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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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7/30/2014

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 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 “...

7/19/2014

article Tribe rejects money from Dan Snyder's foundation, calls it a bribe
(Arizona) -- The Fort Yuma Quechan Tribe in Arizona turned down a blank check offered by Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder's foundation, calling it "bribe...

7/18/2014

article George Marshall's granddaughter: Redskins need to change name
(Virginia) -- Former Redskins owner George Preston Marshall wasn't a tolerant man. He helped convince the rest of the NFL ownership to institute a color line in 1937...
article Op-Ed: Marshalling One Key Vote On An NFL Team Name Change
(Virginia) -- At a tailgate party during the Middleburg spring races, a woman walked up and introduced herself, wondering if I was the same reporter who used to cover...
article CBS won't dictate use of Redskins name on the air
(California) -- CBS won't dictate to its announcers whether or not to use the nickname of Washington's NFL franchise during televised games this season.
article Arizona tribe turns down offer from Redskins group
(Arizona) -- The Quechan Tribe has refused money from a foundation run by the owner of the Washington Redskins, saying it essentially was a bribe.
article Indian tribe refuses ‘bribe money’ donation from Redskins
(California) -- The Washington Redskins have yet another embarrassing PR gaffe to add to their list. A California Native American tribe is accusing the team of offering...

7/17/2014

article American Indians Refuse Original Americans Foundation Money for Skate Park
(Arizona) -- On Wednesday, July 16, 2014 representatives from Washington Redsk*ns owner Dan Snyder’s foundation Original Americans Foundation met with the Fort...
article Arizona Native American Tribe Rejects Dan Snyder's Offer to Build Skate Park
(USA) -- The saga of Dan Snyder trying to keep the Washington Redskins' name and appease those who may be offended by the nickname took another turn on Thursday.
article BLOG: Kwatsan Tribe refuses Dan Snyder’s “Blood Money”
(Arizona) -- The past few months there have been whispers, rumors, and tales in Indian Country of Dan Snyder’s ‘people’ calling up tribal members,...
article Dan Snyder to Indian tribe: We'll build you a skate park
(USA) -- The Fort Yuma Quechan (Kwatsan) Tribe listened to an offer Wednesday from Washington NFL team owner Daniel Snyder's foundation to build a memorial skate...
article Quechan Skate Park Project Turns Down 'Bribe Money' From Redskins
(USA) -- The Washington Redskins Original Americans Foundation (OAF) paid a visit to the Fort Yuma Quechan Tribe in Winterhaven, CA, and the reports relayed to ICTMN...
article Drake Jabs at 'Racist' Washington Redskins Name While Hosting ESPYs
(USA) -- The annual ESPYs awards are held to honor the year’s most inspiring athletes. Wednesday’s award presentation was no different, recognizing talents...
article Drake takes a shot at the Redskins name in ESPYs monologue
(Washington D.C.) -- If you thought the Redskins name wouldn’t be mentioned by a famous person during the ESPY Awards Wednesday night, you probably haven’t...
article CBS Sports chairman confirms 'Redskins' stance in front of Roger Goodell
(California) -- CBS Sports chairman Sean McManus again told the media that CBS announcers and production teams will likely be allowed to not use the name of the...
article Federal Judge Bans Use of Redskins in Court Documents
(Washington D.C.) -- A footnote on the first page of a ruling issued by U.S. District Judge Peter J. Messitte of Maryland provides direction for how the parties in a...

7/16/2014

article 9 Ways to Argue Against ‘Redskins’ Name Without Offending Other Groups
(USA) -- Over the past several months, ICTMN has provided a significant amount of coverage on the ongoing controversy over the Washington Redskins name.
article Op-Ed: Marshalling One Key Vote On An NFL Team Name Change
(Virginia) -- At a tailgate party during the Middleburg spring races, a woman walked up and introduced herself, wondering if I was the same reporter who used to cover...

7/15/2014

article Native Americans urge Redskin name change
(Oklahoma) -- Representatives of Tulsa County’s Native American tribes want a name change for the Washington Redskins Football Team.
article Activist shareholders denied vote on FedEx's association with Washington Redskins
(Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has upheld the request by FedEx to block a move by activist shareholders to vote on the company's...

7/14/2014

article U.S. Attorney General: Redskins name “offensive”
(Washington D.C.) -- While he’s not pursuing it in his job as the United States Attorney General, Eric Holder’s feelings about the Redskins nickname are...
article US Attorney General Eric Holder Joins Those Opposing Name of Washington NFL Team
(Washington D.C.) -- The Change the Mascot campaign today is praising U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder for being the latest public figure to speak out against the...
article Federal judge takes stance against use of Redskins in court documents
(Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office isn’t the only federal authority that has taken a stance against the name of the Washington Redskins.
article Va. state Sen. Chap Petersen defends ‘Redskins Pride Caucus,’ Redskin name
(Washington D.C.) -- Last month, a group of Virginia state senators and delegates formed the “Redskins Pride Caucus,” to defend the Ashburn-based team and...
article What Did the Late Charlie Hill Think About the Redskins? [Video]
(USA) -- Charlie Hill, who died on December 30, 2013, was Indian country's most famous standup comedian, and he used his position of success to inform as well as...

