -- Longtime ESPN NFL analyst Tom Jackson became the latest prominent broadcaster to wade into the Redskins name issue Friday morning on ESPN Radio.
article MURGUIA: Every Argument for 'Redskins' Is Bogus
(Washington D.C.) -- The chorus of calls for changing the name of Washington's professional football team continues to grow. The National Congress of American...
article YOUNG BEAR: Redskins: Words matter
(Iowa) -- We live in an era where cultural misrepresentation is rampant. Over the years, I’ve been subjected to various claims of tribal affiliation by some of my fellow...

8/20/2014

article WASHINGTON POST: Where people stand on the Redskins’ name
(Washington D.C.) -- The Redskins have come under intense pressure in recent months to change the team’s name, which some Native American leaders have denounced as...
article LAMAR: Redskins' Bribing of Indian Country Has Consequences
(USA) -- As a retired federal law enforcement officer and Native American, I believe it important to enter the conversation relating to the Washington Redskins Original...
article Mike Carey, longtime NFL referee, avoided Washington’s games because of the name
(New York) -- Mike Carey sat quietly by himself in the CBS NFL game-day studio in Manhattan on Monday. As he had for 19 integrity-driven seasons as one of the league...
article Tony Dungy among NFL analysts avoiding the R word
(Florida) -- Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers Head Coach Tony Dungy gets his football fix as an analyst for NBC these days, which means he talks about all 32 NFL teams.
article MEET THE MORON: Mike Ditka Lashes Out At Redskins Name Critics: 'It's So Much Horse Sh-t'
(USA) -- 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...
article Mike Ditka can keep calling them ‘Redskins,’ but I won’t: Morrissey
(Illinois) -- If you saw an American Indian walking across the street, would you yell out, “Hey, Redskin, you dropped your hat’’?

8/19/2014

article MORON ALERT: Washington Fans Wear Headdresses To Game Against Cleveland Browns
(Maryland) -- While Washington football players entered their preseason game against the Cleveland Browns with a touching tribute to Michael Brown and the protests in...
article Mike Ditka blames Redskins name-change talk on 'political correct idiots in America'
(Washington D.C.) -- The Hall of Famer and current ESPN analyst had some strong takes when asked about the Redskins possibly changing their name.
article Mike Ditka says Redskins name debate is ‘so stupid it’s appalling’
(Washington D.C.) -- CBS Sports broadcaster Phil Simms said Monday the he is considering not using the Redskins name when he calls the “Thursday Night Football...

8/18/2014

article Dan Snyder’s SLAPP against Native American Trademark Challengers
(Washington D.C.) -- Like the Energizer Bunny, Dan Snyder keeps on going and going, and with every step demonstrates a disregard for many of the values and principles...
article Washington Redskins Hog Wild Over Name
(Washington D.C.) -- It doesn't look like the Washington Redskins will be changing their name any time soon. In June, we reported that the Trademark Trial and Appeal...
article Assembly urges Washington Redskins to ditch 'degrading' name
(California) -- Add one more to the growing list of those who want the Washington Redskins football team to adopt a new name: the California Assembly.
article Beyond The Redskins: Other Names, Logos Are At Risk
(Washington D.C.) -- With the football season about to kick off, debates renew about the impact of the June decision of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to cancel...
article Browns' opponent facing name controversy
(Ohio) -- The Washington Redskins will face the Cleveland Browns Monday night. The Redskins are also facing similar issues as another Cleveland team -- the Cleveland...
article Greg Gumbel also won't say 'Redskins' on air; Michael Irvin: I usually say 'Washington'
(New York) -- Actually, Greg Gumbel said, he hasn't uttered the nickname of Washington's NFL franchise on the air for some time now.
article TMZ: Pocahontas Demands Name Change ... It's a Bad Message for Little Girls
(California) -- It might finally be time for the Washington Redskins to fall back in the war over the team name ... because Pocahontas herself is taking a stand, telling...

