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BLOG: Rick Reilly on the Redskins name

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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7/19/2016

article The Washington Redskins’ Unofficial Mascot Has Died
(Washington D.C.) -- The Washington Redskins’ unofficial mascot, Chief Zee, has died. Chief Zee, born Zema Williams, began attending games dressed in Native...

7/15/2016

article Redskins urge Supreme Court to protect team’s free speech rights alongside ‘Slants’
(Washington D.C.) -- In a brief filed Friday with the U.S. Supreme Court, the Washington Redskins argued that the justices should determine whether the U.S. Patent and...

7/14/2016

article Hannibal Buress Mocks Dan Snyder With 'Jews' Jersey at ESPYs
(USA) -- Comedian Hannibal Buress made a short but poignant joke about the Washington NFL team name and leadership during the ESPY Awards on Wednesday.

7/8/2016

article BLOG: When the Redskins trademark lost protection
(USA) -- Flashback Friday: On this day - July 8, 2015: A U.S. District Court judge ruled in favor of five Native American people who wanted to cancel the Washington...

7/6/2016

article The Seahawks Are Honoring American Indians The Right Way, And The Redskins Still Aren’t
(Washington) -- I can see the Christmas tree. Its decked boughs rise eight feet towards our vaulted ceiling. Twinkling lights of blue, red, green and amber are caught in...

7/1/2016

article Redskins and Crackers: What's In a Name?
(USA) -- Redskins and Crackers: What's In a Name?NARRATION: You know, the racism in this country is in the foundation of the buildings that this country says it'...

6/24/2016

article Goodbye, Redskins. Hello, Tribe. Tulare board picks new high school mascot
(California) -- Tulare Union High has a new mascot – the Tribe. It replaces Redskins, a name banned by the Legislature in the wake of a nationwide movement to do...

6/23/2016

article The Tribe: Tulare Union gets new mascot after state law bans Redskins name
(California) -- There were 3 choices to pick from. In the end, the Tulare Joint Union board voted 3 to 2 to change their name from the Redskins to the Tribe after almost...

6/21/2016

article High school board to pick Tulare Union’s new mascot
(California) -- A decision could come Thursday to decide Tulare Union High School’s new mascot and name. The first choice from a 31-member committee picked to help...

6/17/2016

article Sidwell Friends bans Washington Redskins-themed clothing as offensive
(Washington D.C.) -- The school that has educated children from the families of the last four Democratic presidents or vice presidents has decided to ban Washington...

6/16/2016

article Another high school drops ‘Redskins’ nickname despite poll showing most Indians don’t care
(Delaware) -- A Delaware school district has voted to drop the nickname “Redskins” from a local high school after 81 years, despite a recent national poll...

6/15/2016

article Conrad Schools of Science sheds Redskins name
(Delaware) -- The mascot for the Conrad Schools of Science will no longer be the Redskins. In a close vote following more than an hour of public comment and discussion,...

6/10/2016

article School board hears Tulare mascot concerns, new name due June 23
(California) -- Students, parents and community members told elected officials they don’t want Tulare Union High to give up its Native American imagery just...

6/9/2016

article Poll shows Tulalip overwhelmingly in favor of term Indian, split on Redskin
(Washington) -- A few days ago the Washington Post, a daily newspaper widely circulated in Washington D.C., published their findings of a poll supposedly showing that...

6/7/2016

article SCHILLING: Approx 80% of Natives Offended by Redskins: Per Random Polling of 2,000
(USA) -- Last May, The Washington Post ran a story about a poll it had conducted of 504 self-proclaimed Native American people which indicated that 90% of Native...

6/4/2016

article SOME OLD WHITE DUDE: If Native Americans aren't offended by the word Redskins, why should we?
(Washington D.C.) -- Many consider “Redskin” a racial slur against Native Americans. But if Native Americans are not offended by the word, do others still...

6/3/2016

article OP/ED: If Native Americans aren't offended by the word Redskins, why should we?
(Philadelphia) -- Many consider “Redskin” a racial slur against Native Americans. But if Native Americans are not offended by the word, do others still have...
article Rosebud Sioux Tribe Opposes “Redskins” Mascot
(South Dakota) -- On May 25th, 2016, the Rosebud Sioux Tribe passed a motion opposing the “Washington National Football League (NFL) team using the name Redskins....
article Tulare Union to chose new mascot name
(California) -- The comprehensive list Glenn Arthur Pierce keeps of schools dropping “Redskins” as their mascot will soon have two more additions from...

6/2/2016

article OP/ED: Observations and random thoughts Vol. 9: Redskins is a racist slur issue
(North Carolina) -- I’ve read a lot of comments regarding the racist slur used for the Washington NFL team. Mostly I’m baffled by the sheer ignorance...
article Rosebud Sioux Tribal Council opposes Washington Redskins' team name
(South Dakota) -- The Rosebud Sioux Tribal Council has officially opposed the Washington Redskins' team name. According to a news release Thursday from the tribal...

6/1/2016

article Blackhorse: A Single Poll Will Not Shut Us Up
(Arizona) -- On Friday, I was a part of a telephone press conference to make it clear to the public, to the Washington NFL team, and The Washington Post that our fight...
article D'ERRICO: 'Redskins' in Media and On the Ground
(USA) -- The Washington Post poll about "redskin" sports names raised uproar in social media, but, as Harlan McKosato pointed out, "what we see on social...
article FOXWORTH: Skins Poll: Tribes Have Spoken, Which Is All That Matters
(Colorado) -- Indian Country is abuzz over the Washington Post poll that purports nine in 10 ordinary Native Americans are not offended by the Washington Redskins...

