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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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10/25/2014

article Roger Staubach on Redskins: ‘If that name is derogatory to the Indian nation, I say get rid of it’
(Washington D.C.) -- Dallas owner Jerry Jones said this week that the Redskins team name “is one of pride” and is “a great part of the tradition of the...
article Washington Redskins’ racist mascot must be changed
(North Carolina) -- A mascot is a brand, a symbol, an icon, a rallying point and a banner of an organization. “When someone asks your favorite team, you don’...

10/24/2014

article Game day rally at U to draw crowds protesting NFL, DC team's mascot
(Minnesota) -- Native American leaders and University of Minnesota students say they're expecting thousands of people to turn out for a protest against the...

10/23/2014

article Expect an enormous rally against the Redskins name at upcoming MN game
(Minnesota) -- The Washington Redskins are coming to Minneapolis and the team's controversial nickname is stirring up emotions.
article ‘No Honor In Racism Rally’ Planned For Vikings-Redskins Game
(Minnesota) -- There is controversy surrounding the Vikings home game next week. But it’s not because of the home team. It’s their opponent that’s...

10/22/2014

article An Open Letter to Matthew McConaughey About the Washington Football Team
(USA) -- Let me start by saying that I'm a fan. I don't mean that facetiously, like when people thank Obama. I'm serious; I'm a screenwriter by trade,...
article Santana Moss explains his new Native American-themed tattoo
(Washington D.C.) -- Santana Moss got a new tattoo on his leg. It’s kind of large. And pretty evocative. “S/o to my Boi @tattzbyd for coming up to bless me...
article What do the Redskins and gun control have in common? Ask Matthew McConaughey
(Washington D.C.) -- Matthew McConaughey became the latest person to wade into the Washington Redskins name debate in an interview with GQ in which he said he wished the...
article American Indian student group addresses Washington mascot
(Minnesota) -- For some University of Minnesota students, the protests set to take place next month at the Minnesota Vikings and Washington Redskins game are about much...
article City attorney: Minneapolis can’t ban ‘Redskins’
(Minnesota) -- Minneapolis doesn’t have legal authority to ban the Washington Redskins’ name when the NFL team plays at TCF Bank Stadium early next month,...
article City won't sue over Washington NFL mascot
(Minnesota) -- The City of Minneapolis lacks the legal standing to keep Washington’s NFL team from using its nickname when it plays the Vikings here next month,...
article Demonstrators prepare to protest Redskins' name
(Minnesota) -- Controversy now follows the NFL's Washington Redskins wherever they play. The Minneapolis City Council went so far as to ask the city attorney if it...
article Minneapolis won't sue NFL team to shed the Redskins nickname
(Minnesota) -- The city of Minneapolis lacks the legal standing to keep Washington’s NFL team from using its nickname when it plays the host Vikings in November,...

10/21/2014

article Cowboys Owner Jones: Redskins Name A Non-Issue
(Texas) -- Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder vows to not allow the changing of the name of his team. And he has the support of Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones.
article Jerry Jones: Snyder Should Keep Redskins Name
(Texas) -- Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder has vowed never to change the name of his franchise despite facing increasing pressure to do so. Jerry Jones doesn’...
article MORON ALERT: Matthew McConaughey comes out to support Washington Redskins keeping their 'offensive' team name
(Hollywood) -- Man of the moment Matthew McConaughey has taken up an unlikely cause - supporting Washington Redskins team owner Dan Snyder in his quest to keep the team...

10/20/2014

article BREITBART: POLL: Elite Media Fail – Only 14% Want Redskins to Change Name
(Washington D.C.) -- After their failed efforts to steal our guns and open our borders, we now have another example of an increasingly bubbled and out-of-touch...
article THE BLAZE: A college professor is pushing to shut down a Virginia radio station for using the word ‘Redskins’ on air
(Washington D.C.) -- A radio station is in the middle of a fight at the Federal Communications Commission over its right to broadcast, as a college professor has...