8/17/2014

article Meet The Dude Who Might Just Have The Poorest Judgment In America. Bless His Dead-Inside Heart.
(Washington D.C.) -- John Oliver is on a hot streak of publicly shaming people who deserve public shaming. This week, he set his sights on the owner of a football team.
article Redskins say team name isn’t offensive because it’s a proper noun
(California) -- The Washington Redskins have been clinging desperately to a team name that has come under increased fire of late as being offensive to Native Americans.

8/15/2014

article Column: Redskins say team name isn't offensive because it's a proper noun
(California) -- The Washington Redskins have been clinging desperately to a team name that has come under increased fire of late as being offensive to Native Americans.
article Dan Snyder, Redskins Appeal Trademark Decision
(Washington D.C.) -- In an expected move, the Washington Redskins appealed the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) decision to rescind trademark protection for the...
article Redskins Appeal Trademark Decision On Team Name
(Virginia) -- The Washington Redskins are fighting for their name in court. The team, stripped of its trademark, is suing to get it back. This, as a new video emerges...
article Redskins Appeal Trademark Revocation; Indians Ready for Court
(Washington D.C.) -- Lawyers for the Washington Redskins football team filed an appeal on August 14 in U.S. District Court in Alexandria, Virginia. Their goal is to...
article Dan Snyder Keeps on Trying to Win Friends Through Philanthropy
(USA) -- The life cycle of Daniel Snyder’s Original Americans Foundation is something to behold. His Washington DC National Football League franchise has just...
press release For Immediate Release: AIM-West & Sacred Sites Protection & Rights of Indigenous Tribes to Launch Campaign Against “Redskins”
(California) -- A Northern California campaign to end the use of the racial slur “redskins” as the mascot and name of the NFL team in Washington, D.C. will...
article If you think Native Americans aren’t offended by Redskins’ name, think again
(New York) -- Gary Clark, a former wide receiver for the Washington Redskins and several other NFL teams, seems to have played too often without a helmet.
article Joint Affinity Groups Stand Against Redskins, Address Racism in Philanthropy
(USA) -- The Joint Affinity Groups, a national network of identity-based philanthropic organizations, issued a statement on Thursday saying that Dan Snyder’s...
article VikesCentric: Vikings walking a fine line on 'Redskins' controversy
(Minnesota) -- The Minnesota Vikings find themselves wedged in the middle of a controversy not of their own doing. On one hand it’s a refreshing change that the...

8/14/2014

article Redskins appeal trademark ruling on team name
(Washington D.C.) -- The Washington Redskins on Thursday formally appealed a ruling that stripped the team of trademark protection, the latest legal manoeuvr in the...
article Washington NFL team sues over trademark cancellation
(Arizona) -- The NFL's Washington Redskins are suing the men and women who brought the case that canceled the team's federal trademark registrations in June.
article Washington Redskins appeal decision to cancel trademark
(Washington D.C.) -- The Washington Redskins filed an appeal today in the case that canceled the team's federal trademark registrations. "We believe that the...
article CSN’s ‘Alumni Special’ will star four ex-players who support keeping Redskins name
(Washington D.C.) -- The Redskins have continued their vigorous pushback against critics of their team name in recent days, releasing a YouTube video featuring Native...
article Gary Clark says if Native Americans cared about the Redskins name they would march on Washington
(Washington D.C.) -- The Redskins have turned over much of their response to the name issue to an assortment of former players in recent days, most prominently Chris...
article Native Americans Support Washington Redskins Name in New Ad
(Texas) -- In the latest volley in the ongoing battle over the Washington Redskins name, the NFL team released a new ad this week that features members of different...
article ‘R’ word is a racial slur, period
(Kansas) -- Maybe we should give Kyle McCaskey credit for his Hutchinson News piece “What’s in a Name” for bothering to ask the questions and by at...

