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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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9/16/2014

article Lawmaker to introduce bill to end NFL’s tax-exempt status because of Redskins name
(Washington D.C.) -- Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) announced Tuesday that she will introduce legislation to eliminate the NFL’s tax-exempt status because of its...
article Native Americans ramp up pressure on NFL over Redskins name
(Washington D.C.) -- The beleaguered National Football League (NFL) came under renewed pressure Tuesday from Native Americans to force the Washington Redskins to change...
article Oneida Indian Nation takes battle over Washington Redskins to Congress, NFL owners
(Washington D.C.) -- Oneida Indian Nation Representative Ray Halbritter joined a broad coalition of civil rights leaders and members of Congress on Tuesday who said they...

9/15/2014

article Roger Goodell Controversy: Washington Redskins Name in Jeopardy if Goodell Resigns? [VIDEO]
(Washington D.C.) -- Embattled NFL commissioner Roger Goodell's cloudy future has sparked a sentiment that the Washington Redskins' controversial name might also...
article Lancaster opens debate on Redskins issue; mixed comments from both sides
(New York) -- A public debate Monday about the Lancaster School District’s 70-year-old tradition as the “Redskins” was lively. From a developer, to a...

9/14/2014

article If Dan Snyder is so sure Indians support team name, then he should visit local ones
(Virginia) -- If Dan Snyder is so sure that the vast majority of Native Americans supports his use of a racial slur to name his football team, then I challenge him to...
article Law Professor Files FCC Petition Calling Redskins ‘HATE SPEECH’
(Washington D.C.) -- A notoriously sue-happy law professor has formally petitioned the Federal Communications Commission to refuse to renew a radio station license owned...
article Native American Group to Contact Every NFL Owner, Seeking End to 'Redskins'
(New York) -- In an unprecedented move in the fight to end the use of the Washington Redskins nickname, several Native American groups on Tuesday will send a letter to...

9/13/2014

article BLOG: Racism Hurts Native Americans Too
(Washington D.C.) -- "Monday Night Football" is the one place racially divided America comes together, if TV ratings are any indication. As long as we're...
article OP/ED: Looking deeper at the ban of 'Redskins'
(North Carolina) -- This weekend when Washington plays Jacksonville, several newspapers across the country have vowed to report on the game without any mention of the...
article Redskins owner voices support for Goodell
(Washington D.C.) -- Redskins owner Dan Snyder on Saturday expressed support for NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell as he faces backlash over how he handled the Ray Rice...
article The Ed Show: What’s in a name? [Video]
(USA) -- In Trenders, College Game Day returns to the North Country, while a bear cub busts a move on the golf course. Ed Schultz, John Fugelsang and Gyasi Ross discuss...
article Troubling to see government going after 'Redskins' name
(USA) -- An advocate for limited government finds it "incredible" that anyone would punish the radio operations of the Washington Redskins owner based on the...
article ‘HTTR’ wristbands get caught up in Etsy’s Redskins ban
(Washington D.C.) -- Denise Whitney, a Redskins fan who lives in the District, launched her Etsy account in June as another way to sell jewelry, beaded bracelets and...

9/12/2014

article Denzel Washington Says 'Washington' not 'Redskins' During Interview
(Washington D.C.) -- Denzel Washington does not appear to be a fan of the Washington football team’s name. While promoting his new movie The Equalizer, Washington...
article FCC Chairman Rips Redskins’ Name; Broadcasters Discuss Banning It
(Washington D.C.) -- Tom Wheeler, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, told Broadcasting & Cable magazine that the Washington Redskins name is “...
article Former Redskin Terry Crews thinks team should change its name
(Washington D.C.) -- Terry Crews is not particularly well known for his single season spent with the Redskins. But the former linebacker and defensive end — who...
article OP/ED: Washington NFL team’s name only preserves Native American stereotypes
(Washington D.C.) -- Through my mother, I am a member of the Coquille Tribe, which is indigenous to southwestern Oregon. Through the sport of football, I am a former...
article Strouse talks national security, Neshaminy 'Redskins'
(Pennsylvania) -- Edward Snowden is a traitor. The Neshaminy Redskins name is offensive. And America should provide a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants who have...

