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

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

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12/4/2016

article Virginia group submits petition asking Redskins to change their name
(Washington D.C.) -- There is a renewed call for Redskins owner Dan Snyder to change his team's name. Saturday, a group calling itself Rebrand Washington Football...

11/22/2016

article From Indians to Redskins, fight to wipe Native caricatures from pro sports hinges on law, money and courage
(USA) -- Every spring, on the first afternoon of the Major League Baseball season, members of the Cleveland American Indian Movement gather outside their city’s...

11/20/2016

article Redskins honor local veterans, tribes amid name rancor
(Virginia) -- It’s a distinction being recognized on the Redskins 50-yard line during half-time ceremonies. Four Stafford veterans will have that honor Nov. 20 as...

11/14/2016

article USPTO Urges High Court To Uphold Ban On 'Racial Slurs' [sub req]
(Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office fired its opening shot at U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday in a closely watched case over the government ban on...

11/10/2016

article Paw Paw school board again ponders district's Redskins mascot
(Michigan) -- Who has the right to the term Redskin? That seems to be at the heart of a long-simmering controversy that keeps revisiting Paw Paw, where the school mascot...

11/7/2016

article MORON ALERT: Pro-Donald Trump group debuts ad about NFL team's racist mascot
(Washington D.C.) -- A political action committee that supports Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is running a last-minute, battleground-state ad in favor of...

10/28/2016

article Why Redskins is a dirty word, on weekend Washington come to London
(UK) -- The Washington Redskins are in London this weekend for the third NFL UK game of the season. As ever, the team’s name is the subject of some scrutiny, with...

10/25/2016

article The problem with Native American team names and logos
(Washington) -- Imagine going to a sporting event where the team calls itself the ‘Rednecks.’ Along with the inappropriate team name, the logo depicts a poor...

10/13/2016

article Eagles' Allen Barbre, of Native American descent, on Redskins team name: 'I just don't say it'
(Philadelphia) -- Philadelphia Eagles guard Allen Barbre doesn’t call Sunday’s opponent by name. "I call them Pigskins,'' Barbre told NJ.com.
article Eagles' Native American guard Allen Barbre won't use the R-word
(Philadelphia) -- Eagles guard Allen Barbre's great-great-grandfather, Eli Barbry was a Chief of the Tunica-Biloxi Native American tribe of Louisiana.
article ‘It’s time for a change’: Belding’s mascot debate continues
(Michigan) -- When Carmin Barker first issued a call for some decision-making about Belding’s mascot more than six months ago, she thought there was one clear path...

10/7/2016

article Tulare Union High School Obeys Name Change Law, Refuses to Address Race Issue
(California) -- In 2015, California banned the use of the racial slur R*dsk*ns as a school mascot. Tulare complied after some struggle by replacing the slur with “...

10/3/2016

article SCOTUS won't take up Redskins' name case
(Washington D.C.) -- The Washington Redskins may have lost one battle concerning their controversial name. The Supreme Court announced Monday it would not take up the...
article Supreme Court denies Washington NFL team
(Washington) -- The US Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear an appeal by the Washington Redskins challenging a federal agency's decision to cancel the National...
article Supreme Court rejects Redskins’ trademark appeal
(Washington D.C.) -- The United States Supreme Court rejected a request from the Washington Redskins to hear the team’s appeal of an earlier decision by the U.S....
article MORON ALERT: Josh Norman expected a warning, not a penalty for bow-and-arrow theatrics
(Washington D.C.) -- The last time Josh Norman fired an imaginary bow and arrow to celebrate an interception, it was against the Dallas Cowboys, and he drew a warning...
article Supreme Court Set to Settle Dispute over Washington Redskins Trademark Registration
(Washington D.C.) -- There has been another twist in the story of the long battle by Native American interest groups to obtain revocation of the U.S. registration of the...

10/2/2016

article This Week In Sports Law: Redskins Trademark Update, Dez Bryant Settles, Concussions To SCOTUS?
(Washington D.C.) -- In 2015, a federal judge ordered that the NFL’s Washington Redskins have their trademark registrations of and concerning “Redskins...

9/30/2016

article Supreme Court to decide if offensive names such as 'Redskins' and 'Slants' can be trademarked
(Washington D.C.) -- The Supreme Court agreed Thursday to decide whether The Slants, an Asian American rock band from Portland, Ore., can trademark its name despite the...

9/29/2016

article Redskins' Brand at Stake in Trademark Case
(Washington D.C.) -- The Washington Redskins are on the brink of knowing if the U.S. Supreme Court will hear their trademark dispute, a quarter-century-old controversy...
article The Slants, Washington Football Team Battle Government in Trademark Fight
(Washington D.C.) -- Simon Tam has openly criticized the Washington Redskins team name as a racist slur that demeans Native Americans. But Tam and his Asian-American...
article Supreme Court takes Asian band name case that could affect Redskins
(Washington D.C.) -- The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a challenge to a federal law that denies trademark recognition to names determined to be offensive, teeing up...
article Supreme Court to decide if offensive names like 'Redskins' and 'Slants' can be trademarked
(Washington D.C.) -- The Supreme Court agreed Thursday to decide whether the Slants, an Asian American rock band from Portland, Ore., can trademark its name despite the...

9/23/2016

article SCOTUS to decide on Redskins and Slants cases
(Washington D.C.) -- The US Supreme Court is likely to reveal on Monday whether it has decided to hear two cases concerning disparaging trademarks. The cases, Blackhorse...

