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Neshaminy To Fight Human Relations Commission Decision

No matter what happens, the Neshaminy School District is about to shell out more money. At their annual reorganization meeting on a snowy Monday evening, the school board voted unanimously to appeal the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission’s (PHRC) somewhat ambiguous decision that the high school must stop using logos and imagery that “negatively stereotypes Native Americans” but can keep using the “Redskins” term with the requirement “educational information is provided to district students to ensure that students do not form the idea that it is acceptable to stereotype any group.”

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12/2/2019

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12/1/2019

article EDITORIAL: Happy Thanksgiving, Native Americans. Neshaminy can keep saying ‘Redskins’
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11/27/2019

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11/26/2019

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11/25/2019

article Pa. Human Relations Commission orders Neshaminy to stop using ‘Redskins’ logos, images; but name can still be used with restrictions
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11/22/2019

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11/7/2019

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10/30/2019

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10/28/2019

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10/26/2019

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10/25/2019

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10/24/2019

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10/23/2019

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10/21/2019

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10/18/2019

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10/9/2019

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10/8/2019

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9/9/2019

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9/5/2019

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9/3/2019

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8/18/2019

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8/14/2019

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8/13/2019

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8/10/2019

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8/8/2019

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8/6/2019

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7/19/2019

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7/17/2019

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7/3/2019

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6/26/2019

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6/24/2019

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(Washington D.C.) -- The Supreme Court is siding with a brand spelled F.U.T.C. saying it can receive federal trademark protection.

6/12/2019

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6/11/2019

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(Idaho) -- Members of the Native American Guardians Association recently spoke at a community gathering of more than 100 people who came to hear the Washington, D.C.-...

5/28/2019

article State Rep. Christensen wades into 'Redskins' debate
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3/14/2019

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(Washington) -- It was not until the very end of the meeting, around 9:15 p.m. after the Teton School Board wrapped up its agenda, that Victor resident Stephanie...

2/25/2019

article OP/ED: Dear Alyssa Milano: Please Stop Selling Redskins Merchandise
(Washington) -- Dear Alyssa Milano: I know that you see us. I can appreciate your tweet acknowledging the statistics we face as Native women—that we are "...

1/28/2019

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(Washington D.C.) -- The Washington Redskins organizations has been deluged with pleas to change its name because of its perceived racial slur. Current management has...

1/11/2019

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(USA) -- The Washington Redskins have been under tremendous pressure over the past decade to abandon their name and mascot, but not all Native Americans are behind that...
article Neshaminy Staff Testifies On Neshaminy ‘Redskins’ Name
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission hearing over the use of the Neshaminy School District’s “Redskins” name continued...
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(Pennsylvania) -- A decision will not come until at least the summer, according to the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission. A high-level Neshaminy School District...
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article Will state hearing bring closure to Neshaminy ‘Redskins’ debate?
(Pennsylvania) -- When Jessica McClellan was a Neshaminy High School senior and managing editor of the school paper, the Playwickian, she was the lone member of the...

1/10/2019

article Bucks County parent details violent origin of controversial school mascot
(Pennsylvania) -- A Bucks County parent told a Pennsylvania commission Thursday that the Neshaminy School District must retire a decades-old mascot because it’s a...
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1/9/2019

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1/8/2019

article Neshaminy teacher: ‘Redskins’ nickname ‘clearly is not’ a ‘term of honor’
(Pennsylvania) -- Five years ago, a group of student editors at Neshaminy High School in Bucks County made national headlines as they fought to remove the name “...

1/6/2019

article Pennsylvania school’s ‘Redskins’ nickname to go before ‘human relations’ commission
(Pennsylvania) -- The fate of a Pennsylvania school’s nickname of “Redskins” may be decided this week as a longtime foe of the moniker gets her moment...

1/5/2019

article Neshaminy SD faces Human Relations Commission hearing over Redskins name
(Pennsylvania) -- Donna Fann-Boyle says she’s quarreled with her neighbors on social media, been bullied and threatened and called names like “half-breed...

12/17/2018

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(Washington D.C.) -- Two key Democrats -- Sen. Tom Udall (D-New Mexico) and Rep. Betty McCollum (D-Minnesota) -- don't want the NFL team with the "racist"...

12/14/2018

article Daniel Snyder belongs on the NFL’s Hall of Shame. D.C. shouldn’t indulge him.
(Washington D.C.) -- It’s hard to not get worked up about a new stadium possibly getting built on the existing RFK site, especially with Washington’s...