9/11/2014

article Etsy Bans Washington Redskins Logo, Allows Nazi Symbols And Blackface
(USA) -- Etsy, the popular online store for handmade and classic products, announced Tuesday that it was banning the sale of all products bearing the logo of the...
article FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler: Team Name is Offensive & Derogatory
(Washington D.C.) -- In interview with Broadcasting & Cable/Multichannel News, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler said he thinks the...
article How ESPN Talent Will Treat ‘Redskins’ Name on Monday Night Football This Fall
(Washington D.C.) -- When the Washington Redskins take to ESPN airwaves twice this fall for Monday Night Football, the team will face varying degrees in how ESPN talent...
article BLOG: From the Washington Redskins to the Jefferson Davis Highway
(Washington D.C.) -- When the NFL team in Washington DC takes to the field this Sunday, they will still be called the Redskins. It seems that the team's owner just...
article Denzel Washington Calls Redskins ‘Washington,’ Terry Crews Says Change the Name (Video)
(Washington D.C.) -- Hollywood actors Denzel Washington and Terry Crews don’t appear to be big fans of the Washington ‘Redskins’ team name.
article MORON ALERT: Washington Redskins should get to keep their name
(Washington D.C.) -- Should Daniel Snyder be forced to change the mascot of his NFL franchise Washington Redskins? While the wave of political correctness that promised...
article OP/ED: Redskins Team Name IS Offensive
(Nebraska) -- It is time for Snyder to change the Redskins’ team name. The Washington Redskins football team is famous for many things. They have star players such...
article Photos: Monument Valley Organizes Silent Protest Against Redskins
(Utah) -- In Monument Valley, Utah, the Internet is not a ubiquitous tool for most members of the Navajo Nation. So, many stories on the Web or comments on social media...
article TOWNHALL: Redskins Name Will Stay Until it Impacts League and TV Money [video]
(Washington D.C.) -- On Pro Football Now, The Dan Patrick Show executive producer Paul Pabst, two-time All-Pro fullback Tony Richardson, and SI NFL analyst Aaron Nagler...
article We Are Not Victims: Quechan People, Suicide, and the Redskins
(Washington) -- This is a short story about a group of Native people who refused to be victims. I wrote a story some time ago about “Poverty Porn”—...

9/10/2014

article Eleven non-Redskins items that Etsy will apparently allow you to sell
(Washington D.C.) -- Etsy announced this week that it was stopping sales of items bearing the Redskins logo and name. The popular online marketplace for homemade and...
article FCC head: Redskins name ‘derogatory’
(Washington D.C.) -- The head of the Federal Communications Commission wants the Washington Redskins to change the NFL team's name. "I don't use the term...
article BLOG: The New York Daily News bans Chief Wahoo logo and 'Redskins' name
(New York) -- It's football season, and that means that we have resumed the annual ritual that is debating whether the Washington Redskins name is derogatory to...
article LETTER: Washington's football mascot skews reality about the first people
(California) -- To the Editor: Until recently, I never really paid much attention to the Native American mascot issue. "It's not my fight," I thought.

9/9/2014

article 'FedEx Fail' Skit Bashes Company's Corporate Sponsorship Of Washington Redskins (VIDEO)
(Washington D.C.) -- There's nothing funny about racism, but the ridiculousness of it is an easy thing to make fun of. The Washington's Redskins controversy has...
article Etsy Bans Redskins Products From Its Website Over Offensive Name
(The Internet) -- Sellers on the e-commerce site Etsy will no longer be allowed to sell products that contain the Washington Redskins' name or logo, the company...
article Observer to avoid use of Washington NFL team’s nickname
(North Carolina) -- Starting with Sunday’s newspaper, The Observer will generally avoid references to the Redskins nickname for Washington’s NFL team....
article Osage Nation's Ryan Red Corn: Redskins Owner Snyder an 'Idiot'
(Oklahoma) -- With a new NFL season underway, an Oklahoma businessman from the Osage Nation labeled Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder an "idiot" on...

9/8/2014

article Group protests Washington team name
(Texas) -- A small group of people were protesting the name of the Washington Redskins outside the stadium before the team's game against Houston.
article KENNEDY: Native Americans deserve respect
(Massachusetts) -- When the Washington Redskins begin their season Sunday, their name is likely to attract as much attention as their on-field performance. After a year...
article OP/ED: Change will prevail
(Washington D.C.) -- In 1933 George Preston Marshall renamed his team the Washington Redskins, previously known as the Washington Braves, to avoid confusion with the...
article This football season, let’s wipe ‘Redskins’ from our vocabulary
(USA) -- Today, Americans will huddle around TV screens, don team colors and exchange competitive banter as we inaugurate a new season of one of the nation’s most...