8/13/2014

article Native Americans Support Washington Redskins Name in New Ad
(Washington D.C.) -- In the latest volley in the ongoing battle over the Washington Redskins name, the NFL team released a new ad this week that features members of...
article Redskins propaganda takes vile turn: How team seeks to buy off opposition
(Washington D.C.) -- Here’s the latest: it’s August 13, 2014, and there is a still a National Football League franchise named the Washington Redskins. The owner of this...
article The Redskins now have their own YouTube video about the team name
(Washington D.C.) -- In the lead-up to last winter’s Super Bowl, the National Congress of American Indians released a YouTube video urging Washington to change the...
article Washington Redskins Defend Name With Help From Native Americans
(Washington D.C.) -- The Washington Redskins premiered a video Monday in which Native Americans explain why they don’t think the team’s hot-button name is...
article WASHINGTON POST: Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe fumbles on the Redskins name
(Washington D.C.) -- DANIEL SNYDER, among the nation’s most obstinate sports team owners, has recently been dealt a series of blows. First was the U.S. Patent and...

8/12/2014

article Daniel Snyder Dismissed Tribal Member Who Told Him ‘Redskins’ Was Offensive
(New Mexico) -- A Native American tribal member said Monday that Daniel Snyder, owner of Washington’s professional football team, dismissed him when he told Snyder...
article MORON ALERT: Washington NFL Team Releases Ad Defending Controversial Name
(Washington D.C.) -- The Washington Redskins released an ad on Monday, defending the NFL football team's name. Called "Redskins is a Powerful Name," the...
article Our view: Changing Redskins name will be a business decision
(Minnesota) -- Daniel Snyder, the Washington Redskins owner who refuses to change the team's nickname despite the tide against him, is if nothing else a man who...
article For Sale: Native-Made Washington "Foreskins" Logo
(New Mexico) -- Members of the Native American comedy troupe the 1491s were not able to make it to Zuni, New Mexico for the No-Drunks-Allowed Native American Craft Fair...
article NFL Redskin's representatives visit Zuni Pueblo looking to buy artwork
(New Mexico) -- The ongoing controversy surrounding the Washington Redskins' name continues to grow. Many Native Americans say the NFL team's name is offensive....
article Redskins Logo Redesigned By Indian Comedy Group
(USA) -- Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder's Original Americans Foundation purchased art from members of the Zuni Pueblo tribe on Monday. A self-described Native...
article Redskins' Representives Visit Tribe in New Mexico
(New Mexico) -- Representatives from the NFL team visit Zuni, Pueblo in New Mexico to buy Native American art, but many are unhappy with how things were handled. KOBs...

8/11/2014

article ENOTE: We Are Not Redskins
(New Mexico) -- This past November I had a surprising opportunity to speak face-to-face for about 20 minutes with Dan Snyder, owner of the Washington Redskins football...
article Dan Snyder Seeks Original Native American Art to Redwash Foundation
(Washington D.C.) -- You have to give it to Dan Snyder for dogged chutzpah. He won’t go down—or shed the racially disparaging name of his Washington, D.C....
article MORON ALERT: Ex-Redskins kicker Moseley: You'll have to drop a bomb on FedEx field to get team's name changed
(Washington D.C.) -- Mark Moseley has been associated with the Washington Redskins for some four decades as a league MVP kicker, member of a Super Bowl-winning team and...
article Washington Times Partners With Redskins and Dan Snyder
(Washington D.C.) -- In what is being derided by critics as the antithesis of objective journalism, the Washington Redskins and the Washington Times announced last month...
article OP/ED: Snyder's Blood Money: The Zuni Need Our Love and Support
(New Mexico) -- “My judgement is toward OAF. I could be wrong but I feel that OAF is using that weakness of our people by offering much needed money. All of my...
article Tribal member says Dan Snyder dismissed name complaint
(New Mexico) -- Jim Enote, director of the A:shiwi A:wan Museum and Heritage Center in Zuni, N.M., says he met Washington NFL owner Daniel Snyder at the museum last...
article Wanted: Native Art With Redskins Logo And Colors; Drunks Need Not Apply
(New Mexico) -- Dan Snyder's foundation "to provide meaningful and measurable resources that provide genuine opportunities for Tribal communities," named...
article ‘Redskins’ name has complicated history for Meskwaki, other tribes
(Iowa) -- The name “Redskins” — which some believe is destined for deletion from all levels of sports — has a complicated history with Native...