5/31/2016

article MCKOSATO: WaPo Skins Poll: Surprising, Not Shocking
(New Mexico) -- The Washington Post poll that came out last week showing that nine out of 10 Native Americans surveyed did not find the term Redsk*ns offensive drew...
article MILLOY: Not offended by Redskins? Then let’s bring back more of the team’s offensive acts.
(Washington D.C.) -- If 90 percent of Native Americans aren’t offended by the name of Washington’s professional football team, as a Washington Post poll...
article Native American leaders say fight to change Washington Redskins mascot continues
(New York) -- A recent poll from the Washington Post found that 90 percent of 504 Native Americans whom were surveyed are not bothered by the use of the term redskin,...
article ROSENSTEIN: How Do Native Americans Really Feel About the Washington Redskins Nickname? Don’t Use the Phone
(USA) -- Ever since I produced and directed the PBS documentary In Whose Honor?, released in 1997, about the controversy over American Indian mascots and nicknames in...

5/30/2016

article The Washington Redskins team name; a chance for progress
(Washington D.C.) -- A recent Washington Post poll suggests that an overwhelming majority of Native Americans are not offended by the Washington Redskins team name. Out...

5/28/2016

article Native American activists criticize Washington Post poll
(Washington D.C.) -- The Washington Post poll that supporters of the local NFL team’s name believed would end the debate has potentially reinvigorated it —...
article Opponents of Redskins name say they won’t back down from fight
(Arizona) -- Critics of the Washington Redskins said Friday they will continue fighting to change “the slur name” of the team, despite a Washington Post poll...
article Rare Media Interest in Native American Views–on Behalf of Indian Mascots
(USA) -- New Poll Finds 9 in 10 Native Americans Aren’t Offended by Redskins Name” was a front-page story in the Washington Post (5/19/16), based on a poll...
article MORON ALERT: Kevin Sorbo attacks Redskins, PC police, ‘left loves to’ ‘erase the past’
(USA) -- Actor Kevin Sorbo has expressed support for the Washington Redskins, claiming that the politically correct left “love to erase history.” The...
article OP/ED: Poll pleases Redskins owner, not real Indians
(Arkansas) -- Dear Otus, I was listening to Rush Limbaugh on the radio last week and he went on for about two hours about some poll that said Indians are OK with being...

5/27/2016

article Activists criticize poll on offensiveness of Redskins’ name
(Washington D.C.) -- Native American leaders and activists criticized a recent national poll that found nine of 10 Native Americans aren’t offended by the...
article Swift Reaction To Washington Post Poll On Washington Football Team Name
(USA) -- This month, the Washington Post published the results of a survey it conducted, finding nine out of ten Native Americans are not offended by the Washington...

5/26/2016

article Anti-‘Redskins’ advocates are not ready to throw in the towel
(USA) -- A recent Washington Post poll, which found that 9 out of 10 Native Americans didn’t find the NFL’s Redskins team name offensive, may have dealt a...
article LETTERS: Debating the Washington football team’s name
(Washington D.C.) -- The May 22 editorial “This slur is still a slur” implied that though The Post’s own survey showed that 90 percent of American...
article More criticism appears regarding Washington Post poll
(USA) -- Last Thursday, the Washington Post published a poll of 504 self-identifying Native American adults, 90 percent of whom said they aren’t bothered by the...
article Sports Media: Dictionary More Correct Than Native Americans on Definition of ‘Redskin’
(USA) -- The hurt is still quite strong within the sports media, in the wake of the Washington Post poll declaring that 9 out of 10 Native Americans are not offended by...
article Calaveras to remove nickname but keep logo
(California) -- Calaveras High School will no longer feature a mascot and will be simply referred to as “Calaveras High School.” The school announced late...
article School Solves Offensive Sports Nickname Problem By Changing To No Nickname At All
(California) -- In Fort Smith, Ark., the longtime athletic director at Southside High resigned unexpectedly May 23, and it appears there will be a hot school board...

5/25/2016

article KEELER: On the Shameful and Skewed ‘Redskins’ Poll
(Washington D.C.) -- Last Thursday, The Washington Post published a poll on its front page that found that 90 percent of “Native Americans” were “not...
article BLOG: Media Duck and Cover, Ignore WashPost Poll on Native Americans Not Being Offended by ‘Redskins’
(USA) -- The Washington Post released late Thursday for Friday’s print edition a surprising poll that 90 percent of Native Americans were not offended by the term...
article Opinion / Forget the poll: 'Redskin' offends, and the NFL should drop the name
(California) -- The battle over whether the word “redskin” is a pejorative took an odd twist with a poll by the Washington Post that found 9 in 10 self-...
article Calaveras High in California chooses no mascot at all after mandate to drop Redskins name
(California) -- It's a touchy subject, one with many thoughts and opinions. So Calaveras (San Andreas, Calif.) has decided to go a completely different direction.
article Calaveras High School replaces Redskins with "no mascot"
(California) -- Calaveras High School Principal Mike Merrill on Tuesday informed the Calaveras Unified School District Board of Trustees that a committee of parents,...