12/13/2018

article Secretary Ryan Zinke backs Washington NFL team's return to D.C.
(Washington D.C.) -- Will the Washington NFL team and its racist mascot be returning to the nation's capital with the help of the Trump administration and Congress?

12/11/2018

article Democratic Rep. McCollum opposes Washington Redskins stadium on federal land; calls name a 'racial slur'
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article Key Dem lawmaker objects to building new Redskins stadium on federal land
(Washington D.C.) -- The incoming Democratic chair of an influential congressional subcommittee said she opposes a plan to build a stadium for the Washington Redskins on...
article Key Democratic lawmakers object to Redskins stadium on federal land
(Washington D.C.) -- Two key lawmakers — the incoming chairman of a House panel and the ranking Democratic senator directing the Interior Department’s...
article The Washington Redskins’ Interest in Colin Kaepernick Went Nowhere. Good.
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12/5/2018

article Redskins Are 0-3 Since Celebrating Native American Heritage Month
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11/30/2018

article Utah school district considers changing 'Redmen' mascot
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11/23/2018

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11/21/2018

article JEFFERSON KEEL: Here’s something I’d be thankful for: Ridding football of racial slurs
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11/20/2018

article Going Native: Losing the Hate
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11/18/2018

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11/2/2018

article Washington Redskins To Celebrate American Indian Heritage Month For Texans Game
(Washington) -- As part of the organization’s commitment to honoring the Native community, the Washington Redskins will celebrate American Indian Heritage Month on...

10/14/2018

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(Michigan) -- If you travel down Interstate 94 near Paw Paw, Mich., you'll see a massive billboard with nothing more than a definition on it. "Redskin. Noun....

10/10/2018

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10/5/2018

article HOYER: The psychological toll of that name
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9/20/2018

article ACLU to Walmart: Keep Redskins gear out of Paw Paw store
(Michigan) -- The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan is pushing for Walmart to keep Paw Paw High School merchandise out of its local store, saying the school...

9/17/2018

article Native American activists continue their fight against Redskins team name
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9/10/2018

article The Argument Against Washington Team's Mascot After Protest In Glendale
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9/9/2018

article Protesters call for NFL mascot name change: "R*dskin is a dictionary-defined racial slur"
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8/24/2018

article Nine Civil Rights organizations openly oppose Washington NFL team move to DC
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8/15/2018

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7/26/2018

article Talking Redskins at Work Not Harassment, District Court Says
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7/24/2018

article MORON ALERT: Joe Theismann Says He’s Spoken With Native Americans & They’re Cool With Redskins Name (VIDEO)
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article TMZ: Joe Theismann: Native Americans Cool With Redskins ... Don't Change Name!
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6/12/2018

article For now, Anderson High School athletes are still Redskins
(Ohio) -- After nearly four months of heated debate, a committee assembled to investigate the modern-day acceptability of Anderson High School’s "Redskin...

5/3/2018

article A.J. Francis calls Redskins’ logo “racist”
(New York) -- Former Washington defensive tackle A.J. Francis didn’t waste any time ripping his former team after it cut him Monday. After he signed with the...
article 'Your logo is racist': NFL free agent celebrates his move from the Redskins to the Giants by laughing at his former team in a scathing Instagram post
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4/2/2018

article School board discussing Anderson High School's 'Redskins' name
(Ohio) -- Should Anderson High School keep its mascot? A committee will discuss the future of the school's "Redskins" mascot Monday night. The district...

2/17/2018

article Pennsylvania high school newspaper becomes flashpoint in debate over 'Redskins'
(Maryland) -- Either publish the word Redskins or don't print the paper at all. That was the choice school administrators at Neshaminy High School in Pennsylvania...

2/15/2018

article Native voices carry weight as schools debate 'Redskins' name
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1/31/2018

article New bill would prevent displaying ‘Redskins’ in Arizona public-funded stadiums
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1/30/2018

article Roger Goodell defends D.C. football team name after Chief Wahoo decision
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article Roger Goodell doesn't see Redskins name change
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1/18/2018

article 4th Circ. Formally Tosses Redskins Trademark Ruling [sub req]
(Washington D.C.) -- Seven months after the U.S. Supreme Court effectively decided the case, the Fourth Circuit on Thursday vacated an earlier decision that revoked the...

1/16/2018

article Why Is a Redskins Blanket On Display in the American Indian Museum? A Curator Explains
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12/25/2017

article Native American Activists Create Spoof Web site To Name For Redskins Title Change
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12/23/2017

article Column: Time for a non-racist name for Washington's football team
(Wisconsin) -- The United States capital city has its own professional football team. The team has a name that is becoming unutterable to many — not just American...

