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Does Anyone Support D.C.'s NFL Team Using the Name Redskins? ESPN's 'Outside the Lines' Struggles to Find a Supporter

ESPN's Emmy Award-winning investigative news program Outside the Lines recently examined the Redskins naming controversy.

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1/30/2015

article Native American Activists Tell NFL ‘No More’ Stereotypes-Hold Vigil/Protest at Super Bowl
(Arizona) -- Eradicating Offensive Native Mascotry, a national group of Native parents dedicated to ending the mascotting of Native people and their allies from across...
article Protesters ready to rally against Redskins name on Super Sunday
(Arizona) -- A season of opposition to the name of Washington’s NFL team will be capped on Super Bowl Sunday by a protest march and rally in downtown Phoenix the...
article FENELON: Roots of “Redskins”: Savages, Saints, Saviors in the American Psyche
(California) -- The root of “Redskins” is the ideological stereotype of the initial savage of Hispaniola, the fearsome enemy icon of the colonial conquests,...
article FRIEDMAN: The NFL 'Playbook' for Defending Racism Against American Indians
(New York) -- It's time for us all to adopt a new playbook that truly honors American Indians. It's time for the Washington football team to change its name.

1/29/2015

article BLOG: The NFL 'Playbook' for Defending Racism Against American Indians
(USA) -- It's time for us all to adopt a new playbook that truly honors American Indians. It's time for the Washington football team to change its name. The...

1/28/2015

article Blackhorse: My Face-to-Face With Dan Snyder's Chum, Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly
(Arizona) -- The Change the Mascot movement has taken the world by storm in the last two years. The momentum has grown tremendously and the Native voice has been heard...

1/25/2015

article Change the Mascot Campaign Releases Powerful Big Game Ad in Continued Effort to Change the Washington NFL Team’s Offensive Mascot
(New York) -- The National Congress of American Indians and the Oneida Indian Nation launched a new ad Friday as part of their Change the Mascot campaign.

1/24/2015

article Could The Battle Over 'Redskins' Change Trademark Law?
(Washington D.C.) -- In his yearly State of Indian Nations address Thursday, Brian Cladoosby — president of the National Congress of American Indians —...
article New Change the Mascot ad: Without 'Redskins,' still Washington football
(USA) -- Take away the controversial "Redskins" logo and "it's still Washington football." That's the message in a new online ad released...
article James Giago Davies: Washington team insults the first Americans
(South Dakota) -- It is hard to imagine how people could argue in favor of a flagrantly racist nickname like the Redskins, but that a majority of White people don’...

1/23/2015

article Native American Group Releases Ad To Prove D.C. Football Would Survive Without 'Redskins' Name
(Washington D.C.) -- An online ad released Friday hopes to show what a Washington NFL game would be like without its controversial mascot.
article New Change the Mascot ad imagines a Washington football team without the Redskins name
(Washington D.C.) -- The Change the Mascot campaign released a new online ad targeting the Redskins’ team name Friday, timed with the upcoming Super Bowl. The 30-...
article Oneida release ad about Redskins mascot: ‘Take it away and it’s still Washington football’
(Washington D.C.) -- The campaign to change the Washington Redskins team name continues. The “Change the Mascot” hopes to end the practice of using “r*...
article Washington Redskins Name Change: American Indian Groups Release New Ad Ahead Of Super Bowl
(Washington D.C.) -- A pair of American Indian advocacy groups pushing for the Washington Redskins' football club to change the team's name and mascot released a...
article Watch What Football Looks Like Without a Redskins Logo
(Washington D.C.) -- You might not have to wait until Super Bowl Sunday to see the best football ad of the year. Days before car and beer giants will air their glitzy...

1/22/2015

article OP/ED: Distaste grows for Washington football team’s name, even among some NFL allies
(Washington D.C.) -- OFFICIALS WITH Washington’s football team have defended the team’s name by arguing that its fans and many Americans, including some who...

1/21/2015

article Native Americans weigh in on 'Redskins' name
(New York) -- Wednesday, the school board in Lancaster got input from Native Americans about the use of the team name Redskins. Board members said the purpose was to...

1/20/2015

article More pressure mounts on Dan Snyder to change the racial epithet that is his NFL team's name
(Washington D.C.) -- So far, Dan Snyder, the unrepentant owner of the Washington Redskins professional football team, has faced down pressure from President Obama, half...

1/19/2015

article Civil rights group asks Washington Redskins to change name
(Washington) -- The civil rights group that forced the NFL to change its minority hiring practices is now backing efforts to persuade the Washington Redskins to rename...
article Civil Rights Group With Close NFL Ties Calls For Washington Football Team Name Change
(Washington D.C.) -- While Native American groups continue their campaign to get the Washington football team to change their name and logo, other activist and civil...

1/18/2015

article Civil rights group closely allied with the NFL calls for the Redskins to change its name
(Washington D.C.) -- After failing for months to persuade Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder to meet with Native Americans opposed to the team’s name, a...

1/17/2015

article Oneida Indian Nation funds anti-Redskins robocall blitz
(Washington D.C.) -- A series of prerecorded phone messages denouncing the Redskins' name are being placed to homes in the D.C. metro area.

