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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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12/21/2014

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...
article DC delegate pushes FCC to ban 'Redskins' on air
(Washington D.C.) -- Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) is pressuring the Federal Communications Commission to ban broadcasters from using the name “Redskins...
article Group Fights KTTV License Renewal Over Use of Word ‘Redskins’
(Washington D.C.) -- Three Native Americans have filed a petition with the FCC to protest the license renewal of Los Angeles FOX owned station KTTV over the use of the...

11/2/2014

article In Minnesota, Native Americans march, rally to protest Redskins name
(Minnesota) -- At least 2,000 Native Americans carrying signs, playing drums and chanting “Who are we? Not your mascot!” began converging on the University...
article In Minnesota, thousands of Native Americans protest Redskins name
(Minnesota) -- At what was hailed by organizers as the largest-ever protest of the Washington Redskins’ name, a group of Native Americans stood outside the...
article Political leaders protest Redskins name at #NotYourMascot rally
(Washington) -- Thousands of protesters – including political leaders – gathered Sunday morning at the Minneapolis football stadium where the Minnesota...
article Redskins owner shamed during protest of name ahead of Vikings game
(Minnesota) -- Thousands of protesters from several states turned out Sunday morning near where the Minnesota Vikings host the Washington Redskins in what they hope is...
article Thousands of Native Americans protest Washington football team’s name outside stadium
(Minnesota) -- Thousands of protesters turned out near TCF Bank Stadium to protest the visiting Washington football’s name before their game with the Minnesota...
article Thousands protest Redskins name in Minnesota before game Sunday
(Minnesota) -- Thousands of people protested the Washington Redskins name and mascot before Sunday's game against the Vikings at TCF Bank Stadium in Minnesota,...
article Thousands stage Redskins protest
(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 ‘Redskins’ protest continues after kickoff
(Minnesota) -- Hundreds of protesters remained outside the University of Minnesota’s TCF Bank Stadium on Sunday afternoon as the Minnesota Vikings and Washington...
article Ahead of protest, Washington Redskins' team bus crashes
(Minnesota) -- On its way to deliver players to their matchup against the Minnesota Vikings, the team bus carrying the Washington Redskins was involved in an accident.
article Armour: Let Native Americans decide what's offensive to them
(Minnesota) -- Imagine if Washington's nickname was the Honkies. Or the Crackers. Or the N-words or the S-words. Or any other racial slur that's no longer...
article Bad day for the Washington Redskins: Bus crashes on the way to Minnesota Vikings game before 5,000 demonstrators descend on stadium
(Minnesota) -- It was a bad day for the Washington Redskins as the football team was involved in a bus crash before a crowd of 5,000 protesters descended on the stadium...
article Commentary: Minnesota's tribes are united: Change that offensive NFL team's name
(Minnesota) -- We are asked if the issue about the use of offensive Native-themed images and names for sports teams is really that important.
article DeLand column: Change isn't easy, but offensive nickname needs to go
(Minnesota) -- Thousands of protesters will converge at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis this morning. Thousands of Washington Redskins fans aren't very happy about...
article KEELER: An Anti-Redskins Protest Even Dan Snyder Can't Ignore
(Oregon) -- “I can’t believe it, it’s like a dream or something, I have to pinch myself,” says Clyde Bellecourt, long-time Anishinabe activist...
article Minnesota Tribes Sponsor 'Proud to Be' Ad During Redskins Vikings Game
(Minnesota) -- The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community and the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe are sponsoring a TV ad during Sunday’s Minnesota-Washington NFL football...
article Judge Suggests It's OK for Redskins to Sue Indians
(Washington D.C.) -- A federal judge seems to think Native Americans offended by the Washington Redskins team name are properly being sued by the NFL franchise.
article Opinion: Sports mascots spur insensitivity
(Mississippi) -- Sports have been in the news quite a bit lately, and for many issues bigger than sports themselves. Issues of domestic violence child abuse have brought...
article Redskins are less like a sport, more like a circus
(Virginia) -- It's not easy being this reviled, having basically an entire state and a significant portion of an ethnicity rooting for you to be violently slammed to...
article Redskins name change 'festered by liberals,' former QB Billy Kilmer says
(Minnesota) -- Billy Kilmer has been attending Washington Redskins alumni events for years. He was at one two weeks ago, catching up with former teammates.
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 Native...
article Lawmaker's effort goes too far on Indian names, mascots
(Colorado) -- It is appalling that a few Colorado schools continue to cling to offensive American Indian mascot names, but a solution being proposed by state Sen. Joe...