10/18/2014

article Will Vikings violate their contract with U-Minn. if ‘Redskins’ is used at Nov. 2 game?
(Washington D.C.) -- When the Washington Redskins play in the University of Minnesota’s stadium on Nov. 2, will use of the team’s name violate a contract the...
article Goshen High School (and Washington), listen to those who know – Redskins is an offensive team name
(Indiana) -- Broadcasters, sportswriters and even entire newspapers refuse to use it. Christians, Jews, Muslims and Buddhists oppose it, as does half the U.S. Senate. A...
article Jack Shakely: Indian references in sports not really the problem
(California) -- As a mixed-blood Muscogee/Creek Indian, I would like to commend Washington, D.C.'s professional football team on its tasteful logo. The American...
article Opinion: Why the Fuss Over Washington Redskins Is Demeaning to American Indians
(USA) -- Anyone who pays attention to the affairs of Native Americans – or American Indians, as they more often refer to themselves – cannot help but be...
article Student Newspaper Bans R-Word, Braces for First Amendment Fight
(Pennsylvania) -- In October 2013, the staff of the Playwickian, the student newspaper of Neshaminy High School Redskins in Langhorne, Pennsylvania, became one of the...

10/17/2014

article Groups press U to fight NFL, ban DC team's mascot from stadium
(Minnesota) -- The University of Minnesota isn't using all its legal leverage to block the use of the Washington Redskins' name and logo at the university's...
article FEIN: The ‘Redskins’ virus
(Washington D.C.) -- According to a recent petition filed with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), a “Redskins” virus has infected the broadcast...
article Professor takes the Redskins name change controversy to the FCC
(Washington D.C.) -- John Banzhaf considers the Redskins name a slur: "It constitutes fighting words, it constitutes profanity,it constituents hate speech,"...
article Professor tries Hail Mary pass to shut down Redskins nickname
(USA) -- A George Washington University law professor is making a unique constitutional argument to pressure the Washington Redskins into changing their own...
article WWXX Owner Says 'Redskins' License Challenge Is Meritless
(Washington D.C.) -- Red Zebra Broadcasting, the licensee of Dan Snyder's WWXX-FM sports radio station in Washington has told the FCC that the petitions to deny the...
article Column: Of Columbus, The Redskins, And Ignorant Racism
(Arizona) -- Because I love nothing more than spending my time beating dead horses (no horses were harmed in the writing of this column), I have one thing to tell you:...
article Football fans in Virginia Beach sound off on Redskins name controversy
(Virginia) -- There isn’t much to cheer about in Redskins Nation at this point. The team is just 1-5 so far this season. But the team’s problems aren’t...
article OP/ED: In name controversy, Washington benefits from distractions, poor season
(USA) -- The debate over the name of the Washington NFL franchise has reached the point where it’s so entrenched it has in many respects become overlooked and...

10/16/2014

article As FCC petition looms, local broadcasts unchanged on Redskins use
(Wisconsin) -- Each Friday night of the fall, Brent Randall sits in a pressbox and gives play-by-play of Goshen high school football. It’s what he’s done at...
article MORON ALERT: Former Redskins player Ray Schoenke says Daniel Snyder can “make a difference” financially for Native Americans
(Washington D.C.) -- Former Washington Redskins player Ray Schoenke, who played on the team from 1966 to 1975, has been a leader in the team’s Redskins Facts...
article Redskins protest brings out pro, con viewpoints
(Arizona) -- Before her grandmother passed on, Amanda Blackhorse explained to her what the “R-word” meant and why it is a racial slur. Her grandma’s...