12/20/2017

article Inside the Washington Redhawks internet hoax, and the latest fight to eliminate a racial slur
(Maryland) -- In the middle of a traffic island adjacent to old RFK Stadium in Washington, five protesters are continuing a demonstration that began online and shocked...

12/18/2017

article Change Redskins Name To The Redhawks: Activists
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12/13/2017

article Amazing Online Hoax Welcomes "Washington RedHawks" To The NFL
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article American Indian activists seek to rekindle debate on Redskins nickname
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article Washington Redskins swat down hoax stories on name change
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12/10/2017

article Change the Washington Redskins' name?
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11/23/2017

article No 'R-word': US groups call to drop NFL team name
(USA) -- Civil rights groups in the US are calling on broadcasters not to use the name of a National Football League team playing in a nationally televised Thanksgiving...

11/22/2017

article This Thanksgiving, Native Americans will be insulted in the most offensive way possible
(USA) -- On Thursday, families across the United States and a growing number in Britain will celebrate Thanksgiving. The holiday is a time of remembrance when we...

11/21/2017

article Washington Redskins Use Thanksgiving Game To Promote Racial Slur, Native American Leaders Say
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11/20/2017

article The Universal Notebook: Just say no to Redskins and Indians
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11/18/2017

article Racial Slur “Red Skin” Still in Use Today
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11/8/2017

article Native News Online Editor to Speak at “More than a Word: Native American Cultural Appropriation in Sports” Event
(Michigan) -- Native News Online’s editor, Levi Rickert (Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation), will speak at the screening of “More than a Word: Native American...

10/23/2017

article At Eagles game, natives and allies protest 'Redskins' name
(Philadelphia) -- It didn’t take long for an argument to start Monday outside Lincoln Financial Field — between a woman of American Indian heritage and a guy...
article At Monday's Eagles game, demanding an end to use of 'Redskins'
(Philadelphia) -- Irony, anyone? That’s what Donna Fann-Boyle wants to know. In an NFL consumed by fiery debate over players protesting injustice by taking a knee...

10/20/2017

article At Monday's Eagles game, demanding an end to use of 'Redskins'
(Philadelphia) -- Irony, anyone? That’s what Donna Fann-Boyle wants to know. In an NFL consumed by fiery debate over players protesting injustice by taking a knee...

10/5/2017

article IRONY ALERT: NFL Assures Fans There's No Tolerance For Racial Slurs At Redskins Games
(USA) -- Last night, Washington receiver Terrelle Pryor explained that he flipped a fan the bird following Monday night’s game against Kansas City after said fan...

10/4/2017

article OP: The Redskins: Is it pride or prejudice?
(Michigan) -- I often get asked what “Redskin” means. The answer is always the same: it is a derogatory racial slur for Native Americans. There are typically...

10/3/2017

article CHARLES: Reflections of Monday Night Football and Las Vegas
(Washington D.C.) -- Last night on Monday Night Football, one team came out of the tunnel with a racist mascot on their jerseys and helmets, and the other team’s...

9/26/2017

article American Indian Smithsonian Director calls it ‘aggravating’ the Redskins owner positions himself as a social justice advocate
(Washington D.C.) -- The Director of the National Museum of the American Indian said it was “aggravating” the Washington Redskins owner positioned himself...

9/22/2017

article Push is on to remove “Redskins” as sport team mascot name
(Michigan) -- A bill in the Michigan Senate is taking on the tough topic of culture and school mascots. Native American advocates across the country have been pushing...
article The Rock repainted to draw attention to offensive mascot names
(Michigan) -- It's not news that the Rock, located near Fairchild Auditorium on Farm Lane, is getting repainted; its entire purpose is to serve as a platform for...
article MORE THAN A WORD: The great American pastime of dehumanizing Indigenous peoples
(Oklahoma) -- Many white people—not all, but many—will always choose their pop culture over your historical culture. I personally witnessed this firsthand a...

9/17/2017

article ‘Racial slur’ Redskins outrages Native Americans: Controversy at Rams game
(California) -- Thousands of fans will be at the Coliseum Sunday to watch the Los Angeles Rams battle the Washington Redskins, but outraged protesters will be outside...

9/12/2017

article Why Is Twitter Helping the Washington Football Team Perpetuate Its Racism?
(Washington D.C.) -- The 2017 football season started with the Philadelphia Eagles beating the team from Washington handily, 30–17. The loss marked Washington...