1/16/2015

article 'Without the Name, It's Still D.C. Football': Washington Fans Seek Name Change With Phone Campaign
(New York) -- Fans of the Washington football team who love the club but hate the R-word are hoping to inspire other fans to get on the change-the-name train.
article Washington Football Team Name-Change Advocates Resort To Robocalling
(Washington D.C.) -- Get ready for a barrage of robocalls advocating for the Washington football team to change their name. The group of Native Americans advocating for...
article You Might Be Getting a Phone Call About the Redskins’ Name Soon
(Washington D.C.) -- The next presidential election is still 22 months away, but Washington-area residents are about to get blitzed with thousands of automated phone...
article Mea Culpa: Washington Football Team Fan Apologizes For Flipping Off Protesters
(New York) -- A fan of the Washington football team who was made infamous after he was photographed in December flipping off protesters outside FedEx Field in Landover,...
article Offensive T-Shirt Sponsored on Facebook Links Native Americans With Drinking
(New York) -- Activist and ICTMN columnist Amanda Blackhorse, Diné, was scrolling through Facebook Friday morning when a disturbing image cropped up on her feed.
article OP/ED: The Redskins: A Yankee Doodle Moment
(USA) -- Once again, the controversy over the symbol and name of the Washington Redskins is in the news. Some Native-Americans are saying that it is "disrespectful...
article The role model: Deejay NDN is no redskin and no warrior
(Ottawa) -- If you’re going to fight the “Redskins,” you’ll need a thick skin. “Oh, man, do you ever,” says Ian Campeau, better known...
article What Redskins and Charlie Hebdo Have in Common
(Washington D.C.) -- The Washington Redskins finished the season well out of the National Football League playoffs -- but the court case involving the trademark on the...

1/15/2015

article Native American group launches anti-'Redskins' telephone campaign
(Washington D.C.) -- The Oneida Indian Nation and the National Congress of American Indians have launched a telephone campaign asking NFL fans to petition league leaders...

1/12/2015

article Redskins, DeLorean, BitTorrent: Intellectual Property
(New York) -- The U.S. Justice Department has intervened in the legal fight between the Washington Redskins professional football team and a federal trademark board that...

1/11/2015

article DOJ backs Native activists in battle over racist NFL trademarks
(Washington D.C.) -- The Department of Justice is intervening in a dispute over the racist trademarks of the Washington NFL team. In Blackhorse v. Pro Football, Inc.,...

1/10/2015

article 'Redskin' licence plate causes Moncton social media storm
(New Brunswick) -- A social-media storm is brewing over a licence plate stamped with what many consider to be a racially offensive word.
article Justice Department intervenes in Redskins trademark case
(Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. Department of Justice said Friday that it would intervene in the trademark case involving the Washington NFL club's team name to defend...
article Justice Department intervenes in Redskins' trademark lawsuit
(Washington D.C.) -- The Justice Department announced Friday that it is intervening in the Washington Redskins' trademark protection lawsuit, according to the...
article Redskins Must Now Fight U.S. in Battle Over Team’s Name
(Washington D.C.) -- The Washington Redskins, in a legal fight to retain trademark protection for the football team’s name, must now go head-to-head with the U.S....
article MORON ALERT: 'How the Redskins Got Their Name,' a children's book review by PFT Commenter
(USA) -- RedskinsFacts promoted a children's book about the history behind the term "Redskin," so I sat down to review it. All spelling errors are...

1/9/2015

article Dump the ‘Redskins’ Movement Presses Ahead
(Washington D.C.) -- Hundreds of Native American protestors and their supporters staged a rally Dec. 28, outside the Landover, Md. Stadium where home games are played by...
article Justice Department intervenes in Redskins trademark protection lawsuit
(Washington D.C.) -- The group of Native Americans fighting the Washington Redskins over the team’s trademark protections in a federal lawsuit got an important...

1/8/2015

article BLOG: Meeting with an NBC News Director about the “R” word
(Arizona) -- Note: Last fall a handful of Native American youth had two opportunities to meet with the News Director from 12 News, a Phoenix NBC affiliate station, to...

1/6/2015

article BECCIO: Native American Youth Have A Message For The NFL
(Washington D.C.) -- The NFL is reeling after it has become obvious to society that the league has lost its moral compass. In response, they have enacted various forms...
article Washington NFL Team Loses in Football but Claims Philanthropic Success
(Washington D.C.) -- Stories from 2014 still reverberate in 2015, including the continuing travails of the NFL team in Washington, D.C., and its intransigent owner, Dan...

1/5/2015

article COMMENTARY: “Redskins”: Just a name?
(North Carolina) -- How would you define yourself? Native American, American Indian, Indian, Native, Indigenous, Aboriginal? What about “redskin”? By...
article Some White People (Other Than Dan Snyder) Can't Give Up Their Native American Nicknames
(USA) -- One of the defenses the National Football League’s Washington Redskins cites for its continued use of what a lot of people, and not just Native Americans...

1/3/2015

article ‘Redskins’ Controversy Goes Beyond NFL
(Colorado) -- The NFL playoffs start this weekend. The Washington Redskins didn’t qualify, but protests about the team’s name are still in the news. In...

1/1/2015

article 2014 Stories At The Intersection Of Race And Sports
(USA) -- Race is a constant underlying theme in American sports — in conversations about labor vs. ownership, social responsibility, changing demographics and...
article Analysis finds 27% decrease in Redskins mentions on NFL broadcasts
(USA) -- Mentions of the word "Redskins" on NFL broadcasts decreased 27 percent from last season, according to an analysis from Deadspin. That percentage...
article 'Redskins' school mascots would be phased out under bill
(California) -- A California lawmaker is attempting to force four high schools in the Golden State that use "Redskins" as their mascots to abandon the...
article Change mascot to 'Braves'
(Pennsylvania) -- It amazes me how many times people have written to this paper about the name of the Neshaminy High School mascot. I will admit that to me, the mascot...

