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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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11/22/2014

article Satire unites Redskins fans, Native Americans at first Thanksgiving dinner
(USA) -- The Redskins are a mess, but issues surrounding Washington's NFL franchise on and off the football field this season are just the icing on the cake that is...
article A rabid, lifelong Redskins fan takes a stand against his beloved team’s name
(Washington D.C.) -- The fiercely devoted gathered beneath a burgundy-and-gold tent outside FedEx Field, where the Washington Redskins were an hour from kickoff.
article Ojibwa hockey star Henry Boucha shares thoughts 'Redskins' name
(Minnesota) -- Hockey fans young and old made sure to make it to the Greenway Auditorium on Wednesday, Nov. 19, to hear Henry Boucha speak about his storied career as a...
article OP/ED: Fight to change NFL mascot is about respect
(California) -- There’s an R-word that Native Americans are talking about, and it’s not reparations. In fact, hundreds of Native Americans plan to gather...
article Redskins name: “A PR dumpster fire”
(Washington D.C.) -- How many Washington Redskins fans want the name to change? A Washington Post poll conducted in June of 2013 found that the overwhelming majority of...

11/21/2014

article American Indians to Protest Washington NFL Team Name Outside Levi’s Stadium on Sunday in Santa Clara
(California) -- Pressure to have the name of the Washington NFL team changed moves to the West Coast on Sunday, as the Bay Area Coalition Against Racism in Sports launch...
press release Native Americans Support Redskins Protests on Social Media
(California) -- Eradicating Offensive Native Mascotry, a group of Native parents and their allies from across the country are launching a social media Twitterstorm to...
article New Internet extension replaces ‘Redskins’ with alternate names for the team
(Washington D.C.) -- The Washington football team’s name has been removed from the vocabularies of numerous newspapers, broadcasters and fans.
article New Yorker cover takes a shot at Washington Redskins
(Washington D.C.) -- First, “South Park” devoted an entire episode to slamming the Washington Redskins. Then, “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart”...

11/20/2014

article Poll: 83% would not call Native American a 'redskin'
(USA) -- Would you call a Native American a "redskin" to his or her face? According to a survey that asked this question, 83% of Americans said no, they would...

11/19/2014

article Hundreds Expected To Protest ‘Redskins’ Name Before 49er Game At Levi’s Stadium
(California) -- Demands for a new franchise name will follow the Washington Redskins across the country as they prepare to play at Levi’s Stadium for the first...

11/18/2014

article Bay Area group to protest Washington NFL mascot
(California) -- A Bay Area grassroots organization is planning a protest at Levi’s Stadium Sunday, pegged to a visit from Washington’s NFL franchise.
article OP/ED: ‘Redskins’ — for want of a politically correct name
(Washington D.C.) -- Congressional Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, who represents the District of Columbia, has introduced a bill (H.R. 5690) that would deny federal tax...
press release Report Bolsters Attack on FCC Licenses Over "Redskins" Indian Children Suffer Extreme Violence From Non-Indians
(Washington D.C.) -- The already-filed legal petitions opposing the license renewals of two TV stations and one  radio station for repeatedly and unnecessarily...

11/17/2014

article Anti-Redskins protest planned before 49ers game
(California) -- Hundreds of Native Americans will gather outside Levi’s Stadium on Sunday to protest the nickname of the 49ers’ opponent. The “Change...
article Is ‘Redskins’ a racial slur? Blackfeet weigh in
(Montana) -- Is the professional football team name, Washington Redskins, a racial slur? Is it, as team owner Dan Snyder argues, an 82-year symbol of “strength,...
article Why Va. tribes have stayed out of Redskins name controversy
(Virginia) -- Native Americans who took part in the 24th annual Great American Indian Exposition and Pow-Wow on Sunday are weighing in on the Washington Redskins name...

11/16/2014

article Use of ‘Redskins’ on the Airwaves Is Down 42 Percent
(Washington) -- According to data from CBS, Fox, NBC and ESPN, the R-word has been spoken by broadcasters during NFL games at least 605 times in the last ten weeks.

11/15/2014

article Washington Redskins Name Challenge
(Nevada) -- Another broadcaster is facing a challenge by Native American activists over the use of a name they feel is derogatory, the name used by the NFL’s...