9/22/2016

article Evan Bayh’s Lobbying Firm Has Taken $380K From Washington Redskins
(Washington D.C.) -- Democrat Evan Bayh has spent the past three years involved in a lobbying campaign for his hometown NFL team, the Washington Redskins. Bayh is...

9/21/2016

article Cherokee council votes to keep vans gifted from Washington Redskins
(North Carolina) -- A pair of Mercedes-Benz vans that The Washington Redskins Original Americans Foundation once bestowed upon the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians will...
article OP/ED: The destructive dynamic of dehumanizing Native Americans
(Washington D.C.) -- As the country focuses its attention on Native Americans’ protests in North Dakota, we should be inspired by those who are exercising their...

9/16/2016

article Native Activist: Washington Football Team Mascot Rooted In Ugly US History
(Washington D.C.) -- There was little controversy this week when the Washington, D.C., football team kicked off its season. The team has been the focal point of...
article Native Americans protest Bartlesville Indian festival; say funds used are 'dirty'
(Oklahoma) -- Native Americans gathered in Bartlesville to protest a festival they said is funded with "dirty money." Some Native Americans said the "...

9/15/2016

article Sorry, Redskins fans: Native American mascots increase racial bias
(Washington D.C.) -- For years, many have said that sports teams with Native American mascots — the Cleveland Indians, Chicago Blackhawks and Florida State...

9/13/2016

article Should the Redskins be renamed?
(Ohio) -- For years, Native American advocacy groups and activists have rallied against the name and mascot of the Washington Redskins.
article Twitter Adds Redskins Logo Head to HTTR Hashtag
(Washington D.C.) -- As the Washington Redskins celebrated the opening of a new NFL season in their stadium with the likes of Matthew McConaughey, who The Washington...

9/12/2016

article GALLANT: Racist Mascots Remind Indigenous People We Aren't Seen As Equal
(Canada) -- Native mascots mock Canada's Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Tonight's TSN Monday Night Football will again feature Washington's team and use its...
article We missed Guymon’s “Toss The Redskins” week…
(Oklahoma) -- Although I’ve never been to Guymon, it looks like a fun place to visit. In addition to being the home of The Pioneer Days Celebration, the panhandle...

9/8/2016

article 'Redskins' controversy returns to Paw Paw
(Michigan) -- There will be more than wine at the Paw Paw Wine and Harvest Festival this weekend. Several people plan to bring awareness in a Saturday rally of how...
article Chowchilla High holds onto Redskins name for now
(California) -- It's out with the old and in with the new for two Central Valley schools who were forced to get rid of their Redskins mascot. It's because of a...

9/5/2016

article Kiowa player Kendal Thompson lands spot on Washington NFL team's practice squad
(Washington D.C.) -- Kendal Thompson, a member of the Kiowa Tribe, has landed a spot on the Washington NFL team's practice squad. Thompson, a wide receiver, isn'...

9/4/2016

article OPINION: Redskins need to ignore PC culture and keep their name
(Washington) -- “It’s kind of a funny thing, though. A redskin playing for the Redskins.” That was Carolina Panthers cornerback Josh Norman talking to...

8/28/2016

article Redskins roster hopeful Kendal Thompson is no stranger to overcoming adversity
(Washington D.C.) -- Kendal Thompson has never wilted in the face of adversity. The two have had their fair share of run-ins during his 24 years. But the Washington...

8/23/2016

article MORON ALERT: Josh Norman, part Native American: 'A redskin playing for the Redskins'
(Washington D.C.) -- We might be in for a pretty fun season with Josh Norman. Norman, who said going from the Carolina Panthers to the Washington Redskins was “...

8/21/2016

article Native American Man With Autism Claims Obama White House Official Beat Him Up
(Washington D.C.) -- An autistic, Native American man visiting Washington, D.C., on a college trip claims that an official with the Obama White House beat him up for...

8/19/2016

article Obama policy adviser 'called autistic Native American man a "weetard" for wearing a Redskins sweater, spat in his face and then beat him so badly he needed THREE surgeries'
(Washington D.C.) -- An Obama appointee in the Department of Education allegedly insulted, spat on and savagely beat an autistic Native American man for wearing a...
article White House official reportedly gets in brawl with Native American student wearing Redskins jersey
(Washington D.C.) -- A Native American college student and the executive director of the White House Initiative of American Indian and Alaska Native Education allegedly...
article White House Staffer Accused of Assaulting Autistic Native American Over Redskins Shirt
(Washington D.C.) -- An autistic Native American college student from Oklahoma says he was assaulted by a White House staffer during a recent trip to Washington, D.C.

8/18/2016

article Obama official faces questions about Redskins jersey altercation
(Washington D.C.) -- As the head of Barack Obama’s Initiative on American Indian and Alaska Native Education, William Mendoza has regarded the debate over the...

8/17/2016

article MORON ALERT: Oklahoma Native American Says He Was Attacked Over Redskins Shirt
(Oklahoma) -- Mendoza is the Executive Director of the White House Initiative of American Indian and Alaska Native Education, and an outspoken opponent of using Native...

8/8/2016

article As Kendal Thompson tries to make Redskins, he clings to Native American roots
(Virginia) -- He embraces his Native American culture because it matters to him. Even as he tries to make a team with a nickname some Native Americans despise.
article Washington WR with Native American roots takes no offense to team name
(Virginia) -- Wide receiver Kendal Thompson’s mostly trying to make a football team, not a political point. The fact the team he’s trying to make is...

8/5/2016

article American Indians Respond to Washington Post R-word Poll
(Minnesota) -- Native Americans are responding with incredulity to a Washington Post poll published last month which suggests a majority of Indigenous people are not...