10/15/2014

article Changing Field: A New Guideline On What To Call That Washington Football Team
(Washington D.C.) -- And so NPR is pulling back on using the name of the Washington football team after all. Seven months after NPR editors officially declared that they...
article MORON ALERT: Glenn Beck Wants to Be Dan Snyder’s New Best Friend
(Washington D.C.) -- Local NFL executive Dan Snyder’s list of friends keeps getting better. His latest ally? Conservative commentator and occasional conspiracy...
article Native Americans Join FCC Petition to Ban Redskins Name From Broadcast
(Washington D.C.) -- A group of Native Americans have joined a petition to the FCC to ban using the Washington Redskins team name in radio and television broadcasts. The...
article Redskins name controversy: NPR advises limited use of team name
(Washington D.C.) -- NPR intends to limit the use of the word "Redskins." Standards editor Mark Memmott issued a memo to the newsroom on Friday -- which was...
article WILL: Will the FCC try to tackle ‘Redskins’?
(Washington D.C.) -- Wretched excess by government can be beneficial if it startles people into wholesome disgust and deepened distrust and it prompts judicial rebukes...

10/14/2014

article Banzhaf: Native Americans Petition to Deny WWXX License
(Washington D.C.) -- Jay Winter NightWolf, a Native American and a listener to sports radio station WWXX-FM, has filed a petition with the FCC in support of one filed by...
article Effort to Deny Radio Station’s License Over Use of ‘Redskins’ Gains Support — TV Stations May Also Be Targeted
(USA) -- A petition by a legal activist to deny a radio station’s license because of the use of the word “Redskins” in reference to the Washington NFL...
article Washington Redskins feel heat in Native American mascot debate
(Washington D.C.) -- The Washington Redskins and the University of Utah are among those sports teams asked to reconsider using Native American references for their...
article Native Americans add to Redskins file at FCC
(Washington D.C.) -- Three more petitions — from people involved with a Native American radio program — have been filed at the FCC against a radio station...
article OKC District Examines ‘Redskins’ Name at High School
(Oklahoma) -- Oklahoma City Public Schools is looking into whether the Redskins nickname at Capitol Hill High School should be changed.

10/13/2014

article OP/ED: 'Redskins' is not a nice word
(Chicago) -- As a mixed-blood Muscogee/Creek Indian, I would like to commend Washington, D.C.'s, professional football team on its tasteful logo. The American Indian...
article Daniel Snyder Fools No One by Having Navajo President at Washington Game
(Arizona) -- Eyebrows raised across America on Sunday afternoon when Washington Redskins team owner Daniel Snyder was shown during a game seated beside Ben Shelly,...
article Daniel Snyder watches Redskins-Cardinals with the Navajo Nation president
(Arizona) -- Fox cameras on Sunday caught Redskins owner Daniel Snyder sitting with Ben Shelly, president of the Navajo Nation, during Washington’s game at Arizona.
article MORON ALERT: Controversial Navajo Nation president and his wife join Washington Redskins owner in his VIP box at NFL game - as protesters gather against 'racist' name outside
(Arizona) -- Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder sparked even more outrage over his team's name on Sunday when he invited the president of the largest Native...
article Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly sits in box with Dan Snyder
(Arizona) -- Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder's public campaign to convince everyone that his team's name isn't racist took another swing. Snyder was...
article Navajo President Attends Redskins Game With Dan Snyder
(Arizona) -- The president of the country’s largest American Indian reservation appears to be a supporter of the Washington Redskins.
article Navajo president wears Redskins hat at NFL game
(Arizona) -- A business meeting between the Navajo Nation president and the Washington Redskins has many people asking why.
article Shelly says he talked business with Snyder
(Arizona) -- Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly says he talked business with Redskins owner Dan Snyder at Sunday's NFL game and not about the ongoing debate over the...
article Washington Redskins racist? What do the Navajo really think?
(USA) -- Navajo Nation president Ben Shelly sat next to Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder on Sunday. Does that mean Navajo people approve of the NFL team's...
article Calls to change 'Redskins' name precedes game against Cardinals
(Arizona) -- The controversy following Washington, DC's, NFL franchise has landed on Arizona turf. Demonstrators were outside University of Phoenix stadium before...
article Conversation will examine impact, use of Washington Redskins nickname
(Pennsylvania) -- Do the eight letters constitute a piece of sports history or an racial epithet? Where do business interests, emotions and public opinion polls fit in...
article DON'T FEED THE IDIOTS: Keep Redskins name to preserve culture
(New York) -- I realize that my educated opinion means nothing, but, I feel that I must get it out there. I have put a lot of thought into my final decision, which has...
article FedEx Votes Down Proposal To Drop Sponsorship Of ‘Redskins’ Stadium, Citing Some B.S.
(Tennessee) -- As we all know, the way to a rich man’s heart is through his wallet — or possibly his penis, but mostly his wallet. So it appears the only way...
article Minneapolis investigates banning Redskins name
(Minnesota) -- After shaking up University of Minnesota administrators and other policymakers, the controversy surrounding the Washington Redskins has moved downtown to...
article UMN student group asks for mascot ban, protection
(Minnesota) -- An American Indian student group at the University of Minnesota has sent President Eric Kaler a letter urging him to keep the Washington “Redskins...