7/13/2014

article Don't Be a Dick (Hilker)—Redskins is Always Wrong
(New York) -- I was conducting some very serious research on priapism in the ranks of Custer’s 7th Cavalry when I stopped to read a feculent piece in The Denver...
article New Mexicans say Washington should stick with Redskins
(New Mexico) -- New Mexico has one of the nation’s most diverse populations, but voters here track with mainstream national views when it comes to the Washington...
article Jon Gerardi commentary: Redskins -- over the line?
(Pennsylvania) -- Editor's note: This column is the first installment of a two-part series. I applaud Robert Rocha. Finally someone wants to address the elephant in...
article Our Opinion: Native nicknames — offensive or tributes?
(New York) -- Washington Redskins. Just a team name or an offensive slur that should be changed? However you feel about it, last month’s decision by the federal...

7/12/2014

article Whoopi to Redskins Controversy Denier: 'Spoken Like a True White Guy'
(New York) -- The table of gabbers on The View recently found themselves discussing the power of language and labels, and the conversation ended up as a one-on-one...

7/11/2014

article Virtual Community Calls on ‘Redskins’ Sponsors to ‘Stop Harming Children’
(New Mexico) -- Native American organizations and communities from across the country are calling on the Washington NFL team’s corporate sponsors to do what is...
article Column: Best litmus test for those who still support the Redskins name
(New York) -- This entire Washington “Redskins” debate could provide the opportunity for a magnificent, magnanimous result — one that would allow even...
article How Does a Christian Man Respond When Told His Battle Against the R*dskins Name Is Un-Christian?
(USA) -- Editor’s Note: When the President of the Central Atlantic Conference (a support organization for United Church of Christ churches and clergy) received a...

7/10/2014

article Legendary Quarterback Sonny Sixkiller: Redskins Name 'Is Racist to Me'
(USA) -- Sonny Sixkiller was born in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, and is a member of the Cherokee Nation -- he's also one of the most accomplished quarterbacks ever to play...
article Minnesota Democrat Calls Redskins Game At College Football Stadium ‘Racist’
(Minnesota) -- Democratic House Rep. Betty McCollum has sent a sternly worded letter to the owner of the Minnesota Vikings declaring that the Washington Redskins are not...
article The R*dskins Myth of a Manufactured White Liberal Controversy
(USA) -- Contrary to what Dan Snyder and R-word supporters would like you to believe, the #Changethename movement against the Washington football team and native...
article There's a 'Redskins Pride' Caucus in the Virginia Legislature. What?
(USA) -- Amid the fallout over blogger Ben Tribbett's brief employment by the Washington Redskins, a strange aside kept cropping up in news coverage.

7/9/2014

article COLUMN: Is 'Redskin' offensive?
(Missouri) -- I don't like the Washington Redskins. Never have. My hatred for them comes from a time when I was a big Dallas Cowboys fan and the Redskins were our...

7/8/2014

article Blogger hired by Redskins to help defend team name announces resignation on Twitter
(Washington D.C.) -- Two weeks after the Redskins hired progressive political blogger Ben Tribbett to help defend the team’s controversial name, Tribbett announced...
article Liberal blogger hired by Redskins resigns: Who didn’t see this coming?
(Washington D.C.) -- Liberal blogger Ben Tribbett tweeted his resignation from the Washington Redskins late Monday night, ending a relationship between the NFL franchise...
article MORON ALERT: Blogger Hired to Defend Redskins’ Name Quits After Two Weeks
(Washington D.C.) -- Three weeks ago, the Washington NFL team hired Democratic political consultant Ben Tribbett, well known in Virginia political circles for his...
press release Oneida Indian Nation and the National Congress of American Indians Statement on Resignation of Washington NFL Team Executive Hired to Defend the R-Word Racial Epithet
(New York) -- Oneida Indian Nation Representative Ray Halbritter and NCAI Executive Director Jackie Pata said in response to this latest development*:
article Fugitive caught after joking to local newspaper about Redskins name
(New York) -- A 25-year-old student who spent one month on the run after jumping bail in New York on drug and drunk driving charges got caught by police after his name...
article Redskins trademark plaintiff: Fans shouldn’t wear head dresses and war paint
(Washington D.C.) -- Amanda Blackhorse, the Native American activist who served as the lead plaintiff in the case that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office decided...