8/4/2016

article ESPN’s Kellerman ‘Disappointed’ in Redskins Owner Dan Snyder for Not Changing Team Name
(Washington D.C.) -- During Thursday’s ESPN2 broadcast of “First Take,” co-host Max Kellerman discussed the name of the NFL’s Washington Redskins...

7/19/2016

article The Washington Redskins’ Unofficial Mascot Has Died
(Washington D.C.) -- The Washington Redskins’ unofficial mascot, Chief Zee, has died. Chief Zee, born Zema Williams, began attending games dressed in Native...

7/15/2016

article Redskins urge Supreme Court to protect team’s free speech rights alongside ‘Slants’
(Washington D.C.) -- In a brief filed Friday with the U.S. Supreme Court, the Washington Redskins argued that the justices should determine whether the U.S. Patent and...

7/14/2016

article Hannibal Buress Mocks Dan Snyder With 'Jews' Jersey at ESPYs
(USA) -- Comedian Hannibal Buress made a short but poignant joke about the Washington NFL team name and leadership during the ESPY Awards on Wednesday.

7/8/2016

article BLOG: When the Redskins trademark lost protection
(USA) -- Flashback Friday: On this day - July 8, 2015: A U.S. District Court judge ruled in favor of five Native American people who wanted to cancel the Washington...

7/6/2016

article The Seahawks Are Honoring American Indians The Right Way, And The Redskins Still Aren’t
(Washington) -- I can see the Christmas tree. Its decked boughs rise eight feet towards our vaulted ceiling. Twinkling lights of blue, red, green and amber are caught in...

7/1/2016

article Redskins and Crackers: What's In a Name?
(USA) -- Redskins and Crackers: What's In a Name?NARRATION: You know, the racism in this country is in the foundation of the buildings that this country says it'...

6/24/2016

article Goodbye, Redskins. Hello, Tribe. Tulare board picks new high school mascot
(California) -- Tulare Union High has a new mascot – the Tribe. It replaces Redskins, a name banned by the Legislature in the wake of a nationwide movement to do...

6/23/2016

article The Tribe: Tulare Union gets new mascot after state law bans Redskins name
(California) -- There were 3 choices to pick from. In the end, the Tulare Joint Union board voted 3 to 2 to change their name from the Redskins to the Tribe after almost...

6/21/2016

article High school board to pick Tulare Union’s new mascot
(California) -- A decision could come Thursday to decide Tulare Union High School’s new mascot and name. The first choice from a 31-member committee picked to help...

6/17/2016

article Sidwell Friends bans Washington Redskins-themed clothing as offensive
(Washington D.C.) -- The school that has educated children from the families of the last four Democratic presidents or vice presidents has decided to ban Washington...

6/16/2016

article Another high school drops ‘Redskins’ nickname despite poll showing most Indians don’t care
(Delaware) -- A Delaware school district has voted to drop the nickname “Redskins” from a local high school after 81 years, despite a recent national poll...

6/15/2016

article Conrad Schools of Science sheds Redskins name
(Delaware) -- The mascot for the Conrad Schools of Science will no longer be the Redskins. In a close vote following more than an hour of public comment and discussion,...

6/10/2016

article School board hears Tulare mascot concerns, new name due June 23
(California) -- Students, parents and community members told elected officials they don’t want Tulare Union High to give up its Native American imagery just...

6/9/2016

article Poll shows Tulalip overwhelmingly in favor of term Indian, split on Redskin
(Washington) -- A few days ago the Washington Post, a daily newspaper widely circulated in Washington D.C., published their findings of a poll supposedly showing that...

6/7/2016

article SCHILLING: Approx 80% of Natives Offended by Redskins: Per Random Polling of 2,000
(USA) -- Last May, The Washington Post ran a story about a poll it had conducted of 504 self-proclaimed Native American people which indicated that 90% of Native...

6/4/2016

article SOME OLD WHITE DUDE: If Native Americans aren't offended by the word Redskins, why should we?
(Washington D.C.) -- Many consider “Redskin” a racial slur against Native Americans. But if Native Americans are not offended by the word, do others still...

6/3/2016

article OP/ED: If Native Americans aren't offended by the word Redskins, why should we?
(Philadelphia) -- Many consider “Redskin” a racial slur against Native Americans. But if Native Americans are not offended by the word, do others still have...
article Rosebud Sioux Tribe Opposes “Redskins” Mascot
(South Dakota) -- On May 25th, 2016, the Rosebud Sioux Tribe passed a motion opposing the “Washington National Football League (NFL) team using the name Redskins....
article Tulare Union to chose new mascot name
(California) -- The comprehensive list Glenn Arthur Pierce keeps of schools dropping “Redskins” as their mascot will soon have two more additions from...

6/2/2016

article OP/ED: Observations and random thoughts Vol. 9: Redskins is a racist slur issue
(North Carolina) -- I’ve read a lot of comments regarding the racist slur used for the Washington NFL team. Mostly I’m baffled by the sheer ignorance...
article Rosebud Sioux Tribal Council opposes Washington Redskins' team name
(South Dakota) -- The Rosebud Sioux Tribal Council has officially opposed the Washington Redskins' team name. According to a news release Thursday from the tribal...

6/1/2016

article Blackhorse: A Single Poll Will Not Shut Us Up
(Arizona) -- On Friday, I was a part of a telephone press conference to make it clear to the public, to the Washington NFL team, and The Washington Post that our fight...
article D'ERRICO: 'Redskins' in Media and On the Ground
(USA) -- The Washington Post poll about "redskin" sports names raised uproar in social media, but, as Harlan McKosato pointed out, "what we see on social...
article FOXWORTH: Skins Poll: Tribes Have Spoken, Which Is All That Matters
(Colorado) -- Indian Country is abuzz over the Washington Post poll that purports nine in 10 ordinary Native Americans are not offended by the Washington Redskins...