11/1/2014

article Hundreds of Native Americans expected to protest Redskins name at Vikings game
(Minnesota) -- Hundreds of Native Americans are expected to gather here Sunday morning to stage what could be the largest-ever protest against the name of the Washington...
article Record turnout expected for Indian nickname protest
(Minnesota) -- Subtlety has never gotten Clyde Bellecourt much of anywhere. Not where this issue is concerned. Not when the subject is the use of American Indian...
article 8 Photos of Americans Celebrating the 'Proud Legacy and Traditions' of Native Americans
(USA) -- Saturday marks the beginning of Native American Heritage Month, the month originally declared in 1990 by then-president George H. W. Bush to give Native...
article Redskins clear to sue Native Americans – for now
(Washington D.C.) -- The long-simmering controversy over the Washington Redskins team name continued on Friday when a federal judge decided the NFL franchise could...

10/31/2014

article Impressive Speakers Planned for Sunday’s Redskins Protest
(Minnesota) -- When the Washington Redskins arrive in Minneapolis this weekend, the team and its owner, Dan Snyder, will have to wade through a tide of protesters to get...
article In YouTube ad, Native American targets DC football team's name
(Minnesota) -- A provocative new ad doesn't pull any punches in decrying a slur used to describe Native Americans — the same name used by the name of the NFL...
article Local ads target Redskins name ahead of Vikings game on campus (Video)
(Minnesota) -- Local backers are financing at least two advertisements criticizing the Washington Redskins name as a slur ahead of the football team's game against...
article Protest planned before Minnesota Vikings game
(Minnesota) -- Opponents of the Washington Redskins' team name hope for a large turnout for a protest at an upcoming game against the Minnesota Vikings.
article Thousands Expected to Rally Against R-Word NFL Team in Minneapolis Sunday
(Minnesota) -- Thousands of American Indians are expected to attend the “Change the Mascot” rally, one of the largest sports rallies this season, on Sunday,...
article Tribes, ad agency hope to make point about Redskins name
(Minnesota) -- Two Minnesota tribes have bought nearby airtime Sunday before the Minnesota-Washington NFL football game, planning to air an ad featuring native pride...
article TV ad criticizing Redskins team name will air during Vikings game
(Minnesota) -- During the Minnesota Vikings vs. Washington Redskins game on Sunday, Nov. 2, Minnesota tribes are sponsoring a TV ad that will criticize the use of the...
article U Of Minnesota Rally Asks For Redskins Name Change
(Minnesota) -- A group protesting the Washington Redskins team name says 5,000 people will rally outside TCF Bank Stadium this Sunday for the Vikings game.
article Judge rules Redskins can sue group that objected to team trademarks
(Washington D.C.) -- A federal judge has decided that the Washington Redskins organization is permitted to sue the Native Americans who complained to the U.S. Patent and...
article Judge suggests it’s OK for Redskins to sue Indians
(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 Native Americans fight lawsuit amid 'Redskins' name dispute
(Washington D.C.) -- Five Native Americans who successfully challenged the name of the Washington Redskins as offensive are asking a Virginia judge to dismiss a lawsuit...
article Native Americans’ attorneys seek dismissal of Redskins’ lawsuit
(Washington D.C.) -- An attorney for the five Native Americans battling the Washington Redskins over the football team’s name and trademark protections asked a...
article No Joke: The Redskins Are Suing Five Native Americans
(Washington D.C.) -- Five Native Americans are asking a Virginia judge to dismiss a lawsuit the Washington Redskins filed after the group successfully challenged the...
article BLOG: Missing the point on the Red Mesa Redsk*ns
(Rhode Island) -- A few weeks ago, Washington Post reporter Ian Shapira covered the “controversy” around the Daily Show’s segment on the Washington...
article Former Redskins QB Has Baffling Take On Team Name
(Washington D.C.) -- Former Washington Redskins quarterback Jay Schroeder has an opinion on the team’s name controversy. Do any of our readers remember Jay...
article LETTER: Know Native American history
(Texas) -- Re: “Opponents of Washington nickname turn out — Small group passes out fliers ripping Redskins moniker,” Tuesday Metro story. To many, it...
article Tim Kaine wants government to stay out of Redskins’ name controversy
(Virginia) -- Sen. Tim Kaine (D – Virginia) said that both he and Sen. Mark Warner (D – Virginia) do not want the U.S. Senate to get involved in the...
article WISE: Native American protest should force a re-think of Washington team name
(Minnesota) -- Confession: When a certain “Joe Horse Capture” first started showing up in my social media timelines, the ethnocentric cynic in me half-...
article What Hazmat Suits, Ray Rice, and the Washington Redskins Have in Common With Human Trafficking
(Illinois) -- Leading up to Halloween, there has been a surplus of offensive costumes floating around on the internet -- hazmats suits for Ebola, dressing up like...