8/10/2014

article Bob Bestler | Washington’s team may not be “Redskins” when they play in Minnesota
(South Carolina) -- For good or ill, I've always considered my home state of Minnesota to be one of the most politically correct places in the universe.
article Column: Hail to the Redskins
(Nevada) -- The federal government is coming apart at the seams in Washington, D.C. and Congress is on vacation — excuse me, in recess — but our fearless...
article Dan Snyder thinks his football team name is not racist, then says 6 dumb things to prove it is
(UK) -- Dan, here’s a hint… when you are in a hole stop digging. Dozens of news outlets (*including this one) refuse to use the nickname of the Washington...
article Debate over Redskins name more intense that ever
(Washington D.C.) -- Mark Moseley has been associated with the Washington Redskins for some four decades as a league MVP kicker, member of a Super Bowl-winning team and...
article Eleanor Holmes Norton calls out Daniel Snyder over Redskins name on MSNBC
(Washington D.C.) -- True fact: If a nuclear holocaust decimated all human civilization on this planet, the only things left would be a few of those sugar-coated gummy...
article The Redskins Name Controversy: Are We Asking the Right Questions?
(Washington D.C.) -- As we ponder the controversy surrounding the possible name change of the Washington Redskins, let’s ask ourselves a few questions, questions...

8/9/2014

article #NotYourRedskin: Wings Speaks Out Against Bribery and Blood Money
(New Mexico) -- Sometimes events force us to take a public stand for what is right. Today is one of those times. Word has leaked out that the Washington Red****s so-...
article Redskins Want Native-Made Redskins Art. No Drunk Artists, Please
(New Mexico) -- On Monday, August 11, representatives of the Washington Redskins will be visiting Zuni Pueblo, but they're not coming to build a skate park or hand...
article Wanted: Native Art With Redskins Logo And Colors; Drunks Need Not Apply
(USA) -- Dan Snyder's foundation "to provide meaningful and measurable resources that provide genuine opportunities for Tribal communities," named OAF, is...
article 10 ‘I’m so Redskins’ Tweets that Explain Why RedskinsFacts.com Is so Wrong
(USA) -- RedskinsFacts.com is the web site that Dan Snyder set up to inform people about the “honor, unity and respect” behind the team’s name.
article Agent Scott Boras on the Nationals, Peter Angelos and the Redskins name
(Washington D.C.) -- Baseball super agent Scott Boras joined Washington Post reporter Adam Kilgore and Phil Wood for a two-hour panel presented by the Smithsonian...
article Column: Should the Washington Redskins change their name?
(Virginia) -- It would seem obvious that the Redskins name is death to Washington NFL franchise owner Daniel Snyder, who you would think would want the focus of those...
article Fauber: Fight over Redskins' name heats up
(Nevada) -- The Washington Redskins went about business as usual on Thursday night, as they opened up their preseason slate with a 23-6 win over New England at FedEx...
article Joe Theismann Shills For Dan Snyder And Redskins Facts Site
(Washington D.C.) -- As the two-minute warning approached in the first half of the Washington's preseason opener against the Patriots, Kenny Albert casually asked...
article SCHILLING: Why I Will Continue to Use 'Redskins' in My Articles and Tweets
(Virginia) -- The Washington Redskins... There, I said it. Those three words alone will probably generate a slew of debates all over social media once this article hits...
article Some Native Americans infuriated as Snyder digs in even deeper on 'Redskins' name
(Washington D.C.) -- The funny thing about the controversy regarding the Washington Redskins name is that the organization itself keeps stirring up the topic, again and...