9/7/2014

article Native American group protests before Redskins opener
(Texas) -- As the Washington Redskins start their season today, they’ll see something in Houston that they should expect to see in other towns they visit as well:...
article Small group protests Washington Redskins mascot outside game in Houston
(Texas) -- A small group of people are protesting the name of the Washington Redskins outside the stadium before the team's game against Houston.
article Editorial: The time has come to change team's name
(Maryland) -- Certainly no slur was intended when “Redskins” was chosen as the moniker for Washington’s National Football League team. Nor is any slur...
article OP/ED: This football season, let’s wipe ‘Redskins’ from our vocabulary
(USA) -- Today, Americans will huddle around TV screens, don team colors and exchange competitive banter as we inaugurate a new season of one of the nation’s most...
article Reid: Time has come for NFL to see Washington nickname as derogatory
(California) -- With a clarity that comes only with memories seared into our souls by the embers of great pain, Suzan Shown Harjo remembers the first time she was struck...
article Senate Lawmakers At Impasse On Redskins Name Change By: Matt Laslo
(Washington D.C.) -- The Washington Post editorial board is no longer using the term “Redskins” to refer to Washington’s NFL team. Still, other...
article The Redskins Name Controversy In Gameday Signs And Costumes
(Texas) -- The proper way to settle any argument about race and culture is, as you know, with signs and costumes at an NFL game. Today in Houston, 1200 miles away from...
article Washington Redskins Merchandise Sales More Related to Robert Griffin Popularity Drop than Name Controversy
(USA) -- The Washington Redskins have seen a dramatic drop in merchandise sales, and some outlets want to attribute it to the name controversy. CNN had a report on the...
article ‘Keep the Name’ Chant Drowns Out Dan Snyder at Redskins Rally in Houston
(Washington D.C.) -- Redskins owner Dan Snyder is doing that thing where he hangs with the fans at a bar in the town where the team’s scheduled to play the next...
article ’Skins in the game have Reid enraged
(Las Vegas) -- The start of the 2014 NFL season finds Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid once again lacing up his cleats and attempting to sack Washington Redskins owner...
article Charlotte Observer will no longer refer to NFL team as 'Redskins'
(North Carolina) -- "Starting with Sunday's newspaper, The [Charlotte] Observer will generally avoid references to the Redskins nickname for Washington's...
article Charlotte Observer won’t use Washington name
(North Carolina) -- As the 2014 regular season begins, another major newspaper has decided to use the nicknames of only 31 of the NFL’s teams.

9/6/2014

article Owner's defiance on 'Redskins' name change could end up costing him
(Washington D.C.) -- As the debate over the name of the Washington Redskins has gained momentum, so has the team’s net worth. Forbes magazine recently valued the...
article ADL joins push to strike ‘Redskins’ from broadcasts
(Washington D.C.) -- The Anti-Defamation League signed a letter initiated by Native American groups urging broadcasters to avoid saying the name of the Redskins, the NFL...
article Bunky Echo-Hawk Says 'Honor YOU' to Racist Sports Mascots
(Oklahoma) -- Pawnee artist Bunky Echo-Hawk created an “Honor YOU” painting to share his frustration with racist sports mascots. In the painting above, he...
article Latest "Redskins Fact" Is Actually Pretty Critical Of The Team Name
(USA) -- So let's see what's being promoted into our Twitter timelines today... Hmm, OK. Surely an interesting debate to be had about the limits and roles of...
article Lumbee Man's Video Exposes Racist Origins of 'Redskins'
(USA) -- Lumbee Tribe member Kelvin Ray Oxendine spent four hours compiling articles from newspaper archives across the a nation to explain why the word Redskins is...
article Marco Rubio strikes a chord on D.C.'s football controversy
(Florida) -- I can't say I agree with everything that comes out of the mouth of Florida's junior senator. Marco Rubio and I have our differences, whether it'...
article NFL Greats Visit Reservations; Speak Out Against ‘Redskins’
(South Dakota) -- America is really ready for some football, but this NFL season opens in the midst of a national firestorm surrounding the Redskins name and its defiant...
article Observer to avoid use of Washington NFL team’s nickname
(North Carolina) -- Starting with Sunday’s newspaper, The Observer will generally avoid references to the Redskins nickname for Washington’s NFL team....
article Postcard from Washington: Critics on the offensive, but Redskins fans love the name
(Washington D.C.) -- The National Football League Team That Dares Not Speak Its Name will kick off yet another season of underperformance and public shaming this weekend...
article Redskins Firestorm: How the TV Networks Will Handle the Name Controversy
(USA) -- The 2014 NFL season will kick off in full force Sunday following Thursday's opening game with a mounting controversy over the racial connotations that the...
article US Interior Secretary Surprised Redskins Team Name Not Changed
(Washington D.C.) -- It’s “surprising” that the Washington Redskins football team hasn’t changed its name, U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell...

