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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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10/1/2014

article Washington Redskins controversy: 3 things you need to know
(Canada) -- In the debate regarding the Washington Redskins, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) — the U.S. equivalent to the CRTC — is pondering a...
article FCC considering a ban on the term 'Redskins'
(Washington D.C.) -- The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is considering whether to punish broadcasters for using the moniker of Washington’s NFL team, the...
article Washington Redskins Controversy
(Washington D.C.) -- The NFL has so many controversies going on right now, it's hard to know where to start. But as last night's Husain-Abdullah-Muslim-prayer-...
article Washington team name must adapt
(Minnesota) -- The Minnesota Vikings will face the Washington Redskins at TCF Bank Stadium on Nov. 2. Already chock-full of controversy, the NFL team’s name has...
article Our view: The "R word"
(Virginia) -- The late comedian George Carlin had a famous routine called “The Seven Words You Can’t Say on Television.” At least one of those once-...
article The Badd35t Vexation
(Washington D.C.) -- Kevin Durant the sharpshooting small forward for the Oklahoma City Thunder is known for putting up points. In fact, he has won 4 scoring titles and...

9/30/2014

article FCC considering punishment for using 'Redskins' on air
(Washington D.C.) -- The Federal Communications Commission will consider punishing broadcasters for using the Washington Redskins' nickname on air, FCC chairman Tom...
article Washington Football Team Has a ‘Disregard for Basic Human Dignity,’ Says Native American Author
(New York) -- Louise Erdrich happens to be both an award-winning Native American novelist and an avid sports fan, so who better to weigh in on the ongoing "...
article Why Isn’t The Media Outraged About The Kansas City Chiefs?
(Missouri) -- Last night on Monday Night Football, the ESPN crew couldn’t stop praising the loud, engaged home crowd at the Kansas City Chiefs’ Arrowhead...
article Behind the Scenes of Our Tense Segment on The Daily Show
(Washington D.C.) -- Migizi is a member of the 1491s, the comedy group that was featured on The Daily Show last week. A couple of weeks back, the 1491s got an email from...
article AMBROSE: Retiring ‘Redskin’
(Connecticut) -- “Hail to the Redskins!” fans sing, as their football team plays for our nation’s capital. The Redskins, founded in 1932, is an...
article Dan Snyder’s Stuck In Past: FedEx Field Dumping Old Beer on Fans
(Washington D.C.) -- Deadspin reported on Friday that Dan Snyder’s Washington’s NFL franchise is allegedly selling expired beer from the 2014 FIFA World Cup...
article Should it be illegal to say ‘Redskins’ on TV/radio?
(Minnesota) -- There’s little debate among reasonable people that calling a Native American a “redskin,” is offensive. That’s why only...

9/29/2014

article Daily Show panelists say Redskins fans threatened to “cut” them
(Washington) -- According to one member of The Daily Show’s American Indian panel, Washington Redskins fans were less than respectful to the people they “...
article FedEx Holders Reject Ending Redskins Stadium Sponsorship
(Washington D.C.) -- FedEx Corp. (FDX) shareholders rejected a proposal from the Oneida Indian tribe to “drop or distance” its ties to the Washington...
article GWU professor who beat tobacco industry uses FCC to pressure Redskins over name
(Washington) -- John Banzhaf III has an impressive record of making a nuisance of himself on behalf of noble causes.The George Washington University law professor played...
article FedEx Declines To Drop Redskins Sponsorship
(Washington) -- Shareholders of shipping giant FedEx voted to reject a request from the Oneida Indian tribe Monday to sever its connections to the Washington Redskins.
article Despite national debate, Redskins right at home in Morris
(Illinois) -- He leads the band onto the football field, each step as sure as the last. As he does, the Morris Community High School mascot often hears the insults. He...
article Video: Oklahoma- and Minnesota-based 1491s take on Washington Redskins nickname on "The Daily Show"
(Oklahoma) -- If you tuned into “Monday Night Football” this evening, along with watching the Kansas City Chief running the New England Patriots into the...