12/31/2014

article Dump the ‘Redskins’ movement presses ahead
(Washington D.C.) -- Hundreds of Native American protestors and their supporters staged a rally Dec. 28, outside the Landover, Md. Stadium where home games are played by...
article 'Redskins' mentions declined 27 percent on NFL broadcasts this year
(USA) -- The Washington Redskins' name came under its sharpest assault in team history in 2014, with organizations mobilizing to condemn it as a slur.
article Blackhorse: We Will Overcome; the Fight Against Indian Mascots Continues in 2015
(Arizona) -- This year has been a year of ups and downs, but by far this year has marked a tremendous amount of progress in the Change the Name movement.
article California Considers 'Redskins' Ban For All Schools
(California) -- Amid national controversy over sports teams’ use of Native American slurs and tribe names, California is considering a statewide ban all schools...
article To 10 DC Pro Sports Stories of 2014: 5. Redskins Name Controversy
(Washington D.C.) -- The controversy over the Washington Redskins name — whether the team should change its name because it is racist and disparaging towards...
article Native Children: A Childhood Unlike Any Others
(Illinois) -- Yet, here in Washington DC this past weekend our children faced screaming Washington R*dskins fans, fans in full red-face paint and make-up, middle fingers...

12/30/2014

article Redskins: Right or Wrong?
(Maryland) -- Ian Washburn is a white, 37-year-old real estate broker, wears burgundy and gold, and spends his Sundays agonizing over the misfortunes of Washington...
article The Washington Redskins' Nightmare Season Just Ended in the Perfect Way
(Washington D.C.) -- It's been a rocky year for Dan Snyder. As the Washington Redskins put the final touches on a truly embarrassing season on Sunday, the team owner...
article Washington Redskins Name Change: Announcers Avoiding Team Nickname On Air [VIDEO]
(Washington D.C.) -- The Washington Redskins have been involved in a controversy over their team name all season long, and team owner Daniel Snyder insists that he will...
article New California bill aims to rid school 'redskins' mascots
(California) -- A new bill being considered in the California legislature could ban all public schools in the state from using "Redskins" as their mascots,...

12/29/2014

article At Washington's Final Home Game, Activists Rally Against Team's Name
(Washington D.C.) -- Yesterday, the Washington football team ended their disappointing 2014 season with a predictably lousy 44-17 loss against the Dallas Cowboys. It...
article Native American Groups Protest ‘Redskins’ Name Outside Washington’s Final Home Game
(Washington D.C.) -- Sunday brought a merciful end to another miserable season for Washington’s NFL team, and along with it, yet another protest against the team...
article Opponents Of 'Redskins' Team Name Hold Largest Ever Protest At Washington Home Game
(Washington D.C.) -- More than 100 demonstrators gathered Sunday outside FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland, home of Washington's NFL team, to protest its name and...

12/28/2014

article At FedEx Field, Redskins name protesters exchange sharp words with fans
(Washington D.C.) -- In a year marked by significant moments for opponents of the Washington Redskins mascot, they achieved yet another one on Sunday, this time outside...
article Native American group representing Not Your Mascot marches on DC 12/28/14
(Washington D.C.) -- Not Your Mascot is the theme today for a march on DC addressing the Washington professional football team and it's fans with the contested name.
article Protesters show up in Washington over team name
(Washington D.C.) -- It’s been largely dormant for most of the season, but the challenge to the Washington team name has found new life on the last weekend of the...
article Redskins name protesters stage rally near FedEx Field
(Washington D.C.) -- Washington Redskins name opponents are staging a rally Sunday morning near FedEx Field, the first significant protest targeting the team’s...
article ‘No honor in racist names': Redskins stadium flooded with protests
(Washington D.C.) -- In a league rife with domestic violence issues, the Redskins’ team name debate has been pushed to the periphery. Many in Washington are aiming...

12/27/2014

article Clyde Bellecourt Among Speakers Protesting Washington NFL Team’s Name Outside FedEx Field Sunday
(Washington D.C.) -- Clyde Bellecourt, co-founder of the American Indian Movement, will be among the guest speakers outside FedEx Field on Sunday, December 28, 2014 for...
article Name Changed: Washington Team 'Scalp Out Cancer' Event Renamed to 'Shave Out Cancer'
(Washington D.C.) -- The name changed. The title of a charity event, hosted by fans of the Washington football team, was changed in the short time after The Washington...
article Neshaminy nickname pays homage to Native Americans
(Pennsylvania) -- A keen sense of anticipation must have filled the noisy wooden hallways of the old Langhorne High School on Cherry Street. On a winter school day, Jan...

12/26/2014

article Name Changed: Washington Team 'Scalp Out Cancer' Event Renamed to 'Shave Out Cancer'
(Maryland) -- The title of a charity event, hosted by fans of the Washington football team, was changed in the short time after The Washington Post ran a story Friday on...
article Redskins protesters gearing up for FedEx Field rally offended by nearby event’s title
(Maryland) -- Opponents of the Washington Redskins name have staged protests over the past two years from California to Texas, Arizona to Minnesota. They have also taken...

12/25/2014

article David Letterman on Washington NFL Name: “Haven’t They Have Suffered Enough?…Change the Name”
(New York) -- David Letterman, the long-time host of CBS’ “Late Show” has weighed on American Indians’ call to have the name of the Washington...
article Guest Post: What’s in a Name? On Sports Teams and Scalp Bounties
(New York) -- As many in the D.C. area can tell you, the Washington NFL franchise—known to thousands of its fans as the Redskins—lost each of the four games...