5/24/2016

article 'Unless We Interrupt Your Sports, You're Not Paying Attention to Us'
(USA) -- Frequent ICTMN contributor Simon Moya-Smith appeared on Fox News last night to discuss the Washington Redskins and the letter sent by 50 U.S. Senators to NFL...
article BLOG: Redskins name change still a thing, but helps no one
(Washington D.C.) -- I'm surprised at how many "Social Heroes" we have out there who still believe that changing the name of the Washington Redskins will...
article Is ‘Redskins’ really a slur? A wrinkle in a debate
(Georgia) -- Growing up as a member of the Gila River Indian Community in Arizona, Brian Howard attended an elementary school that was within the boundaries of Phoenix...
article KING: On the Washington Post Redskins Poll
(Washington) -- For many, the key take away of the recent survey conducted by the Washington Post is that the vast majority of American Indians do not take offense at...
article KING: Why I Still Won’t Use ‘R’ Word
(USA) -- Imagine walking into an auditorium inside the Navajo Nation in Arizona for an event. There’s a crowd of about 500 Native Americans in the room.
article Redskins name poll didn’t change the opinions of Peter King and Bob Costas
(Washington D.C.) -- In 2013, Sports Illustrated’s Peter King announced that he would no longer use the name Redskins. A year later, King predicted in his Monday...
article Roger Chesley: Definitive poll of D.C. team name a shocker
(Virginia) -- I’M STUNNED. The Washington Post just released a poll in which nine in 10 Native Americans said they’re not offended by the Washington Redskins...
article Some in the news media are still offended by Redskins name, even if Indians aren’t
(Washington D.C.) -- Prominent members of the news media who have criticized the Redskins name say they aren’t changing their opinions about it despite a new...
article WISE: The majority that isn’t moral
(USA) -- Just because a people who have confronted institutionalized racism for centuries manage to brush off one small piece of that oppression, it doesn’t mean...

5/23/2016

article Is the Redskins name a big deal? Poll results say it’s not.
(Washington D.C.) -- I’ll admit it: I’m surprised. The Washington Post last week published the results of a survey of 504 Native Americans (also called...
article MILLS: A poll doesn’t give a team the right to use an offensive name
(Washington D.C.) -- Regarding the May 20 Sports article “Snyder ‘gratified’ by poll, vows name will carry on”: When considering the serious and...

5/22/2016

article Native American Journalists Association criticizes Washington Post poll
(Washington D.C.) -- At a time when Washington owner Daniel Snyder and supporters of his team’s name cling to an opinion expressed by 450 self-identifying Native...
article Native American Leader Responds To Washington Post 'Redskins' Poll
(Washington D.C.) -- Ray Halbritter of the Oneida Nation is a critic of the Washington football team's name. He disputes a Washington Post poll that found most...
article Why decency matters more than polls for Redskins’ team name
(New York) -- For years I’ve wondered why only nine out of 10 dentists recommend Crest. Who doesn’t and why? According to “Statista,” in 2011,...
article OP-ED: The Post's View: A slur is a slur: Change the Washington football team’s name
(Washington D.C.) -- ABOUT TWO years ago, we told you that we would stop using the name of Washington’s pro football team, except when it was essential for clarity,...
article Opinion: NFL team name is still a slur, regardless of poll of self-identified "Native Americans"
(Washington D.C.) -- About two years ago, we told you that we would stop using the name of Washington's pro football team, except when it was essential for clarity,...
article SCHILLING: Offended by the Redskins?: An Indian Country Twitter Poll
(Washington D.C.) -- As some of you know, The Washington Post recently ran a story on Thursday about a poll of 504 people which indicated that 90% of Native Americans...
article Unoffended Native Americans devastating to white liberal progressives
(Idaho) -- A recent poll by the Washington Post revealed that around 90 percent of Native Americans are not offended by the Washington Redskins’ mascot. The news...
article WOODY: If the 'Redskins' nickname does not offend, it's time to move on
(Virginia) -- Finally we have an answer. Finally, someone asked those whose opinions matter most. Finally, some closure. Yeah, right. As if that’s ever going to...

5/21/2016

article Inside the fight between Daniel Snyder and Native American activists over ‘Redskins’
(Washington D.C.) -- The world’s most powerful man had just uttered five words that, in an instant, fundamentally altered the debate. “I’d think about...
article A Heated Linguistic Debate: What Makes ‘Redskins’ a Slur?
(Washington D.C.) -- Growing up as a member of the Gila River Indian Community in Arizona, Brian Howard attended an elementary school that was within the boundaries of...
article BLOG: WaPo’s new Redsk*ns survey: Faulty data and missing the point
(Rhode Island) -- This morning I woke up to phone notifications. Blinking awake, I clicked over to twitter on my phone, and was greeted with the news: “New poll...
article Diversity group urges Redskins to meet with Native American leaders opposed to name
(Washington D.C.) -- A diversity group that works closely with the NFL called Friday for Washington Redskins officials to meet with Native American leaders opposed to...
article MOYA-SMITH: Washington Post Finds 500 People Who Don't Find R-Word Offensive; Half Say They Are Enrolled Tribal Members
(New York) -- It didn't take long after The Washington Post published a report claiming 9 out of 10 Native Americans do not find the name of the Washington NFL team...
article Native American Groups Reject Washington Post 'Redskins' Poll
(Washington D.C.) -- Native Americans are responding with skepticism to a Washington Post poll published Thursday which suggests a majority of the community are not...
article Poll Finds Most Native Americans Aren't Offended By Redskins Name
(Washington D.C.) -- NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Washington Post reporter John Woodrow Cox about his paper's poll that shows 9 out of 10 Native Americans aren...
article The Native Sports Columnist Throws Red Flag at Washington Post Poll
(USA) -- I’m still waiting for the Washington Post to write, “April Fool’s!” I guess we’re in May now, though. That Redskins poll it...
article Letter: Lancaster board handled change of mascot poorly
(New York) -- As long as we’re doing “just a thought,” maybe The News editorial board could give just a thought to some other sports nicknames in this...