7/7/2014

article MORON ALERT: One Native American family with Redskins ties disagrees on whether name is offensive
(Montana) -- Donald Wetzel Sr. knew what the Washington Redskins meant to his father. But it wasn’t until he stepped onto the team’s Virginia training...
article Nasty Tweets the Redskins and Their Blogger Don't Want You to Read
(Washington D.C.) -- In 2006, Ben Tribbett was the blogger who took Virginia Sentator George Allen to task over the use of a racial slur; now he's being paid by the...
article Redskins controversy touches home
(Indiana) -- The controversy surrounding the name and logo of the Washington Redskins troubles Purdue professors and the Native American community on campus.
article The Problem With Native American Slurs, According To Dan Snyder's Dad
(Washington D.C.) -- Vinny Cerrato phoned a Boston sports-talk station recently and tried to explain why Dan Snyder won't change his football team's now...

7/6/2014

article One Native American family with Redskins ties disagrees on whether name is offensive
(Washington D.C.) -- Donald Wetzel Sr. knew what the Washington Redskins meant to his father. But it wasn’t until he stepped onto the team’s Virginia...
article Washington’s blogger-turned-lobbyist faces scrutiny
(USA) -- So in 2006, blogger Ben Tribbett exposed the video of George Allen using the term “macaca” on the campaign trail toward an opposition volunteer who...
article OPINION: Why ‘Redskins’ must go
(Georgia) -- There’s a push to get rid of the “Redskins” team name in Washington. Some surely see this as an example of a hyper-sensitive “...
article Smart Bombs: Redskins’ team name rooted in bigotry
(Washington) -- The issue of whether Washington’s football team should keep the name Redskins is needlessly complicated with diversions into debates about “...
article Why the nostalgic headdress won’t go away
(Canada) -- Every year in June, almost 100,000 inebriated young people descend on a farm in Manchester, Tenn., for a music festival called Bonnaroo.

7/5/2014

article Huh? Snyder Might Let Go of ‘Redskins’ Name if This Happens...
(USA) -- Last year, Dan Snyder told USA Today that he would “Never – you can use caps” change his team’s offensive name. But according to an...
article Kyle Nabors: Time for Momence High School to change 'Redskins' nickname
(Illinois) -- The redskin moniker adorns the sign outside Momence High School more than a decade after the school district narrowly sidestepped a lawsuit over its...
article Rural Washington town wants to stay out of ‘Redskins’ flap
(Washington) -- This little town of 928 — with its one grocery store, one gas station and one stop sign — is far, far away from the national controversies of...

7/4/2014

article ANALYSIS: From 'Washington Redskins' to 'queer culture,' the uneasy evolution of the slur
(Washington D.C.) -- The professional football team here in the U.S. capital is still called the Washington Redskins. It's ridiculous, but there it is. Personally,...

7/3/2014

article MORON ALERT: Patawomeck Tribe: Snyder Could Rename the Redskins After Us
(Virginia) -- Hail to the Potomacs? If the owner of the Redskins wants to put the controversy over his team name to rest while keeping a Native American theme, he’...
article Washington Redskins Trademark Dispute Started By Navajo Woman Amanda Blackhorse
(Washington D.C.) -- The Washington Redskins trademark dispute seemingly came out of nowhere, with a letter from Democratic senators seemingly getting the ball running.

7/2/2014

article Navajo woman wins round in fight to block Redskins’ trademark
(Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office agreed June 18 with a Navajo woman’s claim that the Washington Redskins name is offensive to Native...
article The Redskins Controversy; Let the Natives Speak
(USA) -- The controversy over the Washington Redskins nickname has been boiling furiously for several weeks now. In all of the hub-bub, actual quotes from Native...
article How student speech is protected in Neshaminy's 'R' word case
(Pennsylvania) -- Jeffrey Shulman from Georgetown Law says Neshaminy High School’s struggle over using the word “Redskin” in a student newspaper raises...

7/1/2014

article Graham: Redskin means the scalped head of an Indian, says an Oklahoma writer for Esquire
(Oklahoma) -- It's a jolting, yet accurate, headline in a blog featured on the Esquire website. "A 'Redskin' Is the Scalped Head of a Native American,...
article RADIO: The Washington Redskins: “I think it’s very derogatory; native people are not red”
(Iowa) -- The U.S. Patent Office says the Washington Redskins' federal trademarks must be canceled. Today on River to River we ask - what’s in a name?
article Redskins Change the Mascot: Congressman Jim Moran Weighs In On Racist Team Name
(Virginia) -- Congressman Jim Moran of Virginia recently weighed in on the subject of the racist team name of the Washington Redskins. He said the name is disrespectful...
article WASHINGTON TIMES: Redskins name drew no public complaints, patent offices reveals
(Washington D.C.) -- The recent decision by an obscure administrative law board to cancel the Washington Redskins‘ trademark registrations came despite the fact...
article Will: Trademark agency fumbles football name complaint
(Washington D.C.) -- Amanda Blackhorse, a Navajo who successfully moved a federal agency to withdraw trademark protections from the Washington Redskins because it...