12/24/2014

article Challenge to L.A. TV Station’s License Over ‘Redskins’ Is Dropped
(California) -- Larry Smith, a Native American radio host, has withdrawn his petition to deny the license renewal for Fox’s KTTV in Los Angeles, reports B&C....

12/23/2014

article Petitioner Drops KTTV License Challenge Over 'Redskins'
(California) -- Native American radio host Larry Smith has withdrawn his petition to deny the renewal of Fox's KTTV Los Angeles, according to a copy of the document...

12/21/2014

article David Letterman spent five minutes on the world’s worst Redskins joke
(Washington D.C.) -- There’s only one issue connected with the Redskins name debate that people on all sides agree on: that the suggestion the franchise should...
article NERBURN: I Just Fixed The Redskins Problem! You're Welcome
(Minnesota) -- I have watched with interest as the brouhaha over the Washingon Redskins team name as it spilled over from our nation’s capital to the deepest...
article Norman Chad: Name not the only thing Snyder has botched
(West Virginia) -- Daniel Snyder might be the luckiest white man owning a Native American-honored sports franchise in America. Despite occasional outcry over his...
article Neshaminy incurred $26K in attorney fees over mascot name issues
(Pennsylvania) -- The Neshaminy School District has incurred more than $26,000 in legal fees regarding a state complaint and the fight with the high school’s...
article West County Corner: What’s in a name? Choose wisely
(California) -- Jefferson High School in Daly City, where I went to school, was established in 1922 and borrowed from the two biggest universities around: the colors...
article ‘Redskins’ name meant to honor, not debase Native Americans
(Kentucky) -- Although the NFL team the “Washington Redskins” has had much controversy over their “racially slurred” name, I believe the popular...

12/20/2014

article Why The 'Redskins' Name Can't Be Separated From The Bigger Issues Native Americans Face
(USA) -- Earlier this year, the on-field humiliation of the Washington football team was briefly overshadowed by increasingly vocal disapproval of the team name and...

12/19/2014

article #NotYourMascot #ChangeTheName #NoHonorInRacism Rally Against the Washington Football Team at FedEx Field
(Washington D.C.) -- A coalition of Native organizations announce a march and rally to protest against the Washington football team at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland...
article Native American Group Plans Super Bowl Ad Against ‘Redskins’ Name
(Washington D.C.) -- Native Americans opposed to the continued use of “Redskins” as the name of Washington’s NFL team gained widespread attention...
article Parents support decision to end land run, change mascot
(Oregon) -- Eradicating Offensive Native Mascotry, a national group of Native American parents dedicated to ending the use of Native mascots, have shown support for the...

12/18/2014

article FCC Refuses to Strip Redskins Owner's Broadcast License Over Team Nickname
(Washington D.C.) -- The Washington Redskins are having a losing season in National Football League play but on Thursday the team and its owner, Daniel Snyder, won a...
article FCC rules 'Redskins' can stay on the air
(Washington D.C.) -- The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday ruled the name "Redskins" is not profane or obscene. In a formal ruling, the commission...
article FCC To Reject Challenge to Snyder Station Over 'Redskins'
(Washington D.C.) -- The FCC's Media Bureau said Thursday (Dec. 18) that it had rejected a petition to deny the renewal of Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder's...
article FCC: 'Redskins' not profane; radio station keeps license
(Washington D.C.) -- Saying the word "Redskins" on the air isn't obscene or profane — at least not according to the Federal Communications Commission...
article No, the FCC may not ban the use of “Redskins” on radio and TV broadcasting
(Washington D.C.) -- Prof. John Banzhaf has filed a petition asking the FCC to revoke the broadcast license of stations that use the word “Redskins.” Some...
article OP/ED: Kudos to school board for taking action to protect American Indian students
(Oklahoma) -- Regarding “School board votes to remove Capitol Hill’s Redskins nickname” (News, Dec. 9): A poster in my office area features sports...

12/16/2014

article Native American Activists Planning Protest For Washington Football Team's Last Game
(Washington D.C.) -- Native American activists are planning to rally at the last Washington football team game against the Dallas Cowboys, which will take place on...
article Native Americans plan protest of Washington Redskins name at FedEx Field
(Washington D.C.) -- Activists hope to draw at least 500 people to a protest of the Washington Redskins name and logo at FedEx Field on Dec. 28, where the team will play...

12/11/2014

article NCAI Seeks to Fund New Super Bowl Ad; Goal Set at $20,000
(Washington D.C.) -- The National Congress of American Indians plan to release a new video condeming the name of the Washington football team during the Super Bowl next...
article Rooting for Washington’s NFL team has become tiresome; one move could make it easier
(Washington D.C.) -- If you would have asked Dan Snyder in August where he expected his team to be going into Week 14 of the NFL season, his doomsday scenario could not...

12/9/2014

article ‘South Park’s’ Holiday Special Is A Big ‘F*ck You’ To The Washington Redskins And 100 Other Celebs
(USA) -- Earlier this season, South Park took on the Washington Redskins’ name change issue with its usual devastating and incisive sense of humor.

12/8/2014

article Why the word 'redskin' is so important
(North Dakota) -- The Washington Redskins football team has come under increasing pressure to change its name and stop causing offence to Native Americans. A visit to a...