5/20/2016

article A new poll says Native Americans don’t mind ‘Washington Redskins.’ Harry Reid disagrees.
(Washington D.C.) -- He's called them a "racist franchise" that "denigrates Native Americans." He's called the team's name "...
article For Native American activists, a new Post poll on Redskins name won’t end their fight
(Washington D.C.) -- For activists who have long pushed to change the name of the Washington Redskins, a Washington Post poll showing that 9 of 10 Native Americans are...
article Haskell faculty, students call Washington Redskins poll results ‘crazy’
(Kansas) -- Ask around Haskell Indian Nations University, and you’ll certainly find some people who aren’t offended by the Washington, D.C., professional...
article Houska: Regardless of WaPo Poll, Native Mascots Hurt Our Youth
(USA) -- When you’re Native American, the wins are often too few and far between. Just when you think you’ve finally made progress, that society might be...
article Native Americans are crying foul at this poll saying native people don’t find the name ‘Redskins’ offensive
(Washington D.C.) -- Native Americans are firing back at a Washington Post poll published Thursday claiming most native people are not “bothered” by the team...
article NCAI representative calls Washington Post poll “irrelevant” to team name debate
(Washington D.C.) -- The National Congress of American Indians describes itself (without any opposition of which we’re aware) as “the oldest, largest and...
article Opinion: ‘Redskins’ poll is really about a new NFL stadium
(Washington D.C.) -- Now we know: Most Native Americans say the name of Washington, D.C.’s football team doesn’t offend them ... maybe. The Washington Post...
article Why Dan Snyder Is Still Wrong About the Redskins’ Name
(Washington D.C.) -- Dan Snyder has missed the point. Yesterday, the Washington Post published the results of a national poll of 504 Native Americans. Maybe surprisingly...
article Will a new poll on the Redskins name alter the legal fight over the team’s federal trademarks?
(Washington D.C.) -- A new Washington Post poll showing that 9 in 10 Native Americans are not offended by the Redskins name is likely to be cited by the football team in...
article Changing an NFL Team’s Name Won’t Fix Indian Schools
(New York) -- A new poll out this week from the Washington Post finds that 90% of Native Americans are not offended by the name of the Washington Redskins football team...

5/19/2016

article In complex Redskins name debate, poll should give both sides pause
(Washington D.C.) -- So here’s a twist: Native Americans appear far less concerned about the Redskins team name than Washingtonians. That fact might not make the...
article In their words: 12 Native Americans talk about the furor over the Redskins name
(Washington D.C.) -- In a new Washington Post poll, nine in 10 Native Americans say they are not offended by the name of the Washington Redskins. Here are the voices of...
article New poll finds 9 in 10 Native Americans aren’t offended by Redskins name
(Washington D.C.) -- Nine in 10 Native Americans say they are not offended by the Washington Redskins name, according to a new Washington Post poll that shows how few...
article Haskell faculty, students call Washington Redskins poll results ‘crazy’
(Kansas) -- Ask around Haskell Indian Nations University, and you’ll certainly find some people who aren’t offended by the Washington, D.C., professional...
article How The Washington Post conducted the survey on the Redskins’ name
(Washington D.C.) -- A new Washington Post survey explores attitudes of Native Americans toward the Washington Redskins team, marking the first national gauge of the...
article MORON ALERT: Dan Snyder “gratified” by Native American support for “Redskins”
(Washington D.C.) -- Dan Snyder is, unsurprisingly, pleased to see that a new poll shows the vast majority of Native Americans do not object to the name of his team. A...
article NFL’s reluctance to wade into Redskins name debate bolstered by poll’s findings
(Washington D.C.) -- Even before Thursday’s release of a Washington Post poll showing that nine in 10 Native Americans aren’t offended by the Washington...
article “Change the Mascot” campaign calls poll results “hardly surprising”
(Washington D.C.) -- As Dan Snyder completes a victory lap or two regarding a Washington Post poll that finds 90 percent of 504 Native American adults who responded aren...

5/7/2016

article Running ‘into the arrows’: Haskell commencement speaker took on Redskins, urges graduates to stand up for indigenous peoples
(Kansas) -- Haskell Indian Nations University graduate Amanda Blackhorse is known nationwide as the woman leading the legal fight to change the name of the Washington...

5/4/2016

article OP/ED: Redskins, and Other Troubling Trademarks
(Washington D.C.) -- The Supreme Court may soon take up two cases in which the government does not want to register trademarks it considers disparaging — for the...

5/2/2016

article Conrad Schools of Science closer to losing Redskins
(Delaware) -- The nickname for the Conrad Schools of Science may not be the Redskins for much longer. Following a contentious vote Monday night in Elsmere, a committee...
article Supreme Court Could Weigh In on Redskins Trademark Case
(Washington D.C.) -- There is a federal law that allows the government to discriminate against messages that may disparage people, even the dead, as well as “...

4/28/2016

article Redskins ask US high court to weigh contentious trademark
(Washington D.C.) -- The Washington Redskins have asked the US Supreme Court to determine whether the American football team can trademark its name, denounced by...
article Redskins Say Feds' Lanham Act Defense Allows Content Ban [sub req]
(New York) -- The owners of the Washington Redskins told the Fourth Circuit on Tuesday that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has admitted in a U.S. Supreme Court...