5/31/2016

article MCKOSATO: WaPo Skins Poll: Surprising, Not Shocking
(New Mexico) -- The Washington Post poll that came out last week showing that nine out of 10 Native Americans surveyed did not find the term Redsk*ns offensive drew...
article MILLOY: Not offended by Redskins? Then let’s bring back more of the team’s offensive acts.
(Washington D.C.) -- If 90 percent of Native Americans aren’t offended by the name of Washington’s professional football team, as a Washington Post poll...
article Native American leaders say fight to change Washington Redskins mascot continues
(New York) -- A recent poll from the Washington Post found that 90 percent of 504 Native Americans whom were surveyed are not bothered by the use of the term redskin,...
article ROSENSTEIN: How Do Native Americans Really Feel About the Washington Redskins Nickname? Don’t Use the Phone
(USA) -- Ever since I produced and directed the PBS documentary In Whose Honor?, released in 1997, about the controversy over American Indian mascots and nicknames in...

5/30/2016

article The Washington Redskins team name; a chance for progress
(Washington D.C.) -- A recent Washington Post poll suggests that an overwhelming majority of Native Americans are not offended by the Washington Redskins team name. Out...

5/28/2016

article Native American activists criticize Washington Post poll
(Washington D.C.) -- The Washington Post poll that supporters of the local NFL team’s name believed would end the debate has potentially reinvigorated it —...
article Opponents of Redskins name say they won’t back down from fight
(Arizona) -- Critics of the Washington Redskins said Friday they will continue fighting to change “the slur name” of the team, despite a Washington Post poll...
article Rare Media Interest in Native American Views–on Behalf of Indian Mascots
(USA) -- New Poll Finds 9 in 10 Native Americans Aren’t Offended by Redskins Name” was a front-page story in the Washington Post (5/19/16), based on a poll...
article MORON ALERT: Kevin Sorbo attacks Redskins, PC police, ‘left loves to’ ‘erase the past’
(USA) -- Actor Kevin Sorbo has expressed support for the Washington Redskins, claiming that the politically correct left “love to erase history.” The...
article OP/ED: Poll pleases Redskins owner, not real Indians
(Arkansas) -- Dear Otus, I was listening to Rush Limbaugh on the radio last week and he went on for about two hours about some poll that said Indians are OK with being...

5/27/2016

article Activists criticize poll on offensiveness of Redskins’ name
(Washington D.C.) -- Native American leaders and activists criticized a recent national poll that found nine of 10 Native Americans aren’t offended by the...
article Swift Reaction To Washington Post Poll On Washington Football Team Name
(USA) -- This month, the Washington Post published the results of a survey it conducted, finding nine out of ten Native Americans are not offended by the Washington...

5/26/2016

article Anti-‘Redskins’ advocates are not ready to throw in the towel
(USA) -- A recent Washington Post poll, which found that 9 out of 10 Native Americans didn’t find the NFL’s Redskins team name offensive, may have dealt a...
article LETTERS: Debating the Washington football team’s name
(Washington D.C.) -- The May 22 editorial “This slur is still a slur” implied that though The Post’s own survey showed that 90 percent of American...
article More criticism appears regarding Washington Post poll
(USA) -- Last Thursday, the Washington Post published a poll of 504 self-identifying Native American adults, 90 percent of whom said they aren’t bothered by the...
article Sports Media: Dictionary More Correct Than Native Americans on Definition of ‘Redskin’
(USA) -- The hurt is still quite strong within the sports media, in the wake of the Washington Post poll declaring that 9 out of 10 Native Americans are not offended by...
article Calaveras to remove nickname but keep logo
(California) -- Calaveras High School will no longer feature a mascot and will be simply referred to as “Calaveras High School.” The school announced late...
article School Solves Offensive Sports Nickname Problem By Changing To No Nickname At All
(California) -- In Fort Smith, Ark., the longtime athletic director at Southside High resigned unexpectedly May 23, and it appears there will be a hot school board...

5/25/2016

article KEELER: On the Shameful and Skewed ‘Redskins’ Poll
(Washington D.C.) -- Last Thursday, The Washington Post published a poll on its front page that found that 90 percent of “Native Americans” were “not...
article BLOG: Media Duck and Cover, Ignore WashPost Poll on Native Americans Not Being Offended by ‘Redskins’
(USA) -- The Washington Post released late Thursday for Friday’s print edition a surprising poll that 90 percent of Native Americans were not offended by the term...
article Opinion / Forget the poll: 'Redskin' offends, and the NFL should drop the name
(California) -- The battle over whether the word “redskin” is a pejorative took an odd twist with a poll by the Washington Post that found 9 in 10 self-...
article Calaveras High in California chooses no mascot at all after mandate to drop Redskins name
(California) -- It's a touchy subject, one with many thoughts and opinions. So Calaveras (San Andreas, Calif.) has decided to go a completely different direction.
article Calaveras High School replaces Redskins with "no mascot"
(California) -- Calaveras High School Principal Mike Merrill on Tuesday informed the Calaveras Unified School District Board of Trustees that a committee of parents,...