12/6/2014

article Phila. City Council Honors Neshaminy Students For Controversial Stand on Racial Epithet
(Philadelphia) -- Editors and reporters for the Neshaminy High School student newspaper had an unusual field trip today: they were honored by Philadelphia City Council...
article Redskins: what’s in a name?
(Indiana) -- “Ain’t no game, change the name,” chanted protestors outside of Lucas Oil Stadium prior to the Colts-Redskins game on a balmy but breezy...
article A Washington Fan Responds to Fans’ Hate Mail to Navajo Activist
(Oregon) -- This weekend Native American activists and their supporters at Eradicating Offensive Native Mascotry, a social media activist group, will be conducting a #...
press release CALL TO ACTION: “Payday” Halbritter Now Sending His Blackhorse Into Kansas City Chiefs Territory to Expand Name-Change Scam
(Arizona) -- Arthur Raymond “Ray” Halbritter is officially expanding his political shakedown campaign against professional sports teams that pay tribute to...
press release Mascots and Media
(USA) -- A growing number of journalists are denouncing the name of the Washington NFL team and limiting the way it is used in stories. The decisions come with the...
press release Native Americans Challenge the Washington Redskins With #ChangetheName #WinAGame #Karma Twitterstorm
(Oregon) -- Eradicating Offensive Native Mascotry, a group of Native parents and their allies from across the country, are launching a #ChangetheName #WinAGame #Karma...

12/5/2014

article Native American (South Dakota) poll - Should the Redskins name be changed?
(South Dakota) -- Just an FYI, thanks to the overwhelming support here on Panicbutton, I likely will advance to the finals of a 32-team (bracket-like) tournament...

12/3/2014

article Blackhorse: The Hate Mail I Receive is Hostile, Aggressive, Racist and Sexist
(USA) -- Sometimes I wonder if Washington team owner Dan Snyder and the co-owners know what type of hate mail those of us who have been battling the Native American...

12/1/2014

article Cherokee Chief Apologizes For Dan Snyder Alliance
(Oklahoma) -- Dan Snyder had a lousy Native American Heritage Month. His team went 0-for-November, bottoming out in Indianapolis with RGIII on the bench and the owner...
article Snyder and His GM Try to Buy Native American Approval—No Go
(Washington D.C.) -- Sometimes, insights into the nonprofit and philanthropic world come from unlikely places. In this week’s Washington Post coverage of the...

11/30/2014

article Group protests Redskins team name outside Lucas Oil Stadium
(Indiana) -- Football fans were greeted by protesters ahead of the Colts game on Sunday. A group calling on the Washington Redskins organization to change its name...
article Native American group protests during Sunday’s Colts game
(Indiana) -- The American Indian Movement Chapter of Indiana and Kentucky held a protest outside Lucas Oil Stadium on Sunday. The organization asked all native people...
article NFL fans, protesters come face-to-face outside Lucas Oil Stadium
(Indiana) -- Albert Running Wolf is no one's mascot. That's the message he sent to Washington Redskins fans as he stood Sunday with members of the American...
article Native American Indigenous Coalition Filing FCC Complaints Regarding Derogatory “Redskins” Name
(USA) -- Members of Eradicating Offensive Native Mascotry (EONM) began an event today during the Washington “Redskins” and Indianapolis Colts NFL game that...
article Washington Redskins Face Twitter Backlash Over Offensive Thanksgiving Tweet
(USA) -- The NFL's Washington Redskins have been in the spotlight recently concerning a potential change of their team name, which for many has offensive undertones.
article 4 in 5 Americans Would be Uncomfortable Calling an American Indian a “R*dskin”
(Washington D.C.) -- The Change the Mascot campaign released a new study on November 20, 2014 that reveals that four in five Americans would be uncomfortable calling a...
article BLOG: Ferguson, #ChangeTheName, and White Supremacy Entangled
(USA) -- So as you all may have heard (unless you live under a rock), White police officer Darren Wilson was not indicted in the murder of 18-year-old Black teenager...

11/29/2014

article Judge: Snyder Can Sue Over Loss of Trademarks; Rolling Stone Names Snyder Worst Owner in Sports
(New York) -- A federal judge ruled Tuesday that the Washington football team has the right to sue five Native Americans over the cancellation of the team’s...
article Redskins’ Owner Plays a Larger Part Than Karma in Team’s Woes
(USA) -- When the Redskins took Robert Griffin III as the second overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, Washington fans rejoiced. Griffin brought with him a certain...

11/28/2014

article MORON ALERT: Misguided New Yorker trashes the true meaning of Thanksgiving
(Washington D.C.) -- The revision of the meaning of Thanksgiving has devolved into what I consider the most offensive cover in the history of The New Yorker. The...
article MORON ALERT: Redskins' Thanksgiving Tweet Is More Awkward Than Anything At Your Family Gathering
(Washington D.C.) -- In case you missed it: The NFL team whose name is a dictionary-defined racial slur for Native Americans tweeted out a cheery Thanksgiving greeting.
article Washington's NFL Team Posted an Incredibly Tone Deaf Thanksgiving Tweet
(Washington D.C.) -- The only thing worse than the Washington Redskins' bottom-dwelling 3-8 performance on the field this year has been everything the team does off...
article Washington's NFL team tweets tone-deaf Thanksgiving greeting
(Washington D.C.) -- Washington ― whose nickname is an offensive term for Native Americans ― posted a Thanksgiving greeting on Twitter Thursday. Critics quickly slammed...
article Interior Secretary Calls Redskins’ Name a ‘Relic of the Past’ That ‘Should Be Changed’
(Washington D.C.) -- The secretary of the Interior Department says she believes the Washington Redskins’ name must be changed, but stresses it’s still not a...