4/27/2016

article After Redskin Ban, CA High School Votes on Native Mascots, Even Skull Headdress
(California) -- After a statewide ban on high schools using the Redskin mascot for sports teams, Calaveras High School in San Andreas, California has put more Native-...
article KEELER: Kimmy Schmidt Asks How the Redskins Is This Still A Thing
(Oregon) -- "Redskins" was once used to describe the bloody body parts of Native men, women and children sold to the U.S. Government for bounty. Now it's a...

4/26/2016

press release Change the Mascot Responds to Washington NFL Team’s Supreme Court Special Petition
(New York) -- The Change the Mascot campaign today accused the Washington NFL team of attempting to bypass a federal appeals court with its filing of a special petition...
article Redskins Take Trademark Case Straight To Supreme Court [sub req]
(New York) -- The owners of the Washington Redskins took their high-profile trademark case to the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday, filing an unusual petition that asks the...

4/25/2016

article Redskins ask Supreme Court to review trademark case
(Washington D.C.) -- The Washington Redskins have asked the Supreme Court to review their appeal of a federal judge’s July ruling that upheld the cancellation of...
article Supreme Court Asked to Hear Two Cases That Could Sack Washington 'Redskins' Name
(Washington D.C.) -- The federal government and attorneys for the Washington Redskins have asked the Supreme Court to review separate cases that could lead to revocation...

4/21/2016

article OP/ED: Have you noticed anything missing, like the word ‘Redskins’?
(Idaho) -- If you follow local sports, you may have noticed something. For the past several months this paper has not used the term Redskins to describe any of our local...

4/20/2016

article Offensive Trademark Ban Headed To High Court [sub req]
(Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Wednesday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a ruling that declared unconstitutional the agency’...

4/17/2016

article LETTER: 'Redskin' a racial slur that emerged from a bloody history
(Pennsylvania) -- When you imagine a Native American do you think of someone just like you, working a job like yours, and living a life similar to your own? Or instead...

4/15/2016

article New York Giants Avoid Using The Word "Redskins" In Their Schedule Release (UPDATE)
(USA) -- Here’s the New York Giants’ schedule for the 2015-16 season. Notice which two games are not like the others? Well you read the headline of the blog...

4/7/2016

article Beyond Redskins: Tulare Union High surveys public on new school mascot
(California) -- A committee at Tulare Union High is surveying the community on the proposed new mascot to replace the soon-to-be-banned Redskins.

3/31/2016

article Budding Native Hoops Legend Preston Wynne Lends Opinion on Hometown Redskins Conflict
(Washington) -- Lately, it seems everything Preston Wynne touches turns to gold. In the past four years he’s won basketball championships at two colleges, one...

3/21/2016

article 'Redskins' Marks Rightfully Tossed, DOJ Tells 4th Circ. [sub req]
(Washington D.C.) -- The Washington Redskins' name is “racially disparaging,” and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board did not restrict the speech of the...

3/18/2016

article Bernie Sanders opposes Washington Redskins’ name
(Arizona) -- Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has come out against the Washington Redskins team name. Speaking about “un-American tactics” at...

3/4/2016

article MORON ALERT: Cheroenhaka Chief supports Redskins name
(USA) -- With the Washington Redskins scheduled to play in London’s Wembley Stadium this season, two members of British Parliament last month sent a “...

3/1/2016

article Navajo Nation Supports Washington Redskins Trademark Cancellation
(Washington D.C.) -- A brief has been filed by the Navajo Nation affirming the nation’s opposition to the name “Washington Redskins.” The derogatory...
article U.S. rep, British MP write op-ed against Redskins playing at Wembley
(UK) -- U.S. representative Betty McCollum and British MP Michael Dugher wrote a joint op-ed against the Washington Redskins playing at Wembley Stadium because of their...

2/29/2016

article OP/ED: We must stop the NFL from exporting racism
(Washington D.C.) -- Sport has got to be one of the most unifying forces on the planet. It has a unique ability to break down barriers and unite diverse nations, races...

2/27/2016

article Wife of Redskins owner donated to Trump
(Washington D.C.) -- Tanya Snyder, wife of controversial Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder, donated to Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump, a finding...

2/26/2016

article Drinker Biddle Partner Honored For Work To Cancel Redskins' Trademark Registrations
(Washington D.C.) -- This week, DC-based Drinker Biddle & Reath partner Jesse Witten received the National Congress of American Indians Special Recognition Award for...
article Hey, Dan Snyder: New poll shows young NFL fans want name change in Washington
(New York) -- This month’s annual NFL poll by Public Policy Polling uncovered deep generational and racial divides on whether the D.C. NFL Team should change its...
article Politicians call on NFL to make Washington Redskins change their name or send team 'that does not promote a racial slur' to play London match
(UK) -- Two British politicians have written to National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell to complain about the nickname of the Washington Redskins ahead of...
article Navajo Nation Files Court Brief Supporting Redskins Trademark Cancellation
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Nation has filed a brief affirming its opposition to the name of Washington's NFL team, the Redskins. Last year, a federal judge cancelled...

2/25/2016

article British Parliament Tells NFL It Is ‘Unacceptable’ To Bring ‘New Racial Slurs’ To Britain
(UK) -- The Washington NFL team is scheduled to play in London this fall, and two members of the British Parliament aren’t happy about it. “We were shocked...
article UK Lawmakers Tell Redskins: Change Name or Don't Bother Coming
(UK) -- Two Labour party representatives have written to the NFL to put pressure on the Redskins to rethink their name ahead of a game in London scheduled for this fall.