9/28/2014

article 'Daily Show' on Redskins scandal: Ask Native Americans if name is a racial slur
(Washington D.C.) -- The "Daily Show with Jon Stewart" aired a segment where Senior Corespondent Jason Jones took a look at the ongoing Washington Redskins...
article Support for Washington team name eroding
(Washington D.C.) -- A new WUSA9 poll suggests a strong majority of Washingtonians still support the pro football team's name, but support seems to be eroding fast.
article It’s time to change the Redskins name: column
(Wisconsin) -- When Robert A. Yingst’s wife was in high school, she dressed up in a robin costume and took to the field to fire up the fans and players of her high...
article Solution to Redskins Name Controversy May Be on the 'Playground'
(Washington D.C.) -- Sports fans who tuned in to last Thursday night's primetime game between the New York Giants and Washington Redskins may have thought they were...

9/27/2014

article 'Daily Show' Didn't Air Even More Intense Redskins Tailgate Footage
(Washington D.C.) -- 'The Daily Show' aired a high-profile segment Thursday night that pitted Native American activists against hardcore Washington Redskins fans...
article Native American in Daily Show Bit Says Redskins Fans Threatened Him
(Washington D.C.) -- Before The Daily Show aired a segment on the Washington Redskins, Redskins fans who participated complained to The Washington Post that they felt...
article The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Airs R-Word Segment, Debunks WashPo Report
(New York) -- Who marched in? … What threatening environment? After lots of advance notice in the press and social media, an episode of The Daily Show With Jon...
article Redskins FCC Challenge: Dan Snyder’s WWXX Accused Of Hate Speech In Petition To Deny License Renewal
(Washington D.C.) -- The term Redskins is blatant hate speech against American Indians, and broadcast stations that routinely use it on the air shouldn't have their...
article How to stop defending DC’s terrible NFL mascot
(Washington D.C.) -- For as long as you can remember, you’ve cheered for DC’s NFL team. You’ve talked about them constantly – by name. You’...
article Native American Speaks Out on Mascot Controversies
(Virginia) -- As pressure mounts on the Washington Redskins to change their name, the Daily Show with Jon Stewart aired a segment that featured a confrontation between a...
article Editorial: Wiscasset road failed ‘super-simple’ test to show if a name is offensive
(Maine) -- To end controversy, residents of the recently named Redskin’s Drive in Wiscasset have asked town leaders to allow them to call the road Micmac Drive...

9/26/2014

article MUST READ: "I'll f*cking cut you." Behind the scenes of the 1491s' segment on "The Daily Show"
(Montana) -- A couple of weeks back, the 1491s got an email from a producer at “The Daily Show” hosted by Jon Stewart. They were recruiting for a panel...
article Redskins fans featured on ‘Daily Show’ tried to revoke consent before segment aired
(Washington D.C.) -- Hours before a controversial segment of “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” aired Thursday night, a lawyer for the four Washington...
article Watch 'Daily Show' pit Native American activists against Redskins fans
(Washington D.C.) -- A controversial segment that had Washington Redskins fans come face-to-face with a group of Native Americans who are offended by the team's name...
article ‘Daily Show’ airs controversial Redskins vs. American Indians clip
(Washington D.C.) -- “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” on Thursday night aired a controversial segment pitting Washington Redskins fans against a group of...
article ‘Daily Show’ airs segment pitting Redskins fans against Native Americans
(Washington D.C.) -- “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” aired its controversial segment Thursday night pitting Washington Redskins fans against Native...
article ‘Daily Show’ Finally Airs Controversial ‘Redskins’ Piece (Watch)
(USA) -- “The Daily Show” at last ran its segment on the Washington Redskins – a piece that made headlines before it was even aired, due to a...
article Native American chief tells tribe to boycott FedEx until the Redskins - who play at FedExField - change team name
(Oklahoma) -- A Native American chief has called for a boycott of FedEx until the Washington Redskins - who play at FedExField - change their team name. Osage Nation...
article R*dskins, why only Native American Opinions Matter!
(USA) -- As one who is not a football, or most organized or professional sports, fan (I prefer playing sports to watching others play), I was ambivalent about the...
article CBS analyst Simms stays away from 'Redskins'
(New York) -- CBS lead analyst Phil Simms referred awkwardly to "the Washington team" early in the Redskins' nationally televised game against the New York...
article Limbaugh Lambasts Phil Simms For Decision To Not Say ‘Redskins’ During Thursday NFL Broadcast [AUDIO]
(Florida) -- On his show Friday, Rush Limbaugh aimed his fire at the political correctness of CBS football analyst Phil Simms, who called the Thursday night NFL...
article Debate over Native American nicknames touches home
(New York) -- Amid protests and a national campaign led by the Oneida Indian Nation tribe, the National Football League's team in Washington, D.C. has not dropped...
article Owners of Wiscasset private road ask to change name from ‘Redskin’s Drive’ to ‘Micmac Drive’
(Maine) -- The property owners on Redskin’s Drive have sent a letter to the Wiscasset Board of Selectmen requesting to change their private road name from “...