8/8/2014

article A MORON'S POV: Here Come the Indian Mascot Killers
(Washington D.C.) -- Anyone who thinks the cultural left is going to stop its political correctness with the Washington Redskins isn't reading USA Today. On the top...
article Here’s a Redskins-inspired ‘Rednecks’ T-shirt
(Washington D.C.) -- The ongoing conversation about the Redskins name has, if nothing else, been a serious boon for novelty T-shirt sales. Last week, we learned about...
article Owner Dan Snyder speaks out on 'Redskins' controversy, vehemently defends team name
(Washington D.C.) -- Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder told ESPN's "Outside the Lines" that he is adamant he doesn't have to bow to pressure to...
article Redskins foundation seeks Native artwork with team logo
(New Mexico) -- Wanted: Native artwork, preferably of a specific sort. The Zuni Pueblo tribe sent notice to Native artists that representatives of the Washington NFL...
article Locals React: U of M Wants to Ban "Redskins" Name
(Minnesota) -- The Washington Redskins are facing more pressure to change its name. This time from the University of Minnesota! The university wants Redskins removed...
article Minnesota’s Block of Redskins Name Could Start Trend
(Minnesota) -- The University of Minnesota‘s TCF Bank Stadium will play host to the Minnesota Vikings over the next two seasons. While the Vikings wait for their...
article University of Minnesota campaign against Redskins nickname draws praise
(Minnesota) -- The University of Minnesota is pushing Washington’s NFL team to refrain from using the “Redskins” moniker when it plays the Vikings on...

8/7/2014

article Gene Simmons Drops Racial Slurs On Fox To Make A Point About The Redskins
(Washington D.C.) -- Rocker Gene Simmons dropped several racial slurs on-air Thursday on Fox News' "Outnumbered" to make a point about the sensitivity of...
article Alabama-Coushatta Tribe responds to Mark Moseley, saying it does not support the Redskins name
(Texas) -- Upon joining the steering committee of RedskinsFacts.com, former Washington kicker Mark Moseley quickly became one of the most passionate voices in favor of...
article Native American Groups Ask Twitter, Facebook, and Google to Remove Washington NFL Accounts
(USA) -- Two Native American organizations have written letters to Facebook, Twitter, and Google asking the tech firms to remove accounts belonging to Washington’s...
article University doesn't want Redskins name used during November game
(Minnesota) -- The University of Minnesota says it is working with the Minnesota Vikings to keep the Washington Redskins' name from being used when the two teams...
article University of Minnesota to Washington Redskins: No racial slurs on our field
(Minnesota) -- The Washington Redskins are scheduled to play the Minnesota Vikings at the University of Minnesota campus on Nov. 2, but university staff and Minnesota...
article University of Minnesota wants Redskins to wear throwback jerseys at Vikings game
(Minnesota) -- The University of Minnesota wants the Washington Redskins to wear throwback jerseys without the team name or logo for the Nov. 2 game against the...

8/6/2014

article U-Minn. seeks to bar Redskins’ name at school’s stadium on Vikings game day
(Minnesota) -- The University of Minnesota is working with the Minnesota Vikings in an effort to keep the Washington Redskins’ name from being used in “...
article Dan Snyder: A Redskin is a football player, a Redskin is our fans
(Washington D.C.) -- Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder is continuing his fight to resist changing the teams’ nickname. In an interview on ESPN’s Outside...
article Daniel Snyder: People who talk about the name ‘Redskins’ are missing the point
(Washington D.C.) -- Chris Cooley, in his role as co-host of ESPN 980′s “The Drive,” was out at Redskins training camp this afternoon, and he had a...
article Ex-Redskins kicker Mark Moseley says no ‘red men’ have ever complained to him about the NFL team’s nickname
(Washington D.C.) -- Don't tell Mark Moseley he's been using a racist name to refer to Washington's NFL team. The former All-Pro kicker said no "red men...
article John Walters: ‘Up To Native Americans To Decide If It’s Appropriate’
(Washington D.C.) -- Newsweek senior writer John Walters has spent time on reservations. In fact, after graduating from college, he lived in New Mexico and volunteered...
article Nonprofit group criticizes Washington NFL team name
(Washington D.C.) -- Diana Aviv, president and CEO of Independent Sector, a leadership organization representing nonprofits, foundations and corporate grant makers,...
article Snyder continues active defense of team name
(South Dakota) -- The debate regarding the name of the football team owned by Daniel Snyder has strengthened over the last two years because the employees of the...
article Gene Simmons Supporting Donald Sterling & Changing Redskins Name
(California) -- Gene Simmons says he's "on the side of Don Sterling." The KISS bassist tells The Wall Street Journal the embattled L.A. Clippers owner is...