2/24/2016

article British pols: Change Washington name or send different team to U.K.
(UK) -- The pressure to change the name of Dan Snyder's football team grows -- and not just domestically. Two members of British Parliament wrote a strongly worded...
article Redskins’ trip to London draws objection from British Parliament members
(UK) -- It appears the controversy over the Redskins’ name will follow it to London — assuming the team makes its scheduled trip there to play the Bengals in...

2/23/2016

article Navajo Nation officials support Redskins trademark cancellation
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Nation filed an amicus brief with the Fourth Circuit in Pro Football versus Amanda Blackhorse, et al., urging the court to affirm the...

2/22/2016

article Houska: Navajo Nation Files Brief Against Washington NFL Team
(Virginia) -- Last week, the Navajo Nation reiterated the tribe’s opposition to the Washington football team with the filing of an amicus brief in support of...
article Tribal attorneys file brief against NFL team
(Virginia) -- The Navajo Nation has filed a brief in support of upholding the cancellation of the Washington Redskins trademark held by Pro-Football Inc. Last week, the...

2/19/2016

article Redskins Name Controversy Update: Congressman's Letter To NFL Commissioner Goodell Cites 'Hurtful Slur'
(Washington D.C.) -- Another politician took the time to criticize the name of the NFL's Washington Redskins, calling it a "hateful, hurtful slur," in a...

2/17/2016

article Rep. John Katko to NFL: Washington Redskins name is 'hateful, hurtful slur'
(New York) -- U.S. Rep. John Katko wants the NFL to force Washington's football team to stop using the Redskins name because it "represents a hateful, hurtful,...

2/12/2016

article Proposal Would Prohibit Use of Racially Offensive Term for School Teams
(Washington) -- Lawmakers in Olympia are considering a bill to prohibit the use of racially offensive school names. The proposal would bar public schools from using the...
article Redskins-Themed Restaurant Coming Soon In Loudoun County, Va.
(Virginia) -- Hail Hog Kitchen & Tap will open in late spring in the popular One Loudoun Downtown District. Hail Hog will prominently feature the storied Washington...
article Tulare Union High School seeks new mascot to replace banned 'Redskins'
(California) -- A giant mural of an Indian chief in full headdress is painted on the front of Tulare Union High School. That will soon change. The school district this...

2/11/2016

article Tulare community reacts to decision to drop Redskin mascot
(California) -- The Tulare Joint Union High School District announced it will drop the name “Redskin” as the mascot for Tulare Union, ending nearly 100 years...
article Tulare high school abandons fight for Redskins mascot name
(California) -- The Tulare Joint Union High School District is giving up its Redskins team mascot. The district announced this week that it will form a committee to...
article Tulare Union High School will change Redskins mascot
(California) -- Tulare Union High School will not be known as the Redskins much longer. A press release on behalf of Tulare Joint Union High School District...
article Gustine chooses new mascot after governor bans Redskins
(California) -- After a new state law banned the Redskins mascot, Gustine High School will return to its roots by changing its nickname to the Reds, becoming the first...

2/7/2016

article George Brown College under fire for ad during ‘Redskins’ game
(Ontario) -- Brad Gallant, a Qalipu Mi’Kmaq man who lives in Mississauga, has filed a complaint with the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario against George Brown...

2/3/2016

article NFL Owner Robert McNair Supports 'Redskins,' Says Cherokees Couldn’t Hold Their Whiskey
(New York) -- In a New York Times interview with Robert McNair, owner of the NFL’s Houston Texans, the self-made multi-billionaire told Times correspondent Mark...

2/2/2016

article BBC Asked Not to Use 'Redskins'
(UK) -- A columnist for British newspaper The Independent has called on the BBC not to use the term "Redskins" to refer to the Washington NFL team when the...

1/27/2016

article NFL-themed restaurant won't carry Washington's team name as planned
(Washington) -- A restaurant planned for Ashburn that was to to be called “Redskins Grille” and be themed around Washington’s NFL team has changed the...
article Washington NFL Team to Play at Anti-Racism Stadium in London
(USA) -- The Washington NFL team controversy is going global. On October 30, 2016 the team is slated to play the Cincinnati Bengals at Wembley Stadium in London, England.

1/22/2016

article Goshen High School honors tradition of Redskins mascot with open house, commemorative T-shirt
(Indiana) -- Although Goshen has entered a new era of the “RedHawks Rising,” the 90-year Redskins tradition will live on in the hallways of Goshen High...
article Local Native Americans call for mascot change
(California) -- One of Randy Celaya’s most memorable moments at Tulare Western didn’t come in a classroom. It came during a brawl between students and staff...

1/20/2016

article Proposed law would ban 'Redskins' name in schools
(Washington) -- A pair of laws being considered in Washington's abbreviated 2016 legislative session would ban the use of the name "Redskins" at public...
article Native Americans: Negative impacts of media portrayals, stereotypes
(USA) -- Controversies around the continued use of Native American mascots for high schools and professional sports teams have reached a fever pitch in recent years,...

1/18/2016

article Chelsea Handler criticizes Redskins team name in essay
(Washington D.C.) -- It’s essentially Chelsea Handler’s job as a comedian to make fun of people. The more politically incorrect the punchlines, the better....
article Chelsea Handler: I Can’t Sit Indian-Style Anymore
(Washington D.C.) -- The comedian and star of the upcoming Netflix documentary series Chelsea Does, premiering Jan. 23, writes about how America has become too damn...
article LETTER: History shows why the Washington football team’s name is unacceptable
(Washington D.C.) -- The Jan. 12 editorial “Come back to the District” offered good reasons for the Washington football team, with a new name, to return to...