10/30/2014

article DOLTS WITH COLTS: Indian rodeo in Las Vegas embraces the ‘Redskins’ name
(Las Vegas) -- The controversy over the name of the Washington Redskins football team will land in Las Vegas next week when the Indian National Finals Rodeo starts at...
article Washington Redskins are contacting South Dakota tribes
(South Dakota) -- Since 1937, the Washington Redskins have been playing games in the National Football League and for decades, no one really thought twice about their...
article At Vikings game, D.C. football team's name to spark protest
(Minnesota) -- When football fans arrive Sunday at University of Minnesota's TCF Bank Stadium for the Minnesota Vikings game against the franchise from Washington, D...
article Minneapolis ad firm rolls out anti-‘Redskin’ ad
(Minnesota) -- A Minneapolis ad agency has rolled out a commercial to build support for banning use of the word “Redskins” from the regulated over-the-air...
article Ariz. Navajo advocate sees NFL protest as turning point
(Arizona) -- On Sunday morning, three marches from different locations in Minneapolis will bring hundreds, possibly thousands, of protesters, including Arizona's...

10/29/2014

article Anti-Redskins Ad Explains Exactly What Defenders Of NFL Team's Nickname Refuse To Accept
(Minnesota) -- In just 30 seconds, a new video powerfully states its case for changing the controversial nickname of the NFL's Washington Redskins -- and banning it...
article New video compares 'Redskins' to racial slurs
(Minnesota) -- The Red Circle Agency and the National Coalition Against Racism in Sports and Media are speaking out about the Washington Redskins name controversy with a...
article Powerful 'I am a Redskin' ad from Minneapolis agency
(Minnesota) -- Redskin is a racial slur that belongs in the same group as other racial slurs, like the N-word. That's the message of a powerful new, anti-Washington...
article Powerful new anti-Redskins ad compares name to racial slurs
(Minnesota) -- A new YouTube video released by the Red Circle Agency and the National Coalition Against Racism in Sports and Media compares the controversial Redskins...
article GOVER: Unraveling the 'Redskins' Lie: Americans Don't Know Native 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—and...
article VIZENOR: Nickname is deeply offensive in any context
(Minnesota) -- Boozhoo. I want to begin by noting that I like football, but what I have to say regarding the use of the name “Redskins” in professional...
article 'Redskins': Soon gone the way of 'Injun Orange'?
(Minnesota) -- Sometimes it seems the long struggle to force the NFL’s Washington Redskins franchise to change its name is destined to fail. Many Minnesotans...
article Native Americans, Politicians, Activists Plan To Rally At Washington-Minnesota Football Game
(Minnesota) -- The Washington football team is set to take on the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday at University of Minnesota's TCF Bank Stadium and, as expected, there...
article OP/ED: U students should build on legacy of our anti-racist past by protesting
(Minnesota) -- On Sunday, the University of Minnesota will become host to the largest protest on campus in several decades. A coalition of national groups, anchored by...
article Protesters gear up to rally against Redskins name before Vikings game at TCF Bank Stadium
(Minnesota) -- Organizers are firming up their plans to protest outside the University of Minnesota’s TCF Bank Stadium, where the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday host...
article Washington NFL team name one of many issues facing American Indians
(Minnesota) -- The controversy surrounding the name of the Washington football team, "Redskins," will come to Minnesota this weekend when the Vikings play...
article Pro-"Redskins" Group Advertising in Twin Cities
(Minnesota) -- You can be sure there will be lots of talk about and condemnation of the Washington Redskins' nickname in the Twin Cities this week, as the team...