6/30/2014

article GALANDA: Nike, N7 Should Get Off the Sidelines re Redskins Mascot
(Washington) -- Nike and its N7 Fund have done some amazing things for Native America. Yet the biggest sports brand on the planet stands on the sidelines of the “...
article Arizona woman looks back after almost 10 years fighting Redskins’ name
(Washington D.C.) -- Amanda Blackhorse said things have changed since a 2005 game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Washington Redskins, when she and other...
article BLOG: The name of the Washington Redskins has to change now
(Washington D.C.) -- This has been a topic of controversy for a while now, the name of the Washington Redksins. Should they change it or not? The answer is simple, if...
article Redskins controversy? High school with debated name just wants to be left alone
(Washington) -- This little town of 928 — with its one grocery store, one gas station and one stop sign — is far, far away from the national controversies of...

6/29/2014

article Native Sun News: Washington team's mascot hits another bump
(Washington D.C.) -- The United States Patent Office has sided with 5 Native American plaintiffs in a ruling last week that deemed the Washington Redskin trademark to be...
article Country music’s Larry Gatlin rants to Fox about a ‘half-breed Cherokee’ grandma to slam liberals
(USA) -- Country music singer Larry Gatlin ranted about his “half-breed Cherokee Indian” grandmother and the Washington “Redskins” football team...

6/28/2014

article CARSON: Playing a name game with the Redskins
(Washington D.C.) -- The audacity of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in canceling the trademark of the Washington Redskins is frightening.
article Column: NFL's Redskins nickname has to go
(Georgia) -- Team owner Daniel Snyder says he won't change the Redskins nickname despite criticism from President Obama and many others.
article Column: Thank you, Washington Redskins
(Virginia) -- Increasingly in my travels, a person will discover I’m from Cleveland and want to talk about Chief Wahoo. Thank you, Washington Redskins, for this...
article Detroit News Bans Use Of ‘Redskins’ Team Name
(Detroit) -- Sources say The Detroit News will no longer use the team name for the Washington Redskins, adding fuel to the long debate about whether the NFL team’s...
article In the Crease: An overused name, an overdue honor, and a fond farewell
(Mississippi) -- Time to empty out the notebook again as we hit the summer months. Here are a few of the scattered thoughts kicking around the ol' noggin this week:
article Opinion: The real issues facing American Indians
(Idaho) -- An issue receiving a lot of national attention these days is whether or not the football team in Washington, D.C. should drop the name “Redskins.”
article WILL: What’s in a team’s name?
(Washington D.C.) -- Amanda Blackhorse, a Navajo who successfully moved a federal agency to withdraw trademark protections from the Washington Redskins because it...
article “Colored People” OK; “Redskins” Not So Much
(USA) -- So the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board has revoked the Washington Redskins’ trademark as being “disparaging.” I could write all the usual...
article Final Defeat for Student Paper Editors in "Redskins" Mascot Controversy
(Pennsylvania) -- The Neshaminy School Board voted Thursday night on a policy that could force student editors to print the name of the school's mascot in certain...
article High school football tackles ‘the R word’
(Pennsylvania) -- Heritage is in the eye of the beholder — that’s how the saying goes, right? A suburban Philadelphia school district waded into a timely and...
article Redmen nickname again causing controversy
(Massachusetts) -- When Sports Editor Jamie Pote came up with the idea of running some of my past columns and feature stories, never did we imagine that the first one in...
article Ruling against Redskins renews debate
(Massachusetts) -- The question “what’s in a name?” is as open-ended now as it was in Shakespeare’s time when it comes to the debate about sports...

6/27/2014

article McCain: Redskins not a Patent Office issue
(Washington D.C.) -- Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said Thursday the controversy surrounding the Washington Redskins name is not an issue to be handled by the U.S. Patent...

6/26/2014

article 'Redskins' patent decision strikes chord with social work professor
(New York) -- Some years back, shortly after joining the faculty of the School of Social Work, Hilary N. Weaver attended a regional conference in Western New York to...
article Conservative Columnist Earnestly Asks: 'Why Not The Washington Reagans?'
(Washington D.C.) -- A columnist for The Washington Times has weighed in on the Washington Redskins' name. If the name must changed, the columnist says, go Gipper.
article MORON ALERT: Washington hires blogger to help defend name
(Washington D.C.) -- The all-caps-never effort to defend the name of the Washington NFL franchise may soon employ as many players as its football team does.
article Rep. McCollum: Redskins name violates U policy
(Minnesota) -- Democratic U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum, D-Minn., sent a letter last week urging Minnesota Vikings owner Zygi Wilf to take a stand against the Washington...
article Washington Redskins Slammed for Cheerleading Outfits Post on Instagram
(Washington D.C.) -- The Washington Redskins, already under fire over their name's history as a racial slur, are now drawing criticism for an Instagram post...
article John McCain would 'probably change the name' of the Washington Redskins
(Washington D.C.) -- If Arizona Sen. John McCain owned the Washington Redskins, he would consider changing the name of the organization.
article John McCain would change ‘Redskins’ name
(Washington D.C.) -- Sen. John McCain thinks the NFL team in Washington should change its nickname. “If the Native American community finds it offensive, then it...
article Native Americans Demand FedEx CEO Deliver New Name For Washington Redskins
(Washington D.C.) -- The National Congress of American Indians, a relentless force in advocating for the Washington Redskins to change its name, has targeted a new...