10/12/2014

article Disgraced, Soon-To-Be-Former Navajo Nation President Attends 'Skins Game
(Arizona) -- As part of his campaign to convince you that his team's name isn't racist, Dan Snyder took in today's game with Ben Shelly, president of the...
article Navajo Nation President Spotted At Washington Redskins Game Wearing Redskins Hat
(Arizona) -- Indian Country Today says “It is unfortunate the Navajo Nation administration of Ben Shelly is so out of step with the Navajo people, particularly the...
article Navajo Nation president wears Redskins hat, sits with Snyder
(Arizona) -- Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly is a Washington Redskins supporter and not afraid to show it. Shelly spent part of Sunday's game between the Redskins...
article Protesters of Redskins name to rally in Glendale
(Arizona) -- Demonstrators opposed to the Washington Redskins name plan to hold a rally this morning before the team's scheduled game against the Arizona Cardinals....
article The Redskins are trying really hard to convince you the team name isn’t racist
(Washington D.C.) -- You guys, the Washington Fightin’ Snyders are really, really trying hard to convince you that their team name isn’t racist. In fact,...
article Washington Redskins tweet photo of Native American family enjoying game
(Arizona) -- The war over the Washington Redskins franchise name continues to rage on though the team themselves may have jumped the shark today.
article Native Americans plan to mount largest-ever Redskins protest at Vikings game
(Minnesota) -- Next month, the Washington Redskins will fly to a state with a governor who has called their mascot racist, drive to a university with a president who...
article Tribal chief: No FedEx until Redskins change team name
(Montana) -- A Native American chief has asked all tribal employees to refrain from using FedEx until the Washington Redskins changes its team name

10/11/2014

article A note for the Washington Unmentionables
(Arizona) -- Sunday! Sunday!! Sunday!!! It's the Arizona Cardinals vs. the Washington Unmentionables with a pregame protest by Native Americans outside University of...
article Native group's plans to demonstrate at Cardinals game fueled by Facebook
(Arizona) -- It used to shock her to see cellphones on the Navajo Reservation. But now Amanda Blackhorse, who grew up there, sometimes without running water or...
article Protesters gather in Scottsdale over Redskins team name
(Arizona) -- A group of about a dozen protesters gathered outside of a Scottsdale sports bar that hosted a Washington Redskins fan rally Saturday night.
article Fake Indian Gets Faker In War With Washington Post Reporter
(Washington D.C.) -- Mark One Wolf, who sure looks like just another bogus Indian propped up by Dan Snyder, has added one more native-sounding name to his already...
article Local Indigenous Artist Showcases the Racism of Redskin
(Washington D.C.) -- Those who think the continuing movement to change the name of the local pro football team is a waste of time and trivial were clearly not at the...
article OP/ED: Stamping Out Ugly Stereotypes: How the Postal Service Perpetuates Racism
(Virginia) -- Over the past two years, we have studied images of Native Americans as represented in a major form of American public art: stamps issued by the United...
article Viewpoint: Snyder should change the Redskins team name
(Texas) -- When it comes to U.S. history, there aren’t many groups that have had it as bad as Native Americans. From an invasion of their homeland to an attempted...
article Tulare Union High School stands by Redskin mascot amid national firestorm
(California) -- A statue of Chief Seattle, the epitome of Tulare Union High School's depiction of its Redskin mascot, evokes a myriad of reactions depending on the...
article Giants, N.J. retailers should blacklist Washington Redskins' name, lawmakers say
(New Jersey) -- A pair of New Jersey lawmakers have a message for the Washington Redskins: Your team name isn't welcome here. Joining a growing chorus of critics...