5/24/2016

article 'Unless We Interrupt Your Sports, You're Not Paying Attention to Us'
(USA) -- Frequent ICTMN contributor Simon Moya-Smith appeared on Fox News last night to discuss the Washington Redskins and the letter sent by 50 U.S. Senators to NFL...
article BLOG: Redskins name change still a thing, but helps no one
(Washington D.C.) -- I'm surprised at how many "Social Heroes" we have out there who still believe that changing the name of the Washington Redskins will...
article Is ‘Redskins’ really a slur? A wrinkle in a debate
(Georgia) -- Growing up as a member of the Gila River Indian Community in Arizona, Brian Howard attended an elementary school that was within the boundaries of Phoenix...
article KING: On the Washington Post Redskins Poll
(Washington) -- For many, the key take away of the recent survey conducted by the Washington Post is that the vast majority of American Indians do not take offense at...
article KING: Why I Still Won’t Use ‘R’ Word
(USA) -- Imagine walking into an auditorium inside the Navajo Nation in Arizona for an event. There’s a crowd of about 500 Native Americans in the room.
article Redskins name poll didn’t change the opinions of Peter King and Bob Costas
(Washington D.C.) -- In 2013, Sports Illustrated’s Peter King announced that he would no longer use the name Redskins. A year later, King predicted in his Monday...
article Roger Chesley: Definitive poll of D.C. team name a shocker
(Virginia) -- I’M STUNNED. The Washington Post just released a poll in which nine in 10 Native Americans said they’re not offended by the Washington Redskins...
article Some in the news media are still offended by Redskins name, even if Indians aren’t
(Washington D.C.) -- Prominent members of the news media who have criticized the Redskins name say they aren’t changing their opinions about it despite a new...
article WISE: The majority that isn’t moral
(USA) -- Just because a people who have confronted institutionalized racism for centuries manage to brush off one small piece of that oppression, it doesn’t mean...

5/23/2016

article Is the Redskins name a big deal? Poll results say it’s not.
(Washington D.C.) -- I’ll admit it: I’m surprised. The Washington Post last week published the results of a survey of 504 Native Americans (also called...
article MILLS: A poll doesn’t give a team the right to use an offensive name
(Washington D.C.) -- Regarding the May 20 Sports article “Snyder ‘gratified’ by poll, vows name will carry on”: When considering the serious and...

5/22/2016

article Native American Journalists Association criticizes Washington Post poll
(Washington D.C.) -- At a time when Washington owner Daniel Snyder and supporters of his team’s name cling to an opinion expressed by 450 self-identifying Native...
article Native American Leader Responds To Washington Post 'Redskins' Poll
(Washington D.C.) -- Ray Halbritter of the Oneida Nation is a critic of the Washington football team's name. He disputes a Washington Post poll that found most...
article Why decency matters more than polls for Redskins’ team name
(New York) -- For years I’ve wondered why only nine out of 10 dentists recommend Crest. Who doesn’t and why? According to “Statista,” in 2011,...
article OP-ED: The Post's View: A slur is a slur: Change the Washington football team’s name
(Washington D.C.) -- ABOUT TWO years ago, we told you that we would stop using the name of Washington’s pro football team, except when it was essential for clarity,...
article Opinion: NFL team name is still a slur, regardless of poll of self-identified "Native Americans"
(Washington D.C.) -- About two years ago, we told you that we would stop using the name of Washington's pro football team, except when it was essential for clarity,...
article SCHILLING: Offended by the Redskins?: An Indian Country Twitter Poll
(Washington D.C.) -- As some of you know, The Washington Post recently ran a story on Thursday about a poll of 504 people which indicated that 90% of Native Americans...
article Unoffended Native Americans devastating to white liberal progressives
(Idaho) -- A recent poll by the Washington Post revealed that around 90 percent of Native Americans are not offended by the Washington Redskins’ mascot. The news...
article WOODY: If the 'Redskins' nickname does not offend, it's time to move on
(Virginia) -- Finally we have an answer. Finally, someone asked those whose opinions matter most. Finally, some closure. Yeah, right. As if that’s ever going to...

5/21/2016

article Inside the fight between Daniel Snyder and Native American activists over ‘Redskins’
(Washington D.C.) -- The world’s most powerful man had just uttered five words that, in an instant, fundamentally altered the debate. “I’d think about...
article A Heated Linguistic Debate: What Makes ‘Redskins’ a Slur?
(Washington D.C.) -- Growing up as a member of the Gila River Indian Community in Arizona, Brian Howard attended an elementary school that was within the boundaries of...
article BLOG: WaPo’s new Redsk*ns survey: Faulty data and missing the point
(Rhode Island) -- This morning I woke up to phone notifications. Blinking awake, I clicked over to twitter on my phone, and was greeted with the news: “New poll...
article Diversity group urges Redskins to meet with Native American leaders opposed to name
(Washington D.C.) -- A diversity group that works closely with the NFL called Friday for Washington Redskins officials to meet with Native American leaders opposed to...
article MOYA-SMITH: Washington Post Finds 500 People Who Don't Find R-Word Offensive; Half Say They Are Enrolled Tribal Members
(New York) -- It didn't take long after The Washington Post published a report claiming 9 out of 10 Native Americans do not find the name of the Washington NFL team...
article Native American Groups Reject Washington Post 'Redskins' Poll
(Washington D.C.) -- Native Americans are responding with skepticism to a Washington Post poll published Thursday which suggests a majority of the community are not...
article Poll Finds Most Native Americans Aren't Offended By Redskins Name
(Washington D.C.) -- NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Washington Post reporter John Woodrow Cox about his paper's poll that shows 9 out of 10 Native Americans aren...
article The Native Sports Columnist Throws Red Flag at Washington Post Poll
(USA) -- I’m still waiting for the Washington Post to write, “April Fool’s!” I guess we’re in May now, though. That Redskins poll it...
article Letter: Lancaster board handled change of mascot poorly
(New York) -- As long as we’re doing “just a thought,” maybe The News editorial board could give just a thought to some other sports nicknames in this...