6/25/2014

article Amanda Blackhorse Is ‘Confident’ Snyder Will Lose His Redskins Appeal
(Washington D.C.) -- The lead plaintiff in the suit against the team, which just lost its federal trademark registrations, talks about being harassed at NFL games, how...
article From Redskins sponsors, mostly silence — 'They are not in position to take public stands'
(Washington D.C.) -- When Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling was sidelined for racially charged remarks, brewing giant Anheuser-Busch made a full-court press to...
article THE ECONOMIST: Language, power and football: The R-word
(California) -- PROFESSIONAL wrestlers are not known for being arbiters of good taste. The arena-filling bouts of "WWE Raw" feature beefy men in often...
article Washington's Latest Defense of Redskins Nickname: High Schools Have It, Too!
(Washington D.C.) -- When I tried this kind of defense as a child, my father asked me something along the lines of, “If everyone jumped off a bridge, would you do...
article Will someone tell the Redskins to take a break from social media?
(Washington D.C.) -- The Washington NFL team’s cheerleaders posted an Instagram picture Tuesday of a half-century of their costumes. Check out the one on the far...
article Hudson: When it comes to name, Redskins deserve a penalty
(Massachusetts) -- It’s not just the NFL that needs to look at this issue. Hundreds of high school, college and pro teams across the U.S. still use Native American...

6/24/2014

article Carolla on Redskins Controversy: This Is About White People Feeling Better About Themselves
(California) -- CALLER: I was wondering if you have followed any of this -- it's pretty big here in D.C. -- but the U.S. Patent Office has ruled that the Washington...
article Collier: Everything ‘Redskins’ must go
(Pennsylvania) -- Turns out you don’t have to be on the telephone very long with the president of St. Bonaventure University to know that there probably aren...
article MORON ALERT: Why is there a ‘Redskins Pride’ Caucus?
(Virginia) -- Why did a group of Virginia legislators form a ‘Redskins Pride’ caucus this week? Let’s let Virginia state Sen. Chap Petersen (D-Fairfax...
article Navajo woman wins a round in fight to block Redskins' trademark
(Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office agreed July 18 with a Navajo woman's claim that the Washington Redskins name is offensive to Native...
article OP/ED: ‘Redskins’ Is Bad Business
(Georgia) -- THE moral arguments against the Washington Redskins’ team name, which is considered offensive to American Indians, are by now well known, especially...
article Our View: Was removing Redskins trademarks a government strong-arm tactic?
(Texas) -- The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office overstepped its bounds by canceling the Washington Redskins trademark registration last week.
article Winneker: NFL won’t absorb financial hit of sticking with Redskins name
(Pennsylvania) -- The fight over the controversial NFL football team name Washington Redskins took an interesting twist recently when the U.S. Patent and Trademark...

6/23/2014

article HARJO: Fighting The R-Word Is Only The Beginning
(Washington D.C.) -- The name of the National Football League team in Washington, D.C., is the worst word that is used about us in the English language. And I do mean...
article BOSTON GLOBE: Dispute over Redskins team name reaches tipping point
(Massachusetts) -- The decision by the US Patent and Trademark Office to cancel protection for the name Washington Redskins sparked a debate on whether the patent office...
article Commentary: Selling Indian images has a long history
(New Mexico) -- Last week, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office canceled the trademark of the Washington Redskins on the grounds that the name was “disparaging...
article MORON ALERT: Virginia Lawmakers Form 'Redskins Pride Caucus'
(Virginia) -- Three Virginia state lawmakers are forming a ‘‘Redskins Pride Caucus’’ to defend the Washington, D.C.-based football team that...
article Sen. Harry Reid And Washington Redskins 'Tradition Of Racism'
(Nevada) -- The Washington Redskins NFL franchise has been stripped of its trademark. One of the most vocal opponents of the teams' name and mascot is Senator Harry...
article When Slang Becomes a Slur
(Washington D.C.) -- The linguist who testified against the Redskins in their trademark proceedings explains why the team's name can't be separated from...
article Will these companies using Native American imagery get burned by controversy?
(New York) -- When the news broke Wednesday that the United States Trademark office had ruled against the owners of the Washington Redskins, and in so doing had declared...
article Why indigenous people are fighting stereotypes in mascot names
(Arizona) -- It was the Washington Redskins last week. And the Cleveland Indians tonight. For decades, Native Americans have been protesting the use of their images and...
article Navajo Post Publisher interviewed by Fox News Radio
(Arizona) -- On June 19, Alexander Chambers, the publisher of the Navajo Post was interviewed by Fox New Radio 550 KFYI’s the Mike Broomhead show. They talked...