1/15/2016

article Redskins foundation gave $3.7 million to more than 20 tribes, the team says
(Washington D.C.) -- The foundation Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder created to support Native Americans contributed $3.7 million during its first year, providing...

1/14/2016

article Dan Snyder and D.C.’s mayor: He won’t return phone calls. She won’t say Redskins.
(Washington D.C.) -- D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser has made fast friends of Washington’s sports elite in her first year in office. She was an early backer of the...

1/9/2016

article Change the Mascot Wants CBS Not to Use Name of Washington NFL Team
(New York) -- On Thursday, critics of the name of the Washington football team issued a letter to CBS requesting that the television network not use the R-word to...
article A Native American Parent Confronts a Pervasive NFL Slur
(USA) -- "Intending to honor something is a lot different than actually honoring it." So said John Oliver, the host of HBO's "Last Week Tonight,...

1/7/2016

article American Group Not to Use Redskins Name If Team Gets to Super Bowl
(California) -- “We are hopeful that CBS will honor its own venerable legacy by doing what it can to make sure the program is respectful and civil — and is...

1/6/2016

article COMMENTARY: Court ruling is right: Government should stay on sidelines of 'Redskins' debate
(Minnesota) -- The debate over team names and mascots derived from Native Americans has been going on for decades, and it’s not about to stop. Since the 1970s,...
article Source: Redskins advance plans to relocate, hire Google’s architect for new stadium
(Washington D.C.) -- The Washington Redskins have hired Danish architecture firm Bjarke Ingels Group to design a new stadium for the team, according to an official...

1/4/2016

article BLOG: The Difference Between “The Redskins” Case and Ours
(USA) -- Ever since the news about the cancellation of The Redskins’ trademark registration got out, people have been calling and emailing us about our case. It...

1/3/2016

article Game On: AIM Protests Washington NFL Team’s Racist Name outside AT&T Stadium
(Texas) -- Dozens of American Indians and allies protested outside of AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas today, Sunday, January 3, 2016 prior to Sunday’s NFL...
article OP/ED: No More Cowboys Vs. Indians NFL
(Oregon) -- Since 1960 the Dallas Cowboys and the Washington NFL team have enjoyed a rivalry what Sports Illustrated has called “one of the greatest in sports....
article Editorial: Washington Redskins and other offensive names
(Illinois) -- The debate over team names and mascots derived from Native Americans has been going on for decades, and it's not about to stop.
article OP/ED: Sorting racist language from bad taste
(Australia) -- The incident came and went quickly. In the middle of the Sydney-Hobart yacht race organisers tweeted a photo of a floundering boat called Indian and made...

1/2/2016

press release NFL: Stop Playing Cowboys and Indians
(Texas) -- A grassroots group of people from the Native American communities of Texas, Oklahoma and Arizona will host a rally to protest the NFL team from Washington DC...

12/31/2015

article Washington Redskins Politically Incorrect Memorabilia Still Rankles
(Washington D.C.) -- In my last post I wrote about a politically incorrect, 1930s postcard up for sale in a Lelands auction showing an unhappy Jim Thorpe, the great...
article Bill Newman: What’s in a name? On protecting even racist trademarks and the court of public opinion
(New Hampshire) -- This column tells the story of the ongoing battle between the United States government on one side and the curious combination of the Washington...

12/26/2015

article BLOG: Branding Strategy for Redskins and You
(USA) -- Here’s a Christmas present for Dan Snyder, owner of the Redskins. This is the gift for the man who has everything—in the tradition of Machiavelli...
article OP/ED: Dolphins owner's anti-racism group should address team name
(Florida) -- It is a sad fact that racism is still deeply embedded in our society in 2015. As Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross recently and correctly said of its...

12/25/2015

article Washington NFL Team Thong ‘Elegant Way to Show Off Pride’
(Washington D.C.) -- The Washington football team is currently selling white-lace thongs bearing the team’s logo on its store website. The team, which is in the...

12/24/2015

article Blackhorse: A Year Later, Less Hate Mail – Still I Fight
(USA) -- It’s been an entire year since I wrote the piece on hate mail. At the time, it was my intention to showcase the all-too-common-but-hidden stereotypes and...

12/23/2015

article The Slants and the Redskins: ‘We are unlikely allies,’ band’s founder says
(Washington D.C.) -- When Simon Tam founded his Asian American music band the Slants in 2006, he never imagined he’d wind up forging a common cause with an NFL...
article US court ruling may strengthen Redskins trademark case
(Washington D.C.) -- A US court has struck down part of a law that allows the government to ban disparaging trademarks, a move that could help the Washington Redskins as...
article Washington Redskins may be able to trademark their name after all
(Washington D.C.) -- The Washington Redskins may be able to trademark their controversial name after all. A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday, December 22, 2015, that...

12/22/2015

article Court ruling for a rock band could boost Redskins in trademark case
(Washington D.C.) -- In a major decision that could bolster the Washington Redskins’ legal defense of its name, a federal appeals court said Tuesday that the U.S....
article Ruling Could Help Washington Redskins in Trademark Case
(Washington D.C.) -- In a ruling that could bolster the Washington Redskins’ legal case to keep the registered trademarks to their name, a federal appeals court...

12/18/2015

article Tacoma legislator wants Wellpinit to abandon Redskins mascot
(Washington) -- Wellpinit High School could be banned from calling its team “Redskins.” Businesses could have to make more accommodations for pregnant women...
article What's In A Name: Washington Redskins Controversy
(Maryland) -- Everyone from the FCC to sports fans to Native Americans to presidential candidates has a view on the Washington NFL team name.