5/20/2016

article A new poll says Native Americans don’t mind ‘Washington Redskins.’ Harry Reid disagrees.
(Washington D.C.) -- He's called them a "racist franchise" that "denigrates Native Americans." He's called the team's name "...
article For Native American activists, a new Post poll on Redskins name won’t end their fight
(Washington D.C.) -- For activists who have long pushed to change the name of the Washington Redskins, a Washington Post poll showing that 9 of 10 Native Americans are...
article Haskell faculty, students call Washington Redskins poll results ‘crazy’
(Kansas) -- Ask around Haskell Indian Nations University, and you’ll certainly find some people who aren’t offended by the Washington, D.C., professional...
article Houska: Regardless of WaPo Poll, Native Mascots Hurt Our Youth
(USA) -- When you’re Native American, the wins are often too few and far between. Just when you think you’ve finally made progress, that society might be...
article Native Americans are crying foul at this poll saying native people don’t find the name ‘Redskins’ offensive
(Washington D.C.) -- Native Americans are firing back at a Washington Post poll published Thursday claiming most native people are not “bothered” by the team...
article NCAI representative calls Washington Post poll “irrelevant” to team name debate
(Washington D.C.) -- The National Congress of American Indians describes itself (without any opposition of which we’re aware) as “the oldest, largest and...
article Opinion: ‘Redskins’ poll is really about a new NFL stadium
(Washington D.C.) -- Now we know: Most Native Americans say the name of Washington, D.C.’s football team doesn’t offend them ... maybe. The Washington Post...
article Why Dan Snyder Is Still Wrong About the Redskins’ Name
(Washington D.C.) -- Dan Snyder has missed the point. Yesterday, the Washington Post published the results of a national poll of 504 Native Americans. Maybe surprisingly...
article Will a new poll on the Redskins name alter the legal fight over the team’s federal trademarks?
(Washington D.C.) -- A new Washington Post poll showing that 9 in 10 Native Americans are not offended by the Redskins name is likely to be cited by the football team in...
article Changing an NFL Team’s Name Won’t Fix Indian Schools
(New York) -- A new poll out this week from the Washington Post finds that 90% of Native Americans are not offended by the name of the Washington Redskins football team...

5/19/2016

article In complex Redskins name debate, poll should give both sides pause
(Washington D.C.) -- So here’s a twist: Native Americans appear far less concerned about the Redskins team name than Washingtonians. That fact might not make the...
article In their words: 12 Native Americans talk about the furor over the Redskins name
(Washington D.C.) -- In a new Washington Post poll, nine in 10 Native Americans say they are not offended by the name of the Washington Redskins. Here are the voices of...
article New poll finds 9 in 10 Native Americans aren’t offended by Redskins name
(Washington D.C.) -- Nine in 10 Native Americans say they are not offended by the Washington Redskins name, according to a new Washington Post poll that shows how few...
article Haskell faculty, students call Washington Redskins poll results ‘crazy’
(Kansas) -- Ask around Haskell Indian Nations University, and you’ll certainly find some people who aren’t offended by the Washington, D.C., professional...
article How The Washington Post conducted the survey on the Redskins’ name
(Washington D.C.) -- A new Washington Post survey explores attitudes of Native Americans toward the Washington Redskins team, marking the first national gauge of the...
article MORON ALERT: Dan Snyder “gratified” by Native American support for “Redskins”
(Washington D.C.) -- Dan Snyder is, unsurprisingly, pleased to see that a new poll shows the vast majority of Native Americans do not object to the name of his team. A...
article NFL’s reluctance to wade into Redskins name debate bolstered by poll’s findings
(Washington D.C.) -- Even before Thursday’s release of a Washington Post poll showing that nine in 10 Native Americans aren’t offended by the Washington...
article “Change the Mascot” campaign calls poll results “hardly surprising”
(Washington D.C.) -- As Dan Snyder completes a victory lap or two regarding a Washington Post poll that finds 90 percent of 504 Native American adults who responded aren...

5/7/2016

article Running ‘into the arrows’: Haskell commencement speaker took on Redskins, urges graduates to stand up for indigenous peoples
(Kansas) -- Haskell Indian Nations University graduate Amanda Blackhorse is known nationwide as the woman leading the legal fight to change the name of the Washington...

5/4/2016

article OP/ED: Redskins, and Other Troubling Trademarks
(Washington D.C.) -- The Supreme Court may soon take up two cases in which the government does not want to register trademarks it considers disparaging — for the...

5/2/2016

article Conrad Schools of Science closer to losing Redskins
(Delaware) -- The nickname for the Conrad Schools of Science may not be the Redskins for much longer. Following a contentious vote Monday night in Elsmere, a committee...
article Supreme Court Could Weigh In on Redskins Trademark Case
(Washington D.C.) -- There is a federal law that allows the government to discriminate against messages that may disparage people, even the dead, as well as “...

4/28/2016

article Redskins ask US high court to weigh contentious trademark
(Washington D.C.) -- The Washington Redskins have asked the US Supreme Court to determine whether the American football team can trademark its name, denounced by...
article Redskins Say Feds' Lanham Act Defense Allows Content Ban [sub req]
(New York) -- The owners of the Washington Redskins told the Fourth Circuit on Tuesday that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has admitted in a U.S. Supreme Court...