6/22/2014

article Sunday Q&A with Joey Browner: Redskins name, logo have to go
(Minnesota) -- Safety Joey Browner is one of the Vikings’ all-time greats, having been inducted into the team’s Ring of Honor last year. Browner, who is of...

6/21/2014

article Most sponsors sit out controversy over Redskins name
(USA) -- A day after the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board ruled the Washington Redskins' nickname is disparaging to Native Americans, the team's corporate...
article Tribe files shareholder proposal asking FexEx to reassess its relationship with Washington Redskins
(New York) -- Dan Snyder has vowed that he will never change the name of the Washington Redskins, so critics of the controversial name a federal board called "...
article Editorial: Yocha Dehe uses clout to get NFL’s attention. Will league listen?
(California) -- The Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation uses riches from its Cache Creek casino to invest in its future and help improve the lives of its members.
article How politicians changed 'Redskins' politics
(Washington D.C.) -- Politicians have played a major role in applying pressure on the Washington Redskins to change their name. The political winds on the team's...
article The Politics of the Washington Redskins Name Controversy
(Washington D.C.) -- This week, the U.S. Trademark and Patent Office canceled the Washington Redskins’ trademark. Putting aside the moral implications of the...
article Update: Yes, A 'Redskin' Does, In Fact, Mean the Scalped Head of a Native American, Sold for Cash
(USA) -- Many have claimed that our story about the etymology of "Redskin" was wrong. This document from 1863 proves otherwise. Above is an excerpt from The...
article Adam Levine Wants the Washington Redskins to Change Their Name!
(New York) -- Adam Levine rocks a tropical shirt as he exits his hotel on Friday afternoon (June 20) in New York City. The 35-year-old entertainer signed autographs for...
article Native American Chief blasts “Redskins” name
(Oklahoma) -- The chief of the one of the largest tribes in the United States sat down with KRMG Friday morning to discuss his belief that Native American mascots need...
article RG3: Now’s not the time for me to speak on Redskins name
(Washington D.C.) -- Sports stars rarely wade into divisive issues, and so it’s no surprise that Robert Griffin III wants to steer clear of the controversy...
article Saginaw Chippewa Tribe on Washington Redskins trademark ruling: 'A small, but measurable step'
(Michigan) -- Officials from the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe say a recent ruling that stripped the Washington Redskins of six federal trademarks of the team name is a...
article The question is not whether the football team will change its name, but when and how
(Washington D.C.) -- I keep being asked about the “tipping point.” As in, “Is this the fork-in-the-road moment, the tipping point that makes the NFL...
article Brian Kilmeade Mocks 'Redskin' Protest While Elisabeth Hasselbeck Giggles
(USA) -- As the mouthpiece for those who yearn for the good old days when minorities knew their place, it isn't surprising that "political correctness" is...
article Column: Liberals Wage War on the Redskins
(USA) -- After the regime issued its latest diktat Wednesday via a three-judge panel at the Patent and Trademark Office, which ruled 2-1 to withdraw trademark protection...
article Commentary: The Redskins and The Wrong Side of History
(USA) -- The National Football League, barely a decade old and barely solvent, saw three franchises disband before the start of the 1932 season. It added one more, for a...
article Kevin Hart Tussles With CNN's Don Lemon Over ‘Redskins’ Controversy: ‘Don't Compare It to the N-Word’ (Audio)
(USA) -- CNN's Don Lemon and Kevin Hart, had a spirited back-and-forth on Thursday's “Tom Joyner Morning Show,” over the Washington Redskins name...
article Op-Ed: Devil's advocate — Keeping the Redskins name
(USA) -- In recent weeks, pressure has mounted on the National Football League to compel Washington Redskins owner, Daniel Snyder, to change the name of his team.
article Washington Redskins Have Surprising Ally In Trademark Dispute, You Won’t Believe Who
(USA) -- The Washington Redskins recently lost their trademark. With it, the franchise stands to lose an incredible amount of money, as any third party provider with the...
article Washington Redskins Name Change Could Signify the Beginning of the End of Native Culture in American Sports
(USA) -- The Washington Redskins have become the most controversial topic in the NFL over the past couple seasons, really since the Players Union threatened the 2011/...
article Saranac & Belding: 2 teams, 1 'disparaging' nickname
(Michigan) -- Two local school districts that use the nickname Redskins say they are taking a look at how to proceed accordingly while being sensitive to the concerns...