11/14/2014

article Obama uses Medal of Freedom to support anti-Redskins movement
(Arizona) -- When President Barack Obama announced this year's Presidential Medal of Freedom recipients, he sent a subtle signal to the NFL and the Washington...
article Political Diversity Pioneers Win Medal Of Freedom
(USA) -- Several of this year's recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest honor the national government gives to civilians, are people of color.
article D.C. Congressional Delegate introduces bill to strip NFL of tax-exempt status over Redskins’ name
(Washington D.C.) -- Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder isn’t convinced by the public outcry over his team’s racist name and he’s noted repeatedly...
article Norton Introduces Bill to Strip NFL of Its Tax-Exempt Status for Use of Washington Football Team Name
(Washington D.C.) -- Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today introduced a bill that would amend section 501 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to prohibit tax...
article 3 Objections to Dan Snyder’s Washington Redskins Original Americans Foundation
(USA) -- Daniel Snyder, the majority owner of the Washington, D.C. National Football League franchise, announced that he is creating the “Washington Redskins...
article BLOG: Washington Redskins Racism Cuts Far Deeper than Wanted For the Team Fans
(Canada) -- It’s all so simple really, what’s at the bottom of the fight over changing the name of the Washington Redskin’s football team. The real...
article Kansas City Chiefs Partner With Local Tribes; Redskins Still Defiant
(Kansas) -- The Kansas City Chiefs have done something no other franchise in the National Football League has done: Give local tribes a level playing field.

11/13/2014

article Amid Little Earth’s poverty and pain, a protest culture aimed at Redskins’ name
(Minnesota) -- The air hovered just above freezing when the first residents left their beleaguered housing project and walked a half mile north, where hundreds of...
press release Racist NFL Team Name & Logo to be Met with Protest by Indigenous Peoples
(California) -- Racist NFL Team Name & Logo Met with Protest by Indigenous Peoples in Santa Clara Sunday, November 23, 2014. What: Grassroots Indigenous...
article BLOG: Nike, N7, Kevin Durant & R*dskins? WTF.
(USA) -- Nike, N7, Kevin Durant, and R*dskins expect Natives to be silent, obedient and generally happy with just being included in the mainstream athletic-pop-culture-...

11/12/2014

article Redskins owner sues Native Americans who testified on racism to Trademark Office
(Washington D.C.) -- Having lost his trademark over its overt racism, Daniel Snyder has taken the unusual step of suing the five Native American people who testified...

11/11/2014

article Anti-Football Team Name Activist Will Get Presidential Medal of Freedom
(Washington D.C.) -- A Native American activist instrumental in the petition that led the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to strip the Washington football team of its...
article Native Oklahoman Suzan Harjo to receive Presidential Medal of Freedom
(Washington D.C.) -- Suzan Harjo, an Oklahoma native who has spent decades advocating for Indian rights and dignity, is among those who will receive the Presidential...
article Oklahoman among Presidential Medal of Freedom recipients
(Washington D.C.) -- The longest-serving lawmaker in U.S. congressional history, a legendary Motown artist, the matriarch of a renowned political family, and a Native...
article Statement from Director Kevin Gover on Suzan Harjo and Receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom
(Washington D.C.) -- I wish to congratulate my colleague and friend, Suzan Shown Harjo (Cheyenne & Hodulgee Muscogee), on being named one of 19 recipients of the...
article Washington Redskins cause uproar for Native American activists
(Minnesota) -- While millions of Americans get pumped up about football on an average Sunday afternoon, some people are using this weekend event to protest issues. On...

11/10/2014

article Experts Say Redskins Name No Longer a 'Small Matter' for Fans
(Washington D.C.) -- Intellectual property experts say that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's recent decision to cancel the Washington Redskin's registered...

11/9/2014

article Staffers' Corner: My take on a couple of Native American issues
(Utah) -- In a previous column in this spot, I wrote about how I’ve tried to embrace my American Indian heritage and the challenges that I faced in doing that....
article Suzan Shown Harjo to Discuss Redskins at Drexel Conference
(Pennsylvania) -- The Drexel Sport Management Student Union and the Department of Sport Management will host the annual Sport for Social Change Conference on Thursday...
article What the Redskins and fashion world share: Borrowing, sometimes badly, from cultures
(Washington D.C.) -- The Washington Redskins’ paraphernalia, in its traditional burgundy, gold and white, bears the profile of what is intended to be a American...

11/8/2014

article Washington Redskins’ racist mascot must be changed
(North Carolina) -- A mascot is a brand, a symbol, an icon, a rallying point and a banner of an organization. “When someone asks your favorite team, you don’...
article What's in the Washington Redskins Name? Plenty for Local Politicians
(Washington D.C.) -- Most of those who followed the election campaign carefully are aware that Ed Gillespie ran an ad about the Washington Redskins name-change issue...

11/7/2014

article The Washingtons are just one big, racist clown show: Arthur
(Canada) -- It’s always easy to make fun of the Washington R------s, so let’s not waste any more time, and dive right in. God, these guys. What a clown show...
article When will NFL take a stand on Redskins nickname?
(Philadelphia) -- NFL commissioner Roger Goodell was a little busy last week as he prepared to explain to an appeals judge his finger-in-the-wind decision process...

11/6/2014

article MORON ALERT: Fox News analysts suggest Redskins ad helped Ed Gillespie’s surge in Virginia
(Virginia) -- About a week before election day, Ed Gillespie (R) got his campaign to unseat Virginia Sen. Mark Warner (D) into the sports pages by running an ad during...