4/27/2016

article After Redskin Ban, CA High School Votes on Native Mascots, Even Skull Headdress
(California) -- After a statewide ban on high schools using the Redskin mascot for sports teams, Calaveras High School in San Andreas, California has put more Native-...
article KEELER: Kimmy Schmidt Asks How the Redskins Is This Still A Thing
(Oregon) -- "Redskins" was once used to describe the bloody body parts of Native men, women and children sold to the U.S. Government for bounty. Now it's a...

4/26/2016

press release Change the Mascot Responds to Washington NFL Team’s Supreme Court Special Petition
(New York) -- The Change the Mascot campaign today accused the Washington NFL team of attempting to bypass a federal appeals court with its filing of a special petition...
article Redskins Take Trademark Case Straight To Supreme Court [sub req]
(New York) -- The owners of the Washington Redskins took their high-profile trademark case to the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday, filing an unusual petition that asks the...

4/25/2016

article Redskins ask Supreme Court to review trademark case
(Washington D.C.) -- The Washington Redskins have asked the Supreme Court to review their appeal of a federal judge’s July ruling that upheld the cancellation of...
article Supreme Court Asked to Hear Two Cases That Could Sack Washington 'Redskins' Name
(Washington D.C.) -- The federal government and attorneys for the Washington Redskins have asked the Supreme Court to review separate cases that could lead to revocation...

4/21/2016

article OP/ED: Have you noticed anything missing, like the word ‘Redskins’?
(Idaho) -- If you follow local sports, you may have noticed something. For the past several months this paper has not used the term Redskins to describe any of our local...

4/20/2016

article Offensive Trademark Ban Headed To High Court [sub req]
(Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Wednesday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a ruling that declared unconstitutional the agency’...

4/17/2016

article LETTER: 'Redskin' a racial slur that emerged from a bloody history
(Pennsylvania) -- When you imagine a Native American do you think of someone just like you, working a job like yours, and living a life similar to your own? Or instead...

4/15/2016

article New York Giants Avoid Using The Word "Redskins" In Their Schedule Release (UPDATE)
(USA) -- Here’s the New York Giants’ schedule for the 2015-16 season. Notice which two games are not like the others? Well you read the headline of the blog...

4/7/2016

article Beyond Redskins: Tulare Union High surveys public on new school mascot
(California) -- A committee at Tulare Union High is surveying the community on the proposed new mascot to replace the soon-to-be-banned Redskins.

3/31/2016

article Budding Native Hoops Legend Preston Wynne Lends Opinion on Hometown Redskins Conflict
(Washington) -- Lately, it seems everything Preston Wynne touches turns to gold. In the past four years he’s won basketball championships at two colleges, one...

3/21/2016

article 'Redskins' Marks Rightfully Tossed, DOJ Tells 4th Circ. [sub req]
(Washington D.C.) -- The Washington Redskins' name is “racially disparaging,” and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board did not restrict the speech of the...

3/18/2016

article Bernie Sanders opposes Washington Redskins’ name
(Arizona) -- Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has come out against the Washington Redskins team name. Speaking about “un-American tactics” at...

3/4/2016

article MORON ALERT: Cheroenhaka Chief supports Redskins name
(USA) -- With the Washington Redskins scheduled to play in London’s Wembley Stadium this season, two members of British Parliament last month sent a “...

3/1/2016

article Navajo Nation Supports Washington Redskins Trademark Cancellation
(Washington D.C.) -- A brief has been filed by the Navajo Nation affirming the nation’s opposition to the name “Washington Redskins.” The derogatory...
article U.S. rep, British MP write op-ed against Redskins playing at Wembley
(UK) -- U.S. representative Betty McCollum and British MP Michael Dugher wrote a joint op-ed against the Washington Redskins playing at Wembley Stadium because of their...

2/29/2016

article OP/ED: We must stop the NFL from exporting racism
(Washington D.C.) -- Sport has got to be one of the most unifying forces on the planet. It has a unique ability to break down barriers and unite diverse nations, races...

2/27/2016

article Wife of Redskins owner donated to Trump
(Washington D.C.) -- Tanya Snyder, wife of controversial Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder, donated to Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump, a finding...

2/26/2016

article Drinker Biddle Partner Honored For Work To Cancel Redskins' Trademark Registrations
(Washington D.C.) -- This week, DC-based Drinker Biddle & Reath partner Jesse Witten received the National Congress of American Indians Special Recognition Award for...
article Hey, Dan Snyder: New poll shows young NFL fans want name change in Washington
(New York) -- This month’s annual NFL poll by Public Policy Polling uncovered deep generational and racial divides on whether the D.C. NFL Team should change its...
article Politicians call on NFL to make Washington Redskins change their name or send team 'that does not promote a racial slur' to play London match
(UK) -- Two British politicians have written to National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell to complain about the nickname of the Washington Redskins ahead of...
article Navajo Nation Files Court Brief Supporting Redskins Trademark Cancellation
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Nation has filed a brief affirming its opposition to the name of Washington's NFL team, the Redskins. Last year, a federal judge cancelled...

2/25/2016

article British Parliament Tells NFL It Is ‘Unacceptable’ To Bring ‘New Racial Slurs’ To Britain
(UK) -- The Washington NFL team is scheduled to play in London this fall, and two members of the British Parliament aren’t happy about it. “We were shocked...
article UK Lawmakers Tell Redskins: Change Name or Don't Bother Coming
(UK) -- Two Labour party representatives have written to the NFL to put pressure on the Redskins to rethink their name ahead of a game in London scheduled for this fall.