8/5/2014

press release Change the Mascot Campaign Responds to Washington Team Owner Dan Snyder's Defense of R*dskins Name
(New York) -- The Change the Mascot Campaign, led by the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) and the Oneida Indian Nation, reacted today to statements that...
article Dan Snyder Says PR Campaign to Defend “Redskins” Is Not PR
(Washington D.C.) -- Dan Snyder gave a rare interview yesterday when he appeared on WTEM-AM after a day spent at his NFL team’s training camp in Richmond. After...
article Daniel Snyder Defends Controversial Redskins Nickname in Interview with ESPN
(Washington D.C.) -- Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder has been a fervent supporter of retaining the organization's nickname amid heavy pressure to change it....
article Daniel Snyder Defines ‘Redskin’ For Us, Continues To Be Infuriating
(Washington D.C.) -- The debate over whether the term “Redskin” should be used as the name for a football team rages on. In the latest chapter, owner Daniel...
article Daniel Snyder: Washington Redskins can help Native American tribes
(Washington D.C.) -- Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder joined ESPN 980′s “The Drive” (via the Washington Post) on Monday and had a sitdown...
article MORON ALERT: Redskins Owner Correctly Blames Team Name Controversy On Internet ‘Clicks’
(Washington D.C.) -- Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder correctly pointed out Monday that the controversy over his team name is prolonged by Internet writers who...
article Native Americans: Daniel Snyder pushes 'bigotry' tactic
(Washington D.C.) -- The National Congress of Americans and the Oneida Indian Nation sent a letter to Washington NFL club owner Daniel Snyder last month asking him to...
article MEET THE MORON: Ex-Redskins Super Bowl kicker Mark Moseley: Never, ever heard any of 'these Indians' complain about team name
(Washington D.C.) -- Having spent most of his appearance Sunday night on NewsChannel 8’s “SportsTalk After the Game” defiantly defending the name of a...
article MEET THE MORON: Mark Moseley says ‘no red men have said anything derogatory to me’ about the Redskins name
(Washington D.C.) -- Mark Moseley is one of the former Redskins players now engaged on the name issue, and he isn’t treading lightly when discussing this debate....
article O’Malley says it ‘probably is time’ for the Washington Redskins to get a new name
(Maryland) -- Count Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley among the politicians who would like to see the Washington Redskins get a new name. O’Malley (D) —...

8/4/2014

article Redskins owner Dan Snyder: 'We've got to help' Indian Country
(Washington D.C.) -- Daniel Snyder said Monday that he was moved by what he found on visits to Indian Country and claimed that's why he started a foundation to help...
article Snyder digs in even deeper on name of team
(Washington D.C.) -- It’s been more than a year since Washington owner Daniel Snyder went all caps never when addressing the possibility of changing the team...
article GASPER: Redskins name needs to be changed
(Boston) -- There is a line between tradition and exploitation, between personal offense and institutionalized insensitivity, between capitulating to political...

8/3/2014

article Dan Snyder bought some ‘Keep the Name’ t-shirts in Richmond
(Washington D.C.) -- Sean Labar and Shelby Myers were doing a fine business in Richmond on Saturday morning, selling the ‘Keep the Name’ T-shirts they...