11/27/2014

article D.C. mayor-elect Muriel Bowser discusses a new Redskins stadium and changing the team name
(Washington D.C.) -- D.C. mayor-elect Muriel E. Bowser said Tuesday that she could be interested in luring the Redskins back to Washington, but that she believes the...
article Doyel: "Redskins" offends me, but I could be a hypocrite
(Indiana) -- When the "change the name" movement was at its apex last summer and Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder was insisting his team would NEVER...

11/26/2014

article Redskins Can Sue American Indians Over Team’s Trademark
(Washington D.C.) -- The National Football League’s Washington Redskins can sue a group of American Indians for seeking to block trademark protection for its name...

11/25/2014

article Judge Rules Redskins Trademark Defense Can Move Forward
(Washington D.C.) -- The Washington Redskins’ legal fight to defend its trademarks can proceed in a federal district court, a judge ruled on Tuesday. The team...
article Redskins have the right to sue Native Americans over trademarks, judge rules
(Virginia) -- The Washington Redskins can continue battling in court to try to hold onto their trademark protections, a federal judge ruled Tuesday. Judge Gerald B. Lee...

11/24/2014

article 83 Percent Of Americans Wouldn’t Say ‘Redskin’ To A Native American’s Face
(USA) -- Leaders of the effort to change the name of Washington’s football team have attempted to highlight the fact that it is a “dictionary-defined slur...
article Change ‘Redskins’ to something not racist with this handy browser extension
(The Internet) -- At this point most reasonable, intelligent people understand that the Washington Redskins have a racist name that should be changed immediately....
article New Yorker Rips 'Redskins' Name With New Thanksgiving Cover
(New York) -- The New Yorker has weighed in on the Washington Redskins controversy with a poignant new cover for its Dec. 1 issue. The magazine hit newsstands Monday as...

11/23/2014

press release 'No Honor In Racism Rally' Hosted By Hundreds Of Native Americans Protesting WashingtonNFL
(California) -- Dozens of grassroots indigenous groups are hosting a “No Honor in Racism Rally” opposing the use of Native identity and culture as a mascot...
article AIM’s Clyde Bellecourt to be Among Expected 1,000 Protesters Outside Levi’s Stadium
(California) -- Organizers of today’s ‘No Honor in Racism Rally’ against the name of the Washington NFL’s racist name expect 1,000 protesters to...
article As protest of Washington team name shifts to Levi’s Stadium, Yolo tribe’s ad provides support
(California) -- National protests over the enduring name of the Washington’s football team have picked up steam thanks to an advertising blitz funded last summer...
article Hundreds of American Indians Rally Against Washington NFL Team
(California) -- After successful demonstrations in O’odham (Glendale, Arizona) and Dakota (Twin Cities, Minnesota), four-hundred Indigenous Peoples and their...
article Native Americans at Levi's Stadium protest against Washington team mascot
(California) -- About 400 Native American activists and their children and allies marched and demonstrated Sunday in a boisterous but peaceful protest against the...
article Protesters urge Washington to 'change the name’ at Levi’s Stadium
(California) -- Outraged protesters carrying signs reading “No honor in racism” and “I’m not your mascot” descended on Levi’s Stadium...
article Daniel Snyder Bellows in Comic Opera of the Redskins
(Washington D.C.) -- Once upon a time, the Redskins were a bedrock franchise of the N.F.L., a perennial playoff team and a winner of three Super Bowls.
article Name game: Washington Redskins could learn from Stanford Indians
(California) -- Jim Plunkett took great pride in playing for the Stanford Indians. He still treasures a pullover shirt featuring the school’s cartoonish old mascot...

11/22/2014

article Satire unites Redskins fans, Native Americans at first Thanksgiving dinner
(USA) -- The Redskins are a mess, but issues surrounding Washington's NFL franchise on and off the football field this season are just the icing on the cake that is...
article A rabid, lifelong Redskins fan takes a stand against his beloved team’s name
(Washington D.C.) -- The fiercely devoted gathered beneath a burgundy-and-gold tent outside FedEx Field, where the Washington Redskins were an hour from kickoff.
article Ojibwa hockey star Henry Boucha shares thoughts 'Redskins' name
(Minnesota) -- Hockey fans young and old made sure to make it to the Greenway Auditorium on Wednesday, Nov. 19, to hear Henry Boucha speak about his storied career as a...
article OP/ED: Fight to change NFL mascot is about respect
(California) -- There’s an R-word that Native Americans are talking about, and it’s not reparations. In fact, hundreds of Native Americans plan to gather...
article Redskins name: “A PR dumpster fire”
(Washington D.C.) -- How many Washington Redskins fans want the name to change? A Washington Post poll conducted in June of 2013 found that the overwhelming majority of...

11/21/2014

article American Indians to Protest Washington NFL Team Name Outside Levi’s Stadium on Sunday in Santa Clara
(California) -- Pressure to have the name of the Washington NFL team changed moves to the West Coast on Sunday, as the Bay Area Coalition Against Racism in Sports launch...
press release Native Americans Support Redskins Protests on Social Media
(California) -- Eradicating Offensive Native Mascotry, a group of Native parents and their allies from across the country are launching a social media Twitterstorm to...
article New Internet extension replaces ‘Redskins’ with alternate names for the team
(Washington D.C.) -- The Washington football team’s name has been removed from the vocabularies of numerous newspapers, broadcasters and fans.
article New Yorker cover takes a shot at Washington Redskins
(Washington D.C.) -- First, “South Park” devoted an entire episode to slamming the Washington Redskins. Then, “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart”...

11/20/2014

article Poll: 83% would not call Native American a 'redskin'
(USA) -- Would you call a Native American a "redskin" to his or her face? According to a survey that asked this question, 83% of Americans said no, they would...