12/16/2015

article U.S. Jewish Reform Groups Call on NFL's Washington Redskins to Change Name
(Washington D.C.) -- 'The logo, seemingly attempting to draw upon the archetype of an Indian warrior, blatantly mocks a culture that struggles to survive,' Rabbi...

12/15/2015

article MORON ALERT: ‘Redskin’ banning law to face challenge
(California) -- The state law banning the use of “Redskin” as mascot for public-funded schools will face a challenge. Gustine Mayor Dennis Brazil said it...
article Top Reform bodies renew call for Redskins to change name, logo
(USA) -- Two top Reform movement groups reiterated their call on the Washington Redskins NFL franchise to change its name and logo. “’Redskin’ is a...

12/14/2015

article Oklahoma School District Keeps Redskins Mascot
(Oklahoma) -- The school board of McLoud Public Schools — McLoud is located east of Oklahoma City — has voted to keep the “Redskins” nickname,...

12/13/2015

article Washington's NFL team accidentally revealed it runs that 'fan' Twitter account supporting its name
(Washington D.C.) -- Perhaps you are familiar with "Redskins Facts," a website and associated Twitter account providing information in support of Washington...
article Did Redskins’ Twitter gaffe just expose team’s latest sham?
(New York) -- The Washington Redskins continued their long-standing tradition of making a mockery out of their controversial franchise, this time with an apparent phony...

12/12/2015

article McLoud high school to keep 'Redskins' mascot despite protests
(Oklahoma) -- Despite a strong showing from those who wanted the controversial mascot changed to something less offensive, school board officials in this small town took...
article Non-Native McCloud Community on Racist Mascot: "This is Who We Are"
(Oklahoma) -- It’s really not surprising that, on December 10, 2015, the school board of McLoud, Oklahoma voted to maintain their racist mascot.

12/10/2015

article NFL-branded products pair Disney's beloved Star Wars with the most loathed team in football
(USA) -- Everyone loves Star Wars, right? But does that mean that just being in proximity to Star Wars can make any brand more loved? Disney will have a doozy of a...
article LETTER: Redskin name a thing of pride and respect
(California) -- It has been decided by the California state Legislature to approve the ban on the use of the Redskins as a mascot for Calaveras High School. By 2017,...

12/1/2015

article Washington Redskins face pressure to change name
(California) -- Part of the way people embrace football is by identifying with a particular team they love. The New England Patriots, Green Bay Packers and the Raider...

11/28/2015

article St. Paul schools consider ban on Washington Redskins gear
(Minnesota) -- Skyler Kuczaboski hadn't given much thought to the Washington Redskins mascot before last year. Now, the Harding High School junior and Leech Lake...

11/26/2015

article 'Racist' Washington Redskins under fire after tweeting 'Happy Thanksgiving' for a third year running
(Washington D.C.) -- The Washington Redskins have sparked outrage by tweeting 'happy Thanksgiving' to their fans. The football team has long been criticized for...
article Washington’s NFL team under fire again for tone-deaf Thanksgiving message
(Washington D.C.) -- Social media is again reacting to Washington's attempt at a Thanksgiving greeting to its fans. They did it again. Washington's NFL franchise...

11/24/2015

article Activists Praise Labor Department for Requesting No Redskins Gear at Football Party
(Washington D.C.) -- A movement to try to ban the Washington Redskins' name and logo is praising the Department of Labor for banning Redskins' apparel at a staff...
article Why Washington players may finally kill the 'Redskins' name for good
(Washington D.C.) -- As far as excuses go, it was absurd. After Washington were trampled 44-16 by the Carolina Panthers on Sunday, defensive end Jason Hatcher suggested...

11/23/2015

article Numbers don’t bear out Jason Hatcher’s PC conspiracy theory
(Washington D.C.) -- Much like their secondary, which was picked apart for five touchdown passes, Washington is going to need a new straw-man.
article OP/ED: We are People, Not Mascots
(Nevada) -- “We are People, not Mascots” was a discussion held on campus to elevate the consciousness surrounding sport-teams’ mascots that offensively...

11/22/2015

article Blame the name game: Jason Hatcher attributes unfair treatment to 'Redskins' nickname
(North Carolina) -- The Washington Redskins searched for reasons why certain calls went against them Sunday. Defensive end Jason Hatcher has one theory: the team's...
article Labor Department throws football party, but bans Redskins jerseys
(Washington D.C.) -- When the U.S. Labor Department’s Center for Civil Rights wanted to celebrate its accomplishments last week, its managers threw the staff a...
article NFL: Washington Redskins face last stand in ongoing name row
(USA) -- “I don’t know if Adidas made the same offer to a certain NFL team, here in Washington,” Barack Obama said, with that sly grin he sometimes...
article The Redskins Tried Talking Trash On Twitter And Got Burned By The Carolina Panthers
(USA) -- The Redskins thought they’d do a little trash talking before facing off against the Carolina Panthers on Sunday and sent out a tweet staking claim to the...
article Washington NFL Team Faces New Radio Spot Featuring High School Student Calling for Franchise to Follow California’s Lead
(New York) -- The Change the Mascot campaign launched a new radio ad calling on the Washington NFL team to follow the example set by the state of California and end its...

11/21/2015

article Column: Long live the fight for the right to be a Redskin
(UK) -- They were a passionate lot in the gym of McLoud High School on Tuesday night, hooting and hollering and making their feelings known. The residents of the small...

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