8/2/2014

article Hypocritical Dems Rail Against 'Redskins', Raise Money at Dinners Honoring 'Indian Killer' Andrew Jackson
(USA) -- The media are furious. The Poynter Institute, which keeps an eye on all things journalistic, is maintaining a list of media people and institutions who have...
article Look Who's Talking: 10 Anti-Redskins Quotes Worth Sharing
(USA) -- Who has said what about the controversial name of Washington, DC's NFL team? A concerned Tribal citizen and friend of ICTMN is keeping track with these...
article MORON ALERT: Clint Didier to Hillary Clinton: Redskins’ name honors Native Americans
(Washington) -- The controversy over the Washington Redskins’ name has moved across North America to a U.S. House race in this Washington.
article Opinion: Why Haven’t The Redskins Picked A Lame Corporate Mascot Yet?
(USA) -- LIBERAL: “Isn’t it awful that the Washington Redskins haven’t changed their mascot yet? I mean, it’s like, how is it okay to just be...
article What If Sonny Sixkiller Bought the Washington Redskins?
(Washington) -- Here's a different take on the controversy surrounding the Washington, DC NFL football team: What would happen if Sonny Sixkiller, Cherokee, one of...

8/1/2014

article Washington Football Team Facts: Everything you need to know about why the nickname has to go
(Washington D.C.) -- Here at WashingtonFootballTeamFacts.com (sponsored by online magazine/grass-roots movement Slate), we’re thinking football fans. We believe...
article Washington Redskins name change: A red-hot issue of race, money and politics
(Washington D.C.) -- The complexity of the debate which consumes Washingtonians like never before is written through the crowds at the stadium of the sports team which...

7/31/2014

article Fact checking the new Web site, ‘RedskinsFacts.com’
(Washington D.C.) -- The Washington Redskins have been paying for ads promoting a new Web site, RedskinsFacts.com, which supposedly sprung up organically from frustrated...
article NFL's Redskins Launch Site in Attempt to Quell Racist Allegations
(Washington D.C.) -- Washington, D.C.’s resident football team has been under fire for its name, which—according to most major dictionaries—is a...
article The Washington Redskins Have Stepped Up Promotion of Their Pro-Redskins Propaganda Site
(Washington D.C.) -- The Washington Redskins want you to know that, despite objections from Native American groups, prominent NFL players, a former secretary of state...
article Change the name of the Washington N-Words? Not on his watch
(Washington D.C.) -- The owner of the National Football League’s Washington N-words is standing firm in the face of mounting pressure to change the nickname and...
article PAYOLA: Redskins give $200,000 playground to Montana tribe
(Montana) -- Mike Sangrey understands some people think his Chippewa Cree Tribe is selling out by taking money from the Washington NFL team’s Original Americans...

7/30/2014

article MEET THE MORONS: Redskins hire Burson-Marsteller amid fight over name
(Washington D.C.) -- The National Football League's Washington Redskins have hired public relations firm Burson-Marsteller as it battles criticism that its name is a...
article MORON ALERT: Who’s Behind the New Washington Football Team Website?
(Washington D.C.) -- The team wants you to think there's a grass-roots movement in support of its offensive nickname. The site’s source code suggests otherwise.
article Redskins Allegedly Hire Crisis Management Firm to Build ‘Fan-based’ Website
(Washington D.C.) -- The Redskins have hired a PR firm to help them continue to drown out the Native (and other’s) voice against their team’s name. Deadspin...
article Redskins launch new ‘Redskins Facts’ campaign as former players travel to reservation
(Washington D.C.) -- Amid continuing criticism of their team name, the Washington Redskins have launched a new campaign to defend the moniker, headed by popular former...
article The sad desperation of the “Redskins Facts” site
(Washington D.C.) -- Say what you will about what the team itself does on the field, but there’s no denying that the institution of the Washington Redskins is...
article CBS NFL Host James Brown Says ‘No’ to Redskins, Cites Civil Rights Movement
(USA) -- Longtime CBS sports broadcaster James Brown says the Washington NFL team should “Do the right thing” and change its name. In an interview with CBS...
article Ex-Redskins players meet and greet Montana tribe
(Montana) -- Mark Moseley, a former Washington NFL placekicker, told members of the Chippewa Cree Tribe in council chambers Tuesday that the club's team name is...
article Letter to Snyder Says Stop Saying People of Color Aren't Part of Campaign Against Redskins
(New York) -- A letter refuting suggestions that the opposition to the Redskins name is the work of the liberal white elite rather than Native Americans and other people...
article Quaker Indian Affairs Call for Redskins to Change Name
(Maryland) -- Members of the Baltimore Yearly Meeting of the Quaker Indian Affairs approved a formal statement condemning the name of the Washington football team.