10/10/2014

article Native American Groups Organizing Protest of Washington Redskins at Cardinals Game
(Arizona) -- Various Native American groups are banding together to protest games involving Washington's NFL team, starting with this weekend's game against the...
article Commentary: Hail to Washington's NFL Franchise!
(Washington D.C.) -- So this preseason, I did a segment on Keith Olbermann's show where I discussed the fantasy value of a lot of NFL players, including some on...
article GALANDA: Redskins: Looking In The Mirror
(Washington) -- Some colleagues have reacted negatively to my posts about Nike’s N7 Fund (here and here), mostly saying that N7 has done a lot of good in Indian...
article Report: Indian booster for Washington Redskins is not an Indian
(Washington D.C.) -- A Indian featured by Washington Redskins in an ad campaign defending the team’s controversial name may not be an Indian, according to Deadspin.
article Neshaminy School Board Member Wanted Newspaper Editors Prosecuted
(Pennsylvania) -- We’ve told you before about the administrators at Neshaminy High School in Bucks County. Last year, student editors at The Playwickian banned the...
article One High School's Insane Quest to Make Students Print 'Redskins'
(Pennsylvania) -- On the morning of June 13, Neshaminy High School Principal Robert McGee scooted around campus confiscating copies of the school paper, the Playwickian...
article One Year Later, Teenage Journalists are Still Schooling Their Principal on Integrity
(Pennsylvania) -- In Neshaminy, Pennsylvania, students wear face paint to football games. There is a mascot in headdress. This is just kids having a good time, or so...
article N.J. lawmakers introduce Redskins resolutions, ask retailers to avoid the name
(New Jersey) -- Two politicians in New Jersey have introduced measures designed to curb use of the Washington Redskins’ name in their state, NJ Advance Media...

10/9/2014

article Native Americans to rally outside Cardinals, Redskins game in Glendale
(Arizona) -- Sunday morning, just before the Arizona Cardinals take on the Washington Redskins, a group of Native American advocates and their allies will host a march,...
article Native Groups to Protest Sunday’s Redskins Game in Arizona
(Oregon) -- A panel discussion, march and protest are planned by a coalition of Native American activists in Arizona who are challenging the use of the ethnic slur,...
article Washington Redskins pay for Natives to attend Cardinals game
(Arizona) -- The Washington Redskins, mired in controversy over the team name, will host several Native Americans at Sunday's game against the Arizona Cardinals.
article '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 Blood Money: Bank of America & the Redskins
(Washington) -- Bank of America is the “exclusive sponsor” of the Washington Redskins. Bank of America is also an exclusive lender–in fact, the leading...
article Is Dan Snyder a Billionaire Bully? Redskins Owner's Behavior Fits the Pattern
(USA) -- The Washington Redskins organization and its owner Dan Snyder have been trying to quash opposition to its name from Native Americans who condemn it as a harmful...
article LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Redskins furor is a government creation
(Washington D.C.) -- The Redskins name controversy is another example of political correctness causing divisiveness (“FCC will consider petition to ban ‘...
article Lewis Black has the perfect nickname for the Washington Redskins
(USA) -- Comedian Lewis Black loves football, but he hates all the other stuff ruining it. Black is currently on tour across the nation airing many grievances and...