11/5/2014

article Sports team logos contested during Native American Heritage Month
(Indiana) -- The Washington Redskins' Native American logo has been hotly contested in the news as of late for its degrading attitude toward American Indian heritage.
article The Spirit of Suzan Shown Harjo
(Washington D.C.) -- November is Native American Heritage month, an opportunity to recognize the significant contributions made to this country by Native American people...

11/4/2014

article Dawn Bjoraker Knows Why Native Americans Hate "Redskins" So Much
(Minnesota) -- Outside the American Indian OIC along East Franklin Avenue, Dawn Bjoraker's teeth chatter in the harsh cold. It's early, the sun barely making its...
article GOVER: Lack of outrage over 'Redskins' points toward ignorance of history
(Washington D.C.) -- Beneath the debate over the name of the Washington NFL football team is an underlying truth: the vast majority of Americans have a limited —...
article Knicks' Phil Jackson rips Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder in tweet
(New York) -- We now know where Knicks president Phil Jackson stands on the ongoing debate about the Washington Redskins changing their name.
article L.A. TV Station Faces FCC Complaint From Anti-Redskins Activist
(California) -- In the latest step in his battle to force the NFL's Washington Redskins to change its team name, a legal activist has helped three American Indians...

11/3/2014

article Judge hints Washington NFL lawsuit against Native American activists to go ahead
(Virginia) -- A judge has suggested that he will allow the Washington NFL franchise to go ahead with a lawsuit against five Native American activists who petitioned...
article Redskins suing 5 Native Americans offended by team name
(Virginia) -- A federal judge seems to think Native Americans offended by the Washington Redskins team name are properly being sued by the NFL franchise.
article Washington Redskins sue Native Americans for calling their name racist
(Virginia) -- The Washington Redskins can sue the Native Americans responsible for the team losing its trademark, a federal judge said on Friday. The group had asked for...
article Column: Let American Indians decide future of 'Redskins'
(Minnesota) -- Racism, prejudices and hatred have littered the streets of the United States for centuries. People of this nation have perpetually fought to tear down...
article March Against Dan Snyder's Racist NFL Team Name
(Minnesota) -- Three hours before the Minnesota Vikings and the Washington NFL team were set to kick off Sunday at the University of Minnesota's TCF Bank Stadium,...
article Nickname protesters tell NFL: 'We are not mascots'
(Minnesota) -- Buoyed by thousands of protesters from Minnesota and at least 10 other states who converged on TCF Stadium on Sunday, activists determined to retire the...
article Phil Jackson Tweets Support For Anti-Redskins Protesters
(New York) -- New York Knicks executive Phil Jackson has spoken out about the Washington Redskins’ name and he supported protesters at the team’s game in...
article PHOTOS: ‘Redskins’ protested before Vikings-Washington game
(Minnesota) -- Protesters organized by the National Coalition Against Racism marched to TCF Bank Stadium before Sunday’s Vikings game, calling for Washington, D.C...
article Redskins face anti-nickname protest as team sues Native Americans
(Minnesota) -- The action at the Redskins-Vikings game started Sunday morning outside the stadium in Minnesota, as a crowd estimated by organizers around 5,000 rallied...
article ‘We are not a mascot’
(Minnesota) -- Chants and drum beats rang out Sunday morning as hundreds of people marched down University Avenue Southeast in what some called the largest protest of...
article Jon Stewart: Redskins Fans Said Some 'Vile Sh*t' During Infamous Segment
(Washington D.C.) -- The Washington Redskins fans who felt mistreated by "The Daily Show" have nothing on the actual Native Americans who also appeared on the...
article DC delegate pushes FCC to ban 'Redskins' on air
(Washington D.C.) -- Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) is pressuring the Federal Communications Commission to ban broadcasters from using the name “Redskins...
article Group Fights KTTV License Renewal Over Use of Word ‘Redskins’
(Washington D.C.) -- Three Native Americans have filed a petition with the FCC to protest the license renewal of Los Angeles FOX owned station KTTV over the use of the...

11/2/2014

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

11/1/2014

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

10/31/2014

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

10/30/2014

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

10/29/2014

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

10/28/2014

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

10/27/2014

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

10/26/2014

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

10/25/2014

article Roger Staubach on Redskins: ‘If that name is derogatory to the Indian nation, I say get rid of it’
(Washington D.C.) -- Dallas owner Jerry Jones said this week that the Redskins team name “is one of pride” and is “a great part of the tradition of the...
article Roger Staubach Wants Washington Redskins Name Changed
(USA) -- Add legendary quarterback Roger Staubach to the growing list of those that want to see the Washington Redskins change their team name.
article KEELER: Matthew McConaughey, You're All Wrong About the Redskins
(Oregon) -- Mr. McConaughey, I read your comments in the recent GQ interview, and what grabbed me was this observation you made: “What interests me is how quickly...
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...

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