2/24/2016

article British pols: Change Washington name or send different team to U.K.
(UK) -- The pressure to change the name of Dan Snyder's football team grows -- and not just domestically. Two members of British Parliament wrote a strongly worded...
article Redskins’ trip to London draws objection from British Parliament members
(UK) -- It appears the controversy over the Redskins’ name will follow it to London — assuming the team makes its scheduled trip there to play the Bengals in...

2/23/2016

article Navajo Nation officials support Redskins trademark cancellation
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Nation filed an amicus brief with the Fourth Circuit in Pro Football versus Amanda Blackhorse, et al., urging the court to affirm the...

2/22/2016

article Houska: Navajo Nation Files Brief Against Washington NFL Team
(Virginia) -- Last week, the Navajo Nation reiterated the tribe’s opposition to the Washington football team with the filing of an amicus brief in support of...
article Tribal attorneys file brief against NFL team
(Virginia) -- The Navajo Nation has filed a brief in support of upholding the cancellation of the Washington Redskins trademark held by Pro-Football Inc. Last week, the...

2/19/2016

article Redskins Name Controversy Update: Congressman's Letter To NFL Commissioner Goodell Cites 'Hurtful Slur'
(Washington D.C.) -- Another politician took the time to criticize the name of the NFL's Washington Redskins, calling it a "hateful, hurtful slur," in a...

2/17/2016

article Rep. John Katko to NFL: Washington Redskins name is 'hateful, hurtful slur'
(New York) -- U.S. Rep. John Katko wants the NFL to force Washington's football team to stop using the Redskins name because it "represents a hateful, hurtful,...

2/12/2016

article Proposal Would Prohibit Use of Racially Offensive Term for School Teams
(Washington) -- Lawmakers in Olympia are considering a bill to prohibit the use of racially offensive school names. The proposal would bar public schools from using the...
article Redskins-Themed Restaurant Coming Soon In Loudoun County, Va.
(Virginia) -- Hail Hog Kitchen & Tap will open in late spring in the popular One Loudoun Downtown District. Hail Hog will prominently feature the storied Washington...
article Tulare Union High School seeks new mascot to replace banned 'Redskins'
(California) -- A giant mural of an Indian chief in full headdress is painted on the front of Tulare Union High School. That will soon change. The school district this...

2/11/2016

article Tulare community reacts to decision to drop Redskin mascot
(California) -- The Tulare Joint Union High School District announced it will drop the name “Redskin” as the mascot for Tulare Union, ending nearly 100 years...
article Tulare high school abandons fight for Redskins mascot name
(California) -- The Tulare Joint Union High School District is giving up its Redskins team mascot. The district announced this week that it will form a committee to...
article Tulare Union High School will change Redskins mascot
(California) -- Tulare Union High School will not be known as the Redskins much longer. A press release on behalf of Tulare Joint Union High School District...
article Gustine chooses new mascot after governor bans Redskins
(California) -- After a new state law banned the Redskins mascot, Gustine High School will return to its roots by changing its nickname to the Reds, becoming the first...

2/7/2016

article George Brown College under fire for ad during ‘Redskins’ game
(Ontario) -- Brad Gallant, a Qalipu Mi’Kmaq man who lives in Mississauga, has filed a complaint with the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario against George Brown...

2/3/2016

article NFL Owner Robert McNair Supports 'Redskins,' Says Cherokees Couldn’t Hold Their Whiskey
(New York) -- In a New York Times interview with Robert McNair, owner of the NFL’s Houston Texans, the self-made multi-billionaire told Times correspondent Mark...

2/2/2016

article BBC Asked Not to Use 'Redskins'
(UK) -- A columnist for British newspaper The Independent has called on the BBC not to use the term "Redskins" to refer to the Washington NFL team when the...

1/27/2016

article NFL-themed restaurant won't carry Washington's team name as planned
(Washington) -- A restaurant planned for Ashburn that was to to be called “Redskins Grille” and be themed around Washington’s NFL team has changed the...
article Washington NFL Team to Play at Anti-Racism Stadium in London
(USA) -- The Washington NFL team controversy is going global. On October 30, 2016 the team is slated to play the Cincinnati Bengals at Wembley Stadium in London, England.

1/22/2016

article Goshen High School honors tradition of Redskins mascot with open house, commemorative T-shirt
(Indiana) -- Although Goshen has entered a new era of the “RedHawks Rising,” the 90-year Redskins tradition will live on in the hallways of Goshen High...
article Local Native Americans call for mascot change
(California) -- One of Randy Celaya’s most memorable moments at Tulare Western didn’t come in a classroom. It came during a brawl between students and staff...

1/20/2016

article Proposed law would ban 'Redskins' name in schools
(Washington) -- A pair of laws being considered in Washington's abbreviated 2016 legislative session would ban the use of the name "Redskins" at public...
article Native Americans: Negative impacts of media portrayals, stereotypes
(USA) -- Controversies around the continued use of Native American mascots for high schools and professional sports teams have reached a fever pitch in recent years,...

1/18/2016

article Chelsea Handler criticizes Redskins team name in essay
(Washington D.C.) -- It’s essentially Chelsea Handler’s job as a comedian to make fun of people. The more politically incorrect the punchlines, the better....
article Chelsea Handler: I Can’t Sit Indian-Style Anymore
(Washington D.C.) -- The comedian and star of the upcoming Netflix documentary series Chelsea Does, premiering Jan. 23, writes about how America has become too damn...
article LETTER: History shows why the Washington football team’s name is unacceptable
(Washington D.C.) -- The Jan. 12 editorial “Come back to the District” offered good reasons for the Washington football team, with a new name, to return to...

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