10/8/2014

article Avid Sports Fan Louise Erdrich Says, ‘This Is Over,’ Urges Redskins Name Change
(Minnesota) -- Award-winning Ojibwe author and avid Vikings fan Louise Erdrich has weighed in resoundingly on the Redskins name. “This controversy is not a...
article Boivin: Ignore spin - offensive nickname coming to town
(Arizona) -- In case you didn't see it, a group of Washington Redskins supporters have an ad running on azcentral.com that points to this Web site.
article Controversial 'Daily Show' segment features local panelist
(Montana) -- Part of a pretaped segment for "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" was banned from airing. It's part of an episode on whether the Washington...
article OP/ED: Arizona media should ban the 'R-word'
(Arizona) -- On Sunday, an NFL team from Washington, D.C., will play the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale
article OP/ED: The problem with the 'R' word? A Muskogee/Creek Indian explains it all for you
(California) -- As a mixed-blood Muscogee/Creek Indian, I would like to commend Washington, D.C.'s professional football team on its tasteful logo. The American...
article Why the Fight Over Washington NFL Team’s Name May Affect LA Stations
(California) -- Variety reports FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler recently told reporters he is considering a petition to sanction broadcast stations who use the term Redskins...

10/7/2014

article MORON ALERT: Is The Redskins' "VIP" Indian Defender A Fake Indian?
(Washington D.C.) -- Mark One Wolf was, for a time, a favored native in Dan Snyder's fight to save the "Redskins" nickname. "Native American backing...
article Redskins critic speaks about diversity
(California) -- Suzan Shown Harjo, the Native American woman who for nearly 20 years has been fighting to have the Washington Redskins change its name, urged a crowd at...
article Wiscasset renames Redskin’s Drive ‘Micmac Drive’
(Maine) -- Redskin’s Drive is no more in Wiscasset. In a 4-0 vote on October 7, selectmen changed the name of the private drive off Bradford Road to Micmac Drive,...

10/6/2014

article Missoula member of Native American comedy troupe calls ‘Daily Show’ segment ‘an intense situation’
(Montana) -- Migizi Pensoneau’s appearance Wednesday at the Roxy Theater, where he will show and discuss videos made by the Native American comedy troupe he is a...
article BLOG: How I Realized Loving the Washington Redskins Means Demanding a Name Change
(Washington D.C.) -- It's one of my first memories. I was five when my father bought me Braves on the Warpath: The Fifty Greatest Games in History of the Washington...
article D'ERRICO: The Puzzling Case of Natives Who Favor 'Redskins'
(USA) -- The effort to relegate "redskins" to the wastebasket of historical racism stirs up a backlash from so-called "fans" of the epithet. One...
article LEGAL BLOG: The Cancellation of the Washington Redskins Trademarks
(Washington D.C.) -- On June 18, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, which is part of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, surprised the National Football League, its...
article Washington NFL team invited to debate nicknames at U of M
(Minnesota) -- The University of Minnesota has invited Washington’s NFL team to join in a debate about a touchy subject: the use of Indian stereotypes in sports...

10/5/2014

article The Cancellation of the Washington Redskins Trademarks
(New York) -- On June 18, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, which is part of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, surprised the National Football League, its fans...
article No, the FCC may not ban the use of “Redskins” on radio and TV broadcasting
(Washington D.C.) -- Prof. John Banzhaf has filed a petition asking the FCC to revoke the broadcast license of stations that use the word “Redskins.”
article On the chilling effect, from one of the chillers
(Washington D.C.) -- Prof. John Banzhaf passed along this press release for me to post, and I’m very glad to do so. The press release gleefully embracing the...
article STOKES: Anti-Indian Racism Is Everywhere in America
(Pennsylvania) -- The season premiere of South Park, which aired September 24, struck a chord familiar to many viewers and is sure to set the Washington football team...