9/25/2014

article 'South Park' skewers NFL, Redskins name, Roger Goodell
(Washington D.C.) -- In a widely-praised episode called "Go Fund Yourself," the season 18 premiere of "South Park" lampoons the NFL, Kickstarter,...
article Edelson: What is in a name surrounding the Redskins name debate is decency and respect
(New Jersey) -- Common sense dictates that if your team name offends a large number of people, to the point where newspapers won’t use it, announcers refuse to...
article I-Team: Washington Redskins visit local tribes as part of goodwill effort
(Nebraska) -- The Washington Redskins are on a mission to preserve and defend the team's nickname.
article Navajo woman targeted by NFL team's lawsuit remains defiant
(Arizona) -- Amanda Blackhorse stood in her gravel drive, waving at visitors. She wore skinny jeans, a loose black top and swipes of liquid cat-eye liner. Loops of fine...
article Redskins showdown airs tonight on The Daily Show
(USA) -- You probably read about the recent controversy involving an unaired episode of "The Daily Show" holding a showdown between a group of Native Americans...
article Survey: Most D.C. residents want to keep Redskins name
(Washington D.C.) -- D.C. area residents maintain a strong belief that the Washington Redskins team name should not be changed, despite the fact that a majority of those...
article Native American Mascot Names Not Sitting Well With Tribe Leader
(Nebraska) -- Having a mascot like the Indians brings pride for some young Native Americans, but one local tribe leader considers mascots like the Indians racist.

9/24/2014

article LUGER: The Word 'Redskins' and Natives: We've Earned the Right to Use It How We Want
(USA) -- When my dad says it, it's endearing. When I see it on the back of a jersey, it's irritating. Yes, I'm talking about the word "Redskins"...
article FUNNY OR DIE: Official Redskins Name Change
(Washington D.C.) -- The Washington Redskins refuse to change their name. We're gonna do it for them.
article MORON ALERT: What Washington Redskins Owner Should Say to the Left: ‘Return All Native American Lands and Then I’ll Change the Name’
(Mississippi) -- The owner of the Washington Redskins of the National Football League, Dan Snyder, will not admit this yet, but he is going to yield to the pressure from...
article Phil Simms said ‘Redskins’ at least three times last Thursday, when the Redskins weren’t playing
(Washington D.C.) -- Phil Simms caused one of the biggest ripples in the months-long Redskins name crescendo last month, when he suggested that he might avoid using the...
article Redskins owner Dan Snyder gives $25K to Virginia Gov. McAuliffe’s PAC
(Virginia) -- As some in Congress push to strip the NFL of its tax-exempt status over the Washington Redskins’ team name, team owner Daniel Snyder has apparently...
article KU graduate Ryan RedCorn uses humor to bring change for Native Americans
(Kansas) -- “The Daily Show” producers set it up this way: Four Washington Redskins fans who favor keeping the football team’s name were invited to a...
article OP/ED: Don’t go on ‘The Daily Show’
(Texas) -- In mid-September, some Washington Redskins fans agreed to go on The Daily Show to defend the team’s name. In the course of negotiating their appearance...
article Redskins fan: ‘Daily Show’ tricked me into appearing with angry Native Americans
(Virginia) -- Area fans who offered to defend the Washington Redskins name on national TV came face to face with angry Native Americans, in a surprise confrontation.
article A question for Wiscasset selectmen: Would you call tribal leaders the ‘R’ word to their faces?
(Maine) -- When visiting Owl’s Head this past week, I saw that Wiscasset had decided to use a racial slur to describe a local street, “Redskin’s Drive...
article Osage boycotts FedEx over its ties with Washington Redskins
(Oklahoma) -- The Osage Nation in Oklahoma is boycotting global shipping company FedEx because of its relationship with the Washington Redskins and is calling on other...
article Tribal chief: No FedEx until Redskins change team name
(Oklahoma) -- A Native American chief has asked all tribal employees not to use FedEx until the Washington Redskins changes its team name.