11/19/2014

article Hundreds Expected To Protest ‘Redskins’ Name Before 49er Game At Levi’s Stadium
(California) -- Demands for a new franchise name will follow the Washington Redskins across the country as they prepare to play at Levi’s Stadium for the first...

11/18/2014

article Bay Area group to protest Washington NFL mascot
(California) -- A Bay Area grassroots organization is planning a protest at Levi’s Stadium Sunday, pegged to a visit from Washington’s NFL franchise.
article OP/ED: ‘Redskins’ — for want of a politically correct name
(Washington D.C.) -- Congressional Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, who represents the District of Columbia, has introduced a bill (H.R. 5690) that would deny federal tax...
press release Report Bolsters Attack on FCC Licenses Over "Redskins" Indian Children Suffer Extreme Violence From Non-Indians
(Washington D.C.) -- The already-filed legal petitions opposing the license renewals of two TV stations and one  radio station for repeatedly and unnecessarily...

11/17/2014

article Anti-Redskins protest planned before 49ers game
(California) -- Hundreds of Native Americans will gather outside Levi’s Stadium on Sunday to protest the nickname of the 49ers’ opponent. The “Change...
article Is ‘Redskins’ a racial slur? Blackfeet weigh in
(Montana) -- Is the professional football team name, Washington Redskins, a racial slur? Is it, as team owner Dan Snyder argues, an 82-year symbol of “strength,...
article Why Va. tribes have stayed out of Redskins name controversy
(Virginia) -- Native Americans who took part in the 24th annual Great American Indian Exposition and Pow-Wow on Sunday are weighing in on the Washington Redskins name...

11/16/2014

article Use of ‘Redskins’ on the Airwaves Is Down 42 Percent
(Washington) -- According to data from CBS, Fox, NBC and ESPN, the R-word has been spoken by broadcasters during NFL games at least 605 times in the last ten weeks.

11/15/2014

article Washington Redskins Name Challenge
(Nevada) -- Another broadcaster is facing a challenge by Native American activists over the use of a name they feel is derogatory, the name used by the NFL’s...

11/14/2014

article Obama uses Medal of Freedom to support anti-Redskins movement
(Arizona) -- When President Barack Obama announced this year's Presidential Medal of Freedom recipients, he sent a subtle signal to the NFL and the Washington...
article Political Diversity Pioneers Win Medal Of Freedom
(USA) -- Several of this year's recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest honor the national government gives to civilians, are people of color.
article D.C. Congressional Delegate introduces bill to strip NFL of tax-exempt status over Redskins’ name
(Washington D.C.) -- Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder isn’t convinced by the public outcry over his team’s racist name and he’s noted repeatedly...
article Norton Introduces Bill to Strip NFL of Its Tax-Exempt Status for Use of Washington Football Team Name
(Washington D.C.) -- Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today introduced a bill that would amend section 501 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to prohibit tax...
article 3 Objections to Dan Snyder’s Washington Redskins Original Americans Foundation
(USA) -- Daniel Snyder, the majority owner of the Washington, D.C. National Football League franchise, announced that he is creating the “Washington Redskins...
article BLOG: Washington Redskins Racism Cuts Far Deeper than Wanted For the Team Fans
(Canada) -- It’s all so simple really, what’s at the bottom of the fight over changing the name of the Washington Redskin’s football team. The real...
article Kansas City Chiefs Partner With Local Tribes; Redskins Still Defiant
(Kansas) -- The Kansas City Chiefs have done something no other franchise in the National Football League has done: Give local tribes a level playing field.

11/13/2014

article Amid Little Earth’s poverty and pain, a protest culture aimed at Redskins’ name
(Minnesota) -- The air hovered just above freezing when the first residents left their beleaguered housing project and walked a half mile north, where hundreds of...
press release Racist NFL Team Name & Logo to be Met with Protest by Indigenous Peoples
(California) -- Racist NFL Team Name & Logo Met with Protest by Indigenous Peoples in Santa Clara Sunday, November 23, 2014. What: Grassroots Indigenous...
article BLOG: Nike, N7, Kevin Durant & R*dskins? WTF.
(USA) -- Nike, N7, Kevin Durant, and R*dskins expect Natives to be silent, obedient and generally happy with just being included in the mainstream athletic-pop-culture-...

11/12/2014

article Redskins owner sues Native Americans who testified on racism to Trademark Office
(Washington D.C.) -- Having lost his trademark over its overt racism, Daniel Snyder has taken the unusual step of suing the five Native American people who testified...

11/11/2014

article Anti-Football Team Name Activist Will Get Presidential Medal of Freedom
(Washington D.C.) -- A Native American activist instrumental in the petition that led the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to strip the Washington football team of its...
article Native Oklahoman Suzan Harjo to receive Presidential Medal of Freedom
(Washington D.C.) -- Suzan Harjo, an Oklahoma native who has spent decades advocating for Indian rights and dignity, is among those who will receive the Presidential...
article Oklahoman among Presidential Medal of Freedom recipients
(Washington D.C.) -- The longest-serving lawmaker in U.S. congressional history, a legendary Motown artist, the matriarch of a renowned political family, and a Native...
article Statement from Director Kevin Gover on Suzan Harjo and Receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom
(Washington D.C.) -- I wish to congratulate my colleague and friend, Suzan Shown Harjo (Cheyenne & Hodulgee Muscogee), on being named one of 19 recipients of the...
article Washington Redskins cause uproar for Native American activists
(Minnesota) -- While millions of Americans get pumped up about football on an average Sunday afternoon, some people are using this weekend event to protest issues. On...