10/4/2014

article Amid Nickname Controversy, Washington’s NFL Franchise Struggles
(Washington D.C.) -- Washington isn’t home to the worst team in the NFL, but its squad does have a losing record, quarterback troubles and a federal fight over its...
article Someone Finally Came Up With A Good Way To Get The Redskins To Change Their Name
(USA) -- The more I follow this controversy over changing the name of the team the Washington Redskins, the more I’ve been losing hope for my fellow earth-dwellers.
article BLOG: It’s hard to stay neutral on Redskins name controversy
(Virginia) -- I’ve gone back and forth on the Redskins name controversy, wavering from the position that the name issue isn’t the biggest deal in the world...
article Column: The Washington controversy
(Georgia) -- It may not matter to you, but it matters to a lot of people. Which is why you should the Washington “Redskins” should take on a new nickname.
article Native American Addresses Public Reaction to Mascot Controversy
(Washington D.C.) -- Following Native American activist Tara Houska's appearance on our show Washington Weekly: In The News people began commenting about her hair...
article Nike’s ‘Redskins-Themed’ Birthday for Kevin Durant Draws Ire From Native Group
(Oregon) -- NBA MVP Kevin Durant, who turned 26 on September 29, walked into a Redskins-themed birthday party last week, which was thrown by Nike at their Beaverton,...
article UMN will try to limit 'Redskins' name
(Minnesota) -- The University of Minnesota on Friday announced several days of programs intended to increase awareness of racial stereotyping ahead of next month's...
article What's In A Name? Arguments For and Against a Redskins Name Change
(USA) -- If you’re like me, the excitement over Washington’s team name seems silly. It’s just another example of politically correct, have no life,...
article Native American descendants press Neshaminy School Board to stop using ‘Redskins’ as school district mascot
(Pennsylvania) -- About a dozen people, who oppose the use of the word, “Redskins,” as the school district’s mascot, attended the Sept. 23 school board...
article Update: Saranac board meeting delayed a week
(Michigan) -- A message posted on the Saranac Community Schools website announces that the school board meeting scheduled for tonight has been moved to October 9 due to...
article Redskins Road Slated for Name Change
(Maine) -- Concern over more scrutiny – and possibly a lawsuit – has prompted residents of a town in Maine to rename a private road to something less...

10/3/2014

article Redskins file motion defending suit against Native American group
(Virginia) -- The Washington Redskins filed a motion late Friday night defending their lawsuit in federal court against a group of Native Americans over the team’s...
article LA TIMES: FCC has no business regulating the name of a football team
(California) -- The Federal Communications Commission has been petitioned by an activist lawyer to effectively regulate the word “redskins” off the air....
article MORON ALERT: Redskins reps visit Lower Brule chairman
(South Dakota) -- The Washington Redskins sent team representatives to South Dakota, to meet with the chairman of the Lower Brule Sioux tribe. And the controversy...
article Educational outreach follows Washington Redskins name controversy
(Minnesota) -- Though University of Minnesota officials can’t stop the Washington Redskins from playing at TCF Bank Stadium next month, administrators are using...
article Events to spotlight offensive team nickname issues
(Minnesota) -- The Washington Redskins’ name and logo will not be welcome at the University of Minnesota next month, but the team’s perspective will be.
article Minneapolis City Council takes steps to ban offensive nickname from U of M stadium
(Minnesota) -- The Minneapolis City Council took a pair of steps Friday to try to stop the use of the "Redskins" nickname when the NFL team from Washington, D....
article University of Minnesota to tackle American Indian stereotypes ahead of Vikings-Washington game
(Minnesota) -- In advance of the Nov. 2 Minnesota Vikings' game against the Washington Redskins, the University of Minnesota will hold a series of programs on...
article Kansas City Star way ahead of anti-'Redskins' game
(Missouri) -- The Kansas City Star is way ahead of everybody when it comes to the Washington Redskins. The 134-year-old publication stopped using the word "Redskins...

10/2/2014

article Packers president: NFL owners have discussed Redskins name
(USA) -- Green Bay Packers president and CEO Mark Murphy says the National Football League’s owners have discussed the Washington Redskins nickname.
article Packers team president says NFL owners have had high-level discussions about Redskins name
(Washington D.C.) -- Packers team President Mark Murphy has been among the NFL executives most willing to discuss the Redskins name issue in recent years.
article An Open Letter to Black America: Why You Should Want the Redskins Name Changed, Too
(Washington) -- Dear Brothers and Sisters, Thank you for the opportunity to talk to you for a bit. I take this opportunity seriously. As a student and lover of black pop...

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.

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