9/23/2014

article Native American tribe in Oklahoma asking employees to boycott business over NFL mascot
(Oklahoma) -- An NFL team’s mascot has been stirring up controversy for several months. Now, that controversy has forced one tribe to boycott a business.
article Osage Nation to boycott FedEx due to association with Washington Redskins
(Oklahoma) -- Osage Nation Chief Geoffrey M. Standing Bear issued a directive Tuesday telling all employees to “refrain from using FedEx” when possible due...
article Redskins Should Have Sued USPTO, Not Indians: Blackhorse
(Washington D.C.) -- The group of American Indians who won the ruling earlier this year canceling the Washington Redskins trademark registrations urged a Virginia...
article White tears and aggressive Indians: Native activists on the Daily Show
(Washington D.C.) -- A couple weeks ago, a stellar, amazing group of my Native activist friends, colleagues, internet-friends, and people-I-wish-were-my-friends gathered...
article BLOG: ‘Redskins’ Doomed Debate: Pizza Edition
(Washington D.C.) -- I’ve lately taken to asking sports fans in Washington what they think is the over-under on how long the pro football team in Washington will...
article Council To Consider Ban On Race-Based Sports Team Names At D.C. Schools
(Washington D.C.) -- While the D.C. Council is still keen on getting the Washington football team to change its name, a new bill introduced during today's...
article D.C. Council bill could force city schools to drop ‘Indians’ or ‘Warriors’ mascots
(Washington D.C.) -- Nearly a year after the D.C. Council called on the Washington Redskins to ditch its nickname and mascot, calling them “racist and derogatory,...
article D.C. Council to Consider Banning Native American Nicknames
(Washington D.C.) -- The D.C. Council will consider banning racially based nicknames for public schools in the nation’s capital.

9/22/2014

article HIATT: Moving beyond the ‘imaginary Indians’ perception
(Washington D.C.) -- Kevin Gover first objected to the name of Washington’s professional football team in 1973 in a letter to then-owner Edward Bennett Williams....
article High school suspends student editor for refusing to print the word 'redskins'
(Pennsylvania) -- A year-long standoff between a Pennsylvania high school administration and its student body newspaper has resulted in suspensions, a $1200 fine, and an...
article Native Americans seek dismissal of Redskins lawsuit against them in trademark case
(Washington D.C.) -- The Native Americans fighting the Washington Redskins over trademark protections filed a motion in U.S. District Court in Alexandria on Monday,...
article "South Park" blasts Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder in new promo
(Washington D.C.) -- The makers of "South Park" are known for tackling controversial subjects, and the debate over the Washington Redskins' name isn't...
article 'South Park' ad blitzes Redskins
(Washington D.C.) -- “South Park” is having some fun with the Washington Redskins in the wake of the team’s canceled trademarks. The Comedy Central...
article 'South Park' Completely Trolls Washington Redskins With In-Game Ad Ripping Team Name
(Washington D.C.) -- Looks like Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder is about to face his toughest adversary yet: Eric Cartman. Comedy Central ran an ad for the upcoming...
article Penobscot chief criticizes Wiscasset road name
(Maine) -- A letter from the chief of Penobscot Nation has so far failed to get Wiscasset selectmen to roll back their decision to name a private road “Redskin...