11/10/2014

article Experts Say Redskins Name No Longer a 'Small Matter' for Fans
(Washington D.C.) -- Intellectual property experts say that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's recent decision to cancel the Washington Redskin's registered...

11/9/2014

article Staffers' Corner: My take on a couple of Native American issues
(Utah) -- In a previous column in this spot, I wrote about how I’ve tried to embrace my American Indian heritage and the challenges that I faced in doing that....
article Suzan Shown Harjo to Discuss Redskins at Drexel Conference
(Pennsylvania) -- The Drexel Sport Management Student Union and the Department of Sport Management will host the annual Sport for Social Change Conference on Thursday...
article What the Redskins and fashion world share: Borrowing, sometimes badly, from cultures
(Washington D.C.) -- The Washington Redskins’ paraphernalia, in its traditional burgundy, gold and white, bears the profile of what is intended to be a American...

11/8/2014

article Washington Redskins’ racist mascot must be changed
(North Carolina) -- A mascot is a brand, a symbol, an icon, a rallying point and a banner of an organization. “When someone asks your favorite team, you don’...
article What's in the Washington Redskins Name? Plenty for Local Politicians
(Washington D.C.) -- Most of those who followed the election campaign carefully are aware that Ed Gillespie ran an ad about the Washington Redskins name-change issue...

11/7/2014

article The Washingtons are just one big, racist clown show: Arthur
(Canada) -- It’s always easy to make fun of the Washington R------s, so let’s not waste any more time, and dive right in. God, these guys. What a clown show...
article When will NFL take a stand on Redskins nickname?
(Philadelphia) -- NFL commissioner Roger Goodell was a little busy last week as he prepared to explain to an appeals judge his finger-in-the-wind decision process...

11/6/2014

article MORON ALERT: Fox News analysts suggest Redskins ad helped Ed Gillespie’s surge in Virginia
(Virginia) -- About a week before election day, Ed Gillespie (R) got his campaign to unseat Virginia Sen. Mark Warner (D) into the sports pages by running an ad during...

11/5/2014

article Sports team logos contested during Native American Heritage Month
(Indiana) -- The Washington Redskins' Native American logo has been hotly contested in the news as of late for its degrading attitude toward American Indian heritage.
article The Spirit of Suzan Shown Harjo
(Washington D.C.) -- November is Native American Heritage month, an opportunity to recognize the significant contributions made to this country by Native American people...

11/4/2014

article Dawn Bjoraker Knows Why Native Americans Hate "Redskins" So Much
(Minnesota) -- Outside the American Indian OIC along East Franklin Avenue, Dawn Bjoraker's teeth chatter in the harsh cold. It's early, the sun barely making its...
article GOVER: Lack of outrage over 'Redskins' points toward ignorance of history
(Washington D.C.) -- Beneath the debate over the name of the Washington NFL football team is an underlying truth: the vast majority of Americans have a limited —...
article Knicks' Phil Jackson rips Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder in tweet
(New York) -- We now know where Knicks president Phil Jackson stands on the ongoing debate about the Washington Redskins changing their name.
article L.A. TV Station Faces FCC Complaint From Anti-Redskins Activist
(California) -- In the latest step in his battle to force the NFL's Washington Redskins to change its team name, a legal activist has helped three American Indians...

11/3/2014

article Judge hints Washington NFL lawsuit against Native American activists to go ahead
(Virginia) -- A judge has suggested that he will allow the Washington NFL franchise to go ahead with a lawsuit against five Native American activists who petitioned...
article Redskins suing 5 Native Americans offended by team name
(Virginia) -- A federal judge seems to think Native Americans offended by the Washington Redskins team name are properly being sued by the NFL franchise.
article Washington Redskins sue Native Americans for calling their name racist
(Virginia) -- The Washington Redskins can sue the Native Americans responsible for the team losing its trademark, a federal judge said on Friday. The group had asked for...
article Column: Let American Indians decide future of 'Redskins'
(Minnesota) -- Racism, prejudices and hatred have littered the streets of the United States for centuries. People of this nation have perpetually fought to tear down...
article March Against Dan Snyder's Racist NFL Team Name
(Minnesota) -- Three hours before the Minnesota Vikings and the Washington NFL team were set to kick off Sunday at the University of Minnesota's TCF Bank Stadium,...
article Nickname protesters tell NFL: 'We are not mascots'
(Minnesota) -- Buoyed by thousands of protesters from Minnesota and at least 10 other states who converged on TCF Stadium on Sunday, activists determined to retire the...
article Phil Jackson Tweets Support For Anti-Redskins Protesters
(New York) -- New York Knicks executive Phil Jackson has spoken out about the Washington Redskins’ name and he supported protesters at the team’s game in...
article PHOTOS: ‘Redskins’ protested before Vikings-Washington game
(Minnesota) -- Protesters organized by the National Coalition Against Racism marched to TCF Bank Stadium before Sunday’s Vikings game, calling for Washington, D.C...
article Redskins face anti-nickname protest as team sues Native Americans
(Minnesota) -- The action at the Redskins-Vikings game started Sunday morning outside the stadium in Minnesota, as a crowd estimated by organizers around 5,000 rallied...
article ‘We are not a mascot’
(Minnesota) -- Chants and drum beats rang out Sunday morning as hundreds of people marched down University Avenue Southeast in what some called the largest protest of...
article Jon Stewart: Redskins Fans Said Some 'Vile Sh*t' During Infamous Segment
(Washington D.C.) -- The Washington Redskins fans who felt mistreated by "The Daily Show" have nothing on the actual Native Americans who also appeared on the...

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