9/5/2014

article Interior secretary: It’s ‘surprising’ Redskins name not changed, but it’s not top priority for tribal leaders
(Washington D.C.) -- The Redskins football team name isn’t appropriate, but its not a high concern for Native American tribal leaders. That was the estimation of...
article NATIONAL LAW JOURNAL: What the 'Redskins' Ruling Did and Didn't Do
(Washington D.C.) -- On June 18, a panel of administrative judges within the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office made headlines by ordering cancellation of six trademark...
article Native American Activist: We Can Call Ourselves Redskins, But 'You Can't, Dan Snyder'
(Washington D.C.) -- Amanda Blackhorse, the lead plaintiff in the Redskins trademark case, said a Navajo high school and Native Americans can refer to themselves as...
article OP/ED: Native Americans deserve respect
(Boston) -- When the Washington Redskins begin their season Sunday, their name is likely to attract as much attention as their on-field performance. After a year in...
article Redskins Controversy ‘Not High’ on Native American Agenda, Says Interior Secretary
(Washington D.C.) -- The controversy over the NFL’s Washington Redskins team name “isn’t high” on the Native American agenda, U.S. Interior...
article Redskins merchandising dips sharply
(Washington D.C.) -- Has the controversy over the Washington Redskins name started to see an impact at retail? No NFL team has seen a sharper drop in year over year...

9/4/2014

article Group asks broadcasters to stop saying ‘Redskins’
(Washington D.C.) -- A group campaigning for the Washington Redskins to change their name is sending a letter to broadcasters requesting that the name not be uttered on...
article Huffington Post Hires NFL Hate-Speech Supporter
(Washington D.C.) -- The Huffington Post Thursday infuriated advocates for Native American rights by hiring a former player for a National Football League team whose...
article KARMA: Redskins gear stiff-armed by fans
(New York) -- Football fans appear to be shunning clothing and other items carrying the Redskins name and team logo. Native Americans have long objected to the...
article KENDALL: I’ve decided to no longer use ‘redskins’ when talking about Washington’s NFL team
(Tennessee) -- As the new season of professional football gets under way, I’ve decided to join the growing chorus of people who aren’t going to use the name...
article New Anti-Redskins Video Says FedEx ‘Embraces Racism’
(USA) -- A video urging billion-dollar courier company FedEx to end its corporate sponsorship with the Washington NFL team will be released Sunday to coincide with the...
article New York Daily News No Longer Will Use Redskins Name, Logo In Coverage
(New York) -- Add one more name to the list of media members who won’t use the Washington football team’s nickname. Actually, make that an entire publication.
article Redskins Rapidly, Badly Losing Name Game
(Washington D.C.) -- The percentage of people who support keeping the name “Redskins” for the football team, despite growing concern that it is a racial slur...
article Surprise! The debate over the Washington Redskins’ name change is partisan.
(Washington D.C.) -- With Sen. Marco Rubio's (R-Fla.) declaration to an ESPN radio show that he didn't think the Senate should call for a change to the name of...
article The Case Against Washington, D.C.’s NFL Team Grows as Season Kicks Off
(Washington D.C.) -- As the Packers take on the Seahawks tonight in the NFL’s debut game, pressure is building for Washington, D.C. team owner Dan Snyder to change...

9/3/2014

article ESPN's Lisa Salters Won't Say "Redskins" This NFL Season, Joining a Growing List
(USA) -- Have you ever been sitting in front of the TV on a Sunday afternoon, watching your favorite football team get knocked around for a few hours, and thought...
article Fox, Texans announcers to use 'Redskins' during Sunday's game
(Texas) -- Fox Sports announcer Thom Brennaman and Texans radio voice Marc Vandermeer said they will use the name "Redskins" to refer to the visiting team...
article MEET THE MORON: Marco Rubio: Redskins' Owner Shouldn’t be 'Forced' to Change Team Name
(Washington D.C.) -- A new season starts on Thursday for a National Football League that’s either astoundingly prosperous or in crisis mode. Amid record revenues...
article Native American coalition urging broadcasters not to use Redskins name
(Washington D.C.) -- A coalition of more than 100 Native American and social justice groups plans to send a letter Thursday to thousands of television and radio...
article N.Y. Daily News disavows ‘Redskins’ — and the team’s logo, to boot
(New York) -- Recently, the editorial board of The Washington Post announced that it would no longer use the word “Redskins.” Well, the New York Daily News...
article New York Daily News to stop use of term 'Redskins'
(New York) -- Add the New York Daily News to the list of companies that no longer use the term "Redskins." In an editorial published Wednesday, the news...
press release "Redskins" License Challenge at FCC Raises Novel Issues
(Washington D.C.) -- The formal legal petition to the FCC, opposing the renewal of the broadcast license of Snyder-owned station WWXX-FM because of its on-air use of the...