6/20/2014

article Redskins Trademark Registrations Cancelled Again. It Has Been A Tough Week For “Poor” Daniel Snyder and His Washington Redskins
(New Jersey) -- Much in line with how the 2013 season played out, Daniel Snyder and the Washington Redskins cannot win this week. First, on Sunday, June 15, 2014, John...
article SHAPIRO: Experts say Redskins can win case in U.S. District Court
(Washington D.C.) -- Legal experts say that the executive agency that stripped the Redskins of its trademark will face the very difficult task of proving that a...
article American Indians Celebrate U.S. Patent & Trademark Office’s Cancellation of Washington NFL Team’s Trademark
(Washington D.C.) -- Eradicating Offensive Native Mascotry (EONM), a group of Native parents and their allies from across the country celebrate today the United States...
article BLOG: How Native American Women Fought a Racist NFL Team Trademark … and Won
(USA) -- "I'm not alone on these mascots being wrong. Native Americans are fighting the mascot in Washington D.C. so we don't have to deal with them anymore...
article FedEx flagged for 'reputational damage' from sponsoring Redskins stadium (Video)
(Washington D.C.) -- Will FedEx’s corporate image be damaged because the Washington Redskins play in a stadium named after the company?
article Meet the Navajo Activist Who Got the Washington Redskins' Trademark Revoked: Amanda Blackhorse
(Arizona) -- The growing movement to change the name of the Washington Redskins football team has scored a surprising victory. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has...
article Redskins Lawyer Claims There Is 'No Momentum' for Name Change
(Washington D.C.) -- The changing of the racist name of the Washington Redskins football team is looking more and more certain -- to everyone, that is, except the team...
article Rep. McCollum asks Zygi Wilf to condemn 'Redskins' name
(Minnesota) -- A spokesman for the Minnesota Vikings on Friday said the team had received a letter from Minnesota Congresswoman Betty McCollum asking for team owner Zygi...
article Seattle Times: We won't use Redskins name in our newspaper
(Washington) -- The Redskins got a flurry of bad news Wednesday when the U.S. Patent Office canceled the team's trademark registration, because the team name is...
article Washington Redskins Name Change Must Account for Fight Song
(Washington D.C.) -- If Owner Daniel Snyder ever gives into the swelling public opinion to change the name of his team, fans in Washington hope he will take into account...
article Gerald Ensley: Why cling to an offensive name?
(Florida) -- Twenty years ago, Tallahassee went through a small controversy about black lawn jockeys. Those are the little statues of black boys in jockey outfits with...
article Glenn Beck Suggests Harry Reid Is Brain Damaged For Advocating Washington Redskins Name Change
(USA) -- On the same Kelly File show in which Glenn Beck preached the need for America to “come together,” he later repeatedly smeared those who want the...
article Is end near for Redskins? It's about time
(New York) -- Wednesday's decision by the U.S. Patent Office to repeal six federal trademarks of the Washington Redskins on the grounds that the name is "...
article LOWRY: Hail to the Redskins!
(Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s contribution to the Washington Redskins debate is pettifogging absurdity in the service of rank...
article NMAI’s Kevin Gover: Stereotyping Should Longer be an American Pastime
(Washington D.C.) -- Kevin Gover (Pawnee), the director of the National Museum of the American Indian, sent out the following email Friday, June 20, 2014 in response to...
article OP/ED: I don't understand the issue with 'Redskins' - and that's the problem
(USA) -- I don't get the whole hubbub around the Washington Redskins name - Which is exactly why I don't get a say in the matter. "Redskins" hasn't...
article Redskins Stripped Of Trademarks
(USA) -- Jesse Ventura has been vocal about the need to change the Washington Redskins name. Today, it turns out that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office agrees.
article Rush Limbaugh: Redskins Losing Their Trademark Is Obama’s Fault! (Audio)
(USA) -- Rush Limbaugh, who will blame Barack Obama for anything and everything, is blaming the president for the Washington Redskins’ lost trademark.
article Time has come for Redskins to ditch their controversial nickname
(Illinois) -- When are we going to get it through our heads? The only thing that matters is what Native Americans think. What the filthy rich owner of a sports team or...
article TURLEY: The patent office goes out of bounds in Redskins trademark case
(Washington D.C.) -- The decision this past week by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to rescind federal trademark protections for the Redskins may ultimately tip the...
article Washington Redskins apologists are on every wrong side of history – and a slur
(UK) -- On Wednesday, the US Patent Office decided that the word "Redskins" is officially offensive and cannot be trademarked. The howls of the poor, put-upon...
article After Redskins ruling, Ore. activist keeps up fight
(Oregon) -- Some local Native Americans say the name Washington Redskins is a racial slur and shouldn't be trademarked. On Wednesday, the U.S. Trademark Trial and...
article Lingerie Football League: 'Redskins' Name Is too Offensive for Us
(Washington D.C.) -- Beginning with the 2015 season, the Legends Football League -- formerly known as the Lingerie Football League -- will include a Washington, D.C.-...
article Redskins Trademark: Patent Office Decision Could Affect Massachusetts High Schools
(Massachusetts) -- The U.S. Patent Office’s decision to cancel the Washington Redskins’ trademark might also have repercussions in Massachusetts.
article Should Goshen High School get rid of its 'Redskins' mascot?
(Indiana) -- Now that the Washington Redskin’s trademark registration was canceled by a federal board, sports teams around the country with the same name are...
article Washington Redskins fight could put pressure on Edmonton Eskimos
(Alberta) -- The blowup over the Washington Redskins NFL logo and mascot could boost a campaign in Canada to spike the CFL's Edmonton Eskimos brand, which some have...
article Weighing in on eliminating Native American logos and mascots at schools
(Connecticut) -- From the gridiron to the school yard, Eyewitness News is looking into if it is time to retire mascots and nicknames in Connecticut that may be offensive...