7/29/2014

article Letter to Dan Snyder takes issue with Redskins message
(Washington D.C.) -- Leaders of the National Congress of American Indians and Oneida Indian Nation have sent a letter to Daniel Snyder, owner of the Washington NFL club...
article MORON ALERT: Redskins launch new ‘Redskins Facts’ campaign as former players travel to reservation
(Washington D.C.) -- Amid continuing criticism of their team name, the Washington Redskins have launched a new campaign to defend the moniker, headed by popular former...
article Redskins 'Insensitive' Says Hillary Clinton
(Washington D.C.) -- Hillary Clinton called the name Redskins “insensitive” in an interview with Jorge Ramos of Fusion TV. The former senator joins fifty...

7/28/2014

article LETTER: Native Americans are offended
(Pennsylvania) -- After speaking with several Navajo, Hopi, Zuni, and Lakota and Oglala Sioux reservation residents as well as off-reservation people in New Mexico,...
article WASHINGTON POST: Redskins name gets even harder for Daniel Snyder to defend
(Washington D.C.) -- THE GRANDDAUGHTER of the man who gave Washington’s football team its name 81 years ago says it is time for a change. A federal judge hearing a...

7/27/2014

article New website supports keeping 'Redskins' name
(Washington D.C.) -- A new website has gone online to support the name of the Washington Redskins. And some former players are said to support it.

7/26/2014

article At Washington's Training Camp, Fans Are Split On Name Change
(Virginia) -- Washington, D.C.'s football team has opened its training camp in Richmond, Va., just weeks after trademark registrations for its name were revoked.
article "Redskins" a little too strong on offense
(Maryland) -- The United States Patent and Trademark Office canceled the trademark registration for the Washington Redskins on June 18, finding that it may disparage...
article Redskins Name Change–Emmitt Smith Has An Idea, But He’s a Cowboy
(USA) -- Take away four letters--Is that a solution? When the US Patent and Trademark Office recently cancelled six registered trademarks owned by Daniel Snyder and the...

7/24/2014

article Native American high school student gives emotional speech on impact of Indian team names
(Washington D.C.) -- Dahkota Franklin Kicking Bear Brown, 15 and a rising high school junior in California, stole the show when he spoke Tuesday at a news conference on...

7/23/2014

article Granddaughter of former Redskins owner George P. Marshall condemns team’s name
(Washington D.C.) -- The current fight to change the name of the Washington Redskins was fueled, in part, by a symposium last year on Native American sports mascots that...
article Washington dismisses name opposition from George Preston Marshall’s granddaughter
(Washington D.C.) -- When they first emerged in Leesburg Today last week, comments from Jordan Wright about the name of the Washington NFL franchise got some attention,...
article Fan poll: Don’t drop Redskins name
(Washington D.C.) -- A majority of D.C.-area residents do not want to see the Washington Redskins name changed, according to a new poll.
article If You Want To Understand Why Mascots Like ‘Redskins’ Are A Problem, Listen To This 15-Year-Old Native American
(California) -- Dahkota Franklin Kicking Bear Brown can’t remember a time when he didn’t look forward to high school football games. But every year, there is...

7/22/2014

article BLOG: How Washington's Football Team Creates A Hostile Environment For Native American Students
(Washington D.C.) -- Much of the debate over whether to keep the Washington football team's name has centered around whether it's actually offensive to Native...

7/20/2014

article BLOG: The Washington Redskins: Controversy And Potential Issues On Your Campus
(Washington D.C.) -- Challenges to the use of potentially objectionable terms by organizations has hit the headlines once again with the recent U.S. Patent and Trademark...
article OP/ED: Fight power with the power of numbers
(Pennsylvania) -- One of the early steps taken in marshaling forces against an opponent is labeling the person or group with an unattractive and derogatory “...

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