9/21/2014

article Comedy Central Takes on Dan Snyder in South Park’s 18th Season Premiere: Teaser Ran in Commercial during Washington/Philadelphia NFL Game
(Washington D.C.) -- Comedy Central weighed in on the Washington NFL’s team name controversy during the Washington vs. Philadelphia game in a commercial aired...
article Daily Show punks DC football fans by inviting Native Americans on episode
(USA) -- Invited to appear on Jon Stewart’s The Daily Show to defend the team mascot and nickname, several Washington Redskins fans believe they were set-up by the...
article South Park Trolls Redskins With Promo Airing During Game (VIDEO)
(USA) -- South Park aired a season 18 preview in which the show takes on the controversy over the Washington Redskins' name during the team's Sunday game.
article ‘South Park’ mocks DC football team in ad targeting hometown fans: Your name is ‘offensive to us’
(USA) -- Comedy Central ordered up a very specific promotional ad for the network’s South Park show, mocking the Washington Redskins nickname controversy, and then...
article D'ERRICO: #Redskinsnomore: A New YouTube Video Breaks New Ground
(USA) -- Brad Gallant has added a great new tool to the campaign to combat mascot racism: a 6-minute YouTube video, titled "Redskins No More."
article D'ERRICO: Connect the Dots: Mascots, Feathers, Termination ... Domination
(USA) -- The New York Daily News decision to "sack the name" of the Washington Redskins sets an example for all other news outlets. As the paper's...
article Maine tribe weighs legal action against Wiscasset for approving ‘Redskin’s Drive’
(Maine) -- Leaders of the Penobscot Nation are considering legal action against the town of Wiscasset after the Board of Selectmen agreed to allow the term “...

9/20/2014

article A "Daily Show" Prank Leads to an Awkward Redskin Fan Showdown With Native Americans
(USA) -- The news: Earlier this month, the Daily Show invited a group of Washington Redskins fans for a yet-unaired segment where they'd have the opportunity to...
article BLOG: Shame on you, Comedy Central!
(USA) -- 1. I don’t think there should be a sports team called the “Redskins” anymore than there should be one called the “Kikes” or the...
article Local Redskins fan says he was duped by "Daily Show"
(Virginia) -- A Hampton Roads man is reportedly one of four Washington Redskins fans who claims he was tricked by producers of “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart...
article The Daily Show springs tense showdown with Native Americans on Redskins fans
(Washington D.C.) -- The four die-hard Redskins fans thought the opportunity was as golden as the vintage helmets of their favorite football team: “The Daily Show...
article Could ditching ‘Redskins’ take heat off the NFL?
(Washington D.C.) -- What the NFL needs right now more than anything is something so mind-blowing that it changes the relentless and deserved negative narrative about...
article D.C. is not Renton and should change team name and mascot | EDITOR'S NOTE
(Washington) -- This weekend as I was watching football, the topic of the Washington, D.C., team’s name came up. My wife is by no means a sports fan and has no...
article Day after appearance at Native American group, Rauner won't say if Redskins' name should change
(Illinois) -- A day after meeting with a Chicago Native American group, Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner declined to say whether he thinks the NFL's...
article A letter to a young journalist who refused to print the ‘R’ word
(USA) -- Long before I was a Columbia professor, Melissa Harris-Perry panelist–and occasional guest host–I played a part in bringing down a dynasty at my...
article Pennsylvania High School Suspends Student Editor For Refusing To Print The Word ‘Redskins’
(Pennsylvania) -- School officials at Neshaminy High School in Pennsylvania have issued suspensions for the student editor and faculty adviser of the student newspaper...
article Teacher, Editor Suspended for Banning Use of 'Redskin' in School Newspaper
(Pennsylvania) -- I began my teaching career at a high school whose mascot was an Indian. This was the fall of 2001. By 2002, we became the Wolves when the school board...
article Saranac residents fear end of Redskin mascot
(Michigan) -- Some citizens in the small Ionia County town are fearful the school district is on its way to ending the Redskins as a mascot. A letter sent home this week...