6/19/2014

article Navajo woman wins a round in fight to end Washington Redskins' trademark
(Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office agreed Wednesday with a Navajo woman's claim that the Washington Redskins name is offensive to Native...
article Redskins' trademark attorney debates meaning of 'Redskin'
(Washington D.C.) -- Humpty Dumpty has nothing on Robert Raskopf. The Washington NFL team’s trademark attorney was on The Sports Junkies on WJFK-Radio this morning...
article Ruling adds momentum for Redskins name change
(Washington D.C.) -- From an immediate, practical viewpoint, the ruling by a trademark board that the Washington Redskins have a "disparaging" nickname doesn...
article 'Redskins' Shows Off Ugly Colors of America
(USA) -- To many American Indians living on a desolate and rural reservation out west where issues like extreme poverty, substance and sexual abuse, and violence and...
article Cache Creek tribal chairman lauds trademark decision
(California) -- Marshall McKay, tribal chairman of the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation, applauded Wednesday’s finding by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office that the...
article LEGAL BLOG: The Washington Redskins’ Federal Trademark Has Been Cancelled . . . Again
(Washington D.C.) -- The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board sent the Fashion and Design law class at Washington College of Law, along with the IP world, into a frenzy...
article Local Tribe reacts to Redskins controversy
(California) -- Lawmakers are calling on the Washington Redskins to change their name. The U.S. patent office ruled the football team's name is offensive to Native...
article Meet the Legal Brain Behind the Idea to Target the Redskins’ Trademark
(Iowa) -- Near the end of his third year at the University of Iowa College of Law in 1991, Stephen Baird expressed an interest to a professor in writing a law review...
article Minnesota Congresswoman asks Vikings owner to publicly condemn Redskins name
(Minnesota) -- Minnesota Congresswoman Betty McCollum sent a letter to Minnesota Vikings owner Zygi Wilf Thursday urging him to publicly condemn the team name of the...
article MORON ALERT: Why are the Redskins being singled out?
(Florida) -- Having gone back and forth on the Redskins name controversy a few times over the last year, I had just settled in comfortably with my acceptance over the...
article NATIONAL REVIEW: Hail to the Redskins!
(Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s contribution to the Washington Redskins debate is pettifogging absurdity in the service of rank...
article New Mexico activists celebrate "Redskins" ruling
(New Mexico) -- The U.S. Patent Office ruled The Washington Redskins name is "disparaging of Native Americans" and that the team's federal trademarks for...
article New Mexico tribal leaders divided over trademark board's decision on 'Redskins'
(New Mexico) -- Some tribal leaders across the country and in New Mexico are applauding a decision by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, which ruled Wednesday that...
article Pokagons weigh in on Redskins controversy
(Indiana) -- On Wednesday, the U.S. Patent Office canceled the Washington Redskins trademark registrations, which have protected one of the most valuable sports brands...
article SEATTLE TIMES: Why we’re banning Redskins in The Seattle Times
(Washington) -- The most controversial name in sports won’t appear again in The Seattle Times’ print edition or on the seattletimes.com home pages as long as...
article Shareholders concerned about FedEx link to Redskins
(Wall Street) -- A consortium of investment firms filed a shareholder proposal with FedEx in April asking the company to respond to "reputational damage" from...
article Va. Native Americans react to Redskins patent decision
(Virginia) -- The leaders of local Native American tribes are reacting to the Trademark Board's ruling. While a couple called this a "crazy controversy,"...
article Yolo tribe applauds cancellation of Redskins trademark (Video)
(California) -- Just a week after the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation of Yolo County sponsored television ads in major cities against the offensive use of “Redskin...

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