9/2/2014

article Announcers Brennamen, Vandermeer will use term ‘Redskins’
(Texas) -- Fox Sports announcer Thom Brennaman and Texas radio voice Marc Vandermeer said they will use the name “Redskins” to refer to the visiting team...
article Chris Cooley and Bob Costas squared off on ESPN’s ‘Outside the Lines’
(Washington D.C.) -- ESPN’s “Outside the Lines” devoted an hour-long episode tonight to the debate over the Redskins’ name. It included an...
article COMMENTARY: Why use of Native American nicknames is an obvious affront
(Washington D.C.) -- Home means a lot in sports. Home field, home court, home ice. Home plate. Homestands and home openers. Batters slug home runs, running backs take it...
article MORON ALERT: New poll says large majority of Americans believe Redskins should not change name
(Washington D.C.) -- A large but shrinking majority of Americans say the Washington Redskins should not change their team’s name, according to a poll released...
article MORON ALERT: Paiute Tribe of Las Vegas Allegedly Approached by Dan Snyder's OAF
(Nevada) -- According to a report from Indianz.com, the Paiute Tribe in Las Vegas allegedly rejected a gift from Dan Snyder's Original Americans Foundation. Senate...
article Poll: 71 Percent of Football Fans Are Morons
(USA) -- Nearly three-fourths of Americans favor letting the Washington Redskins keep their nickname, but the percentage who think it should be changed has tripled in...
article Report: ESPN’s Lisa Salters will not say ‘Redskins’ this season
(USA) -- Add ESPN’s Lisa Salters to the growing number of media members who will not be using the term “Redskins” this NFL season.
article Was Redskins' first coach a fraud?
(Washington D.C.) -- Washington owner Daniel Snyder continues to maintain that his NFL team was nicknamed the "Redskins" to honor its first head coach, William...
article MORON ALERT: NFL player poll: Redskins name OK
(USA) -- A majority of NFL players support the Washington Redskins nickname, according to a survey conducted by NFL Nation reporters throughout the offseason and...
article NFL’s Washington team offers donation to Monument Valley
(Utah) -- The controversy over the Washington NFL football team’s nickname has come to San Juan County. Representatives of the NFL team’s Original Americans...

9/1/2014

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

8/31/2014

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

8/30/2014

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

8/29/2014

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

8/28/2014

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

8/27/2014

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

8/26/2014

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

8/25/2014

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

8/24/2014

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

8/23/2014

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

8/22/2014

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

8/20/2014

article WASHINGTON POST: Where people stand on the Redskins’ name
(Washington D.C.) -- The Redskins have come under intense pressure in recent months to change the team’s name, which some Native American leaders have denounced as...
article LAMAR: Redskins' Bribing of Indian Country Has Consequences
(USA) -- As a retired federal law enforcement officer and Native American, I believe it important to enter the conversation relating to the Washington Redskins Original...
article Mike Carey, longtime NFL referee, avoided Washington’s games because of the name
(New York) -- Mike Carey sat quietly by himself in the CBS NFL game-day studio in Manhattan on Monday. As he had for 19 integrity-driven seasons as one of the league...
article Tony Dungy among NFL analysts avoiding the R word
(Florida) -- Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers Head Coach Tony Dungy gets his football fix as an analyst for NBC these days, which means he talks about all 32 NFL teams.
article MEET THE MORON: Mike Ditka Lashes Out At Redskins Name Critics: 'It's So Much Horse Sh-t'
(USA) -- Football Hall of Famer Mike Ditka isn't on the sideline these days, but he is apparently on Dan Snyder's team. The 74-year-old former NFL coach and...
article Mike Ditka can keep calling them ‘Redskins,’ but I won’t: Morrissey
(Illinois) -- If you saw an American Indian walking across the street, would you yell out, “Hey, Redskin, you dropped your hat’’?

8/19/2014

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

8/18/2014

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

8/17/2014

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

8/15/2014

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

8/14/2014

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

8/13/2014

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

8/12/2014

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

8/11/2014

article ENOTE: We Are Not Redskins
(New Mexico) -- This past November I had a surprising opportunity to speak face-to-face for about 20 minutes with Dan Snyder, owner of the Washington Redskins football...

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