10/28/2014

article Hispanic civil rights group calls on Dan Snyder to change Redskins name
(Washington D.C.) -- The National Council of La Raza — the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States — has called...
article Navajo State Representative Wants Washington Redskins' Name Changed
(Arizona) -- An Arizona state Representative who is a member of the Navajo Nation says the Washington Redskins' name is offensive and should be changed. Just weeks...
article NCLR Votes To Urge 'Redskins' Name Change
(Washington D.C.) -- The board of directors of the National Council of La Raza (NCLR), the Hispanic civil rights advocacy group, has voted unanimously to urge Washington...
article Native American groups are right to want Washington team to change its nickname
(Texas) -- Over the years, many words have fallen out of favor, especially those that stigmatize ethnic or racial groups. That’s appropriate. It is a sign of...
article Gillespie knocks ‘anti-Redskins bill’ during Monday Night Football
(Virginia) -- Virginia Republican Senate candidate Ed Gillespie waded into the thorny battle over the Washington Redskins, airing a television ad declaring his...
article Virginia GOP candidate vows to oppose anti-Redskins bill
(Virginia) -- Ed Gillespie’s trying to get some of that good feeling from Monday night’s Washington Redskins victory over the Dallas Cowboys. Gillespie, the...
article Hennepin County Board calls for Washington Redskins to change name
(Minnesota) -- The Hennepin County Board of Commissioners approved a resolution Tuesday calling for the Washington Redskins to change their name to one that's not...
article Minnesota campus gears up to protest NFL's Redskins
(Minnesota) -- Protestors will hold a "No Honor in Racism" rally on Sunday when the Washington Redskins play at the Minnesota Vikings. Nothing new there:...

10/27/2014

article DAILY CALLER: Dear Deeply Offended Redskins Haters: Actual Navajo Nation High School Mascot IS REDSKINS
(Arizona) -- A comprehensive review from 2013 shows that the United States is home to 62 high schools that have the Redskins as their athletic mascot. The majority of...
article Dan Snyder and the Navajo Nation: It’s complicated
(Arizona) -- When the Washington Redskins played the Arizona Cardinals near Phoenix on Oct. 12, one group of fans rolled in with free bus rides and tickets thanks to...
article MEET THE MORON: Virginia Senate Candidate Runs Pro-’Redskins’ Ad During Monday Night Football
(Virginia) -- Ed Gillespie, the former chairman of the Republican National Committee and the current GOP nominee for the U.S. Senate in Virginia, ran a campaign...
article American Indian protesters rally in Arlington against Redskins name
(Texas) -- The two dozen people marching, chanting and holding provocative signs made only a small ripple in the chaotic pregame celebration before Monday night’s...
article Demonstrators protest Redskins' name at AT&T Stadium
(Texas) -- It's a question often asked: What's in a name? For a growing number of Native Americans, the Washington Redskins' name is increasingly offensive...
article Group of Oklahomans protest outside of Cowboys vs. Redskins football game
(Texas) -- A group of Oklahomans gathered to protest outside of the Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins football game Monday evening. The group gathered to voice...

10/26/2014

article Native American Community set to protest Redskins team name Monday
(Texas) -- The Texas Native American Community is planning to protest and rally outside of Cowboys Stadium during and before Monday night's game against the...
article Is Dan Snyder Winning Redskins Fight?
(USA) -- Dan Snyder is an infamous NFL team owner for plenty of reasons. There's the poor decision-making that's led to a losing record over his tenure as...
article In Arizona, a Navajo high school emerges as a defender of the Washington Redskins
(Arizona) -- The fans poured into the bleachers on a Friday night, erupting in “Let’s go, Redskins!” chants that echoed across a new field of...

10/25/2014

article Roger Staubach on Redskins: ‘If that name is derogatory to the Indian nation, I say get rid of it’
(Washington D.C.) -- Dallas owner Jerry Jones said this week that the Redskins team name “is one of pride” and is “a great part of the tradition of the...

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