9/19/2014

article ASSEMBLYMAN ALEJO: 'Redskins' outrage: California Legislature takes a stand
(California) -- The same week Sarah Palin and Mike Ditka made headlines for defending the derogatory name of the Washington D.C. NFL team, my colleagues in the...
article MORON ALERT: Poll: Virginia Voters say Redskins Should Keep Name
(Virginia) -- By a margin of more than 3 to 1, Virginia voters say the Washington Redskins should not change the team name, according to a statewide survey released...
press release NFL's Goodell Hiring Many Experts, But None About Indians
(Washington D.C.) -- Embattled NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, in a major mea culpa, has just promised "we will get our house in order," in large part by...
article OP/ED: It's Time to Rethink Native Mascots
(USA) -- While I was growing up in the 1980s, I spent most Thanksgivings in Washington, D.C., visiting my cousins. Like many Americans, our weekends were organized...

9/18/2014

article Broadcasters are using Washington team name a lot less
(USA) -- Plenty of fans, media, and league officials are longing for the good old days, when the NFL’s biggest controversy centered on the inevitability that the...
article FLETCHER: Pressure mounts to drop name of football team
(Philadelphia) -- Well, the season has begun and with it another round of calls for the Washington football team to rid itself of its insulting and racist name. What was...
article OP/ED: Dropping 'Redskins' a small step
(Washington D.C.) -- Let's not get too excited about the decision of United States Patent and Trademark Office and Hillary Clinton's recent declarations...
article Senators target NFL's tax-exempt status over mascot
(Washington D.C.) -- U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and U.S. Senators Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) and Tim Johnson (D-S.D.) introduced legislation Thursday...

9/17/2014

article Neshaminy journalists to be honored by ACLU
(Pennsylvania) -- Members of the Neshaminy High School student newspaper's editorial board will be honored by the American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania next...
article NFL Tax Exemption Could Be In Jeopardy Over Washington Redskins Name Controversy
(Washington D.C.) -- The NFL could be losing its tax exemption unless the league’s owners agree to change the name of the Washington Redskins football team.
article OP/ED: Corporate dollars could have influence over fate of Redskins name
(USA) -- I’ll be honest: I’m ambivalent on the whole Washington Redskins nickname thing. I can see both sides of it. Although I can’t say I’m...

9/16/2014

article Dem senator would strip NFL's nonprofit status over 'Redskins'
(Washington D.C.) -- Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) on Tuesday pushed to revoke the NFL's tax-exempt status over the Washington Redskins' refusal to change its...
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 Maria Cantwell: Bill to hit NFL on taxes
(Washington) -- Sen. Maria Cantwell said Tuesday that she will introduce legislation that will aim to strip the National Football League of its tax-exempt status.
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...
article Sen. Maria Cantwell wants to strip the NFL of its tax-exempt status
(Washington D.C.) -- The National Football League should be stripped of its tax-exempt status and Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., hailing from the home state of the Super...
article Senate Bill Would Strip NFL of Tax-Exempt Status as Long as the Washington Football Team Has a Racist Name
(Washington D.C.) -- Washington Sen. Maria Cantwell announced she plans to introduce legislation this week that would strip the NFL of its federal tax-exempt status if...
article Senator wants to strip NFL of tax-exempt status because league won’t push Washington team to change its name
(Washington D.C.) -- Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) introduced the legislation Tuesday, saying that the league should be more forceful in getting the outdated name of the...
article NFL Owners Urged To Stand Against Dan Snyder And His Team's Name
(Washington D.C.) -- The campaign to get the Washington football team to change its name and mascot is growing—with more than 100 Native American, civil rights,...
article Six Reasons Why the Campaign to Change the Redskins’ Name Isn’t Working
(Washington D.C.) -- A Capitol Hill press conference held Tuesday by several Native American groups campaigning against the name of Washington’s NFL team featured...
article Students plan protest against NFL team
(Minnesota) -- While University of Minnesota administrators continue negotiating the use of the Washington Redskins nickname at TCF Bank Stadium, student groups at the...
article Tuscarora Native Americans weigh in on “Redskins” mascot
(New York) -- Lancaster School District is weighing whether to get rid of its mascot name, the “Redskins.” It’s a highly-debated issue, and even Native...
article Penobscot Chief to Selectmen: Drop the Redskins Road Name
(Maine) -- Penobscot Indian Nation Chief Kirk Francis and former Chief James Sappier, an Elder Council member, have separately asked the Wiscasset Board of Selectmen to...

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...

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