9/10/2017

article Native Americans decry 'Redskins' at Paw Paw Wine and Harvest Festival
(Michigan) -- Saturday was the second annual Walk of Freedom to push to change the Redskins mascot in Paw Paw. "Redskin historically refers to skinning Native...

9/7/2017

article Second Annual Anti-Mascot/Logo (R-Word) Walk of Freedom at Paw Paw Wine & Harvest Festival
(Michigan) -- The Michigan Coalition Against Racism in Sports & Media is hosting the Second Annual Anti-Mascot/Logo (R-Word) Walk of Freedom at the Paw Paw Wine...

8/30/2017

article Maryland private school bans all Washington Redskins gear from campus: 'It’s ‘insulting and offensive’
(Maryland) -- Officials at a Maryland private school have barred students and staff from wearing gear bearing the Washington Redskins name and/or logo, calling the long-...

8/29/2017

article Redskins name and logo barred by Green Acres School in North Bethesda, Md.
(Maryland) -- A North Bethesda private school will no longer allow students or staff members to wear apparel bearing the Washington Redskins team name or logo, saying...

8/19/2017

article Native American groups seek removal of memorials to Redskins founder
(Washington D.C.) -- Two Native American groups and a D.C. Council member are asking for a memorial marker to the first owner of the Washington Redskins be removed from...

7/26/2017

article OP/ED: The NFL Needs to Stop Promoting a Racial Slur
(Washington D.C.) -- Here is a good rule of thumb: If your team name requires a landmark court order protecting racist hate speech, then it is a signal you should change...

7/18/2017

article Advocates to fight Redskins’ name, despite court ruling in similar case
(Washington D.C.) -- Native American advocates vowed June 19 to continue their fight against the “racist” name of the Washington Redskins, after the U.S....

7/12/2017

article GOVER: The Washington Football Team Can Legally Keep Its Racist Name. But It Shouldn’t
(Washington D.C.) -- The United States has long enjoyed global leadership through its broad freedoms—freedom of assembly, freedom of religion and freedom of speech...

7/8/2017

article Washington Post reiterates opposition to Washington team name
(Washington D.C.) -- A misconception has arisen in the days since the NFL franchise owned by Daniel Snyder secured a definitive legal victory in the longstanding...

7/7/2017

article Another View: Washington NFL team’s name still offends, even if it’s legal
(Washington) -- Washington football team owner Daniel Snyder has won his fight with the federal trademark office to retain patent protection for the team’s name....

7/6/2017

article Column: Who Is "On the Wrong Side of History?”
(USA) -- The recent decision of the Department of Justice to drop its legal fight concerning the nickname of the Washington Redskins brings to mind the warning to the...
article What's Next For The Founder Of The Slants, And The Fight Over Racial Slurs
(Oregon) -- On a Monday morning in June, Simon Tam woke up at his home in Portland, Ore., to 753 notifications blowing up his phone. "At that point, I knew...

7/4/2017

article Native activists concede loss in dispute over NFL team's racist trademarks
(Washington D.C.) -- Young Native activists who challenged the Washington NFL team's racist trademarks agree their landmark case is over. The activists, led by...
article WASHINGTON POST: The Washington football team’s legal victory isn’t a win worth celebrating
(Washington D.C.) -- WASHINGTON FOOTBALL team owner Daniel Snyder has won his fight with the federal trademark office to retain patent protection for the team’s...

7/3/2017

article Native Americans drop trademark suit against Redskins
(Washington D.C.) -- A group of Native Americans has dropped its high-profile trademark suit against the Washington Redskins, a National Football League team.

6/30/2017

article DOJ, Native American group end challenges to Washington NFL team's name
(Washington D.C.) -- The Justice Department and a group of five Native Americans have ended their legal challenges over the name of the Washington Redskins.

6/29/2017

article Native American group drops lawsuit against Redskins over trademark
(Virginia) -- A lawyer representing several Native Americans suing the Washington Redskins over their trademark protection says the group is dropping their case. In a...
article Washington Redskins win trademark fight over the team’s name
(Washington) -- The fight began nearly 25 years ago, an epic legal tussle over a single word: Redskins. But on Thursday, after protests outside NFL stadiums, vows by...

6/28/2017

article Feds give up fight against Redskins trademarks
(Washington D.C.) -- The Trump administration is throwing in the towel in the fight to strip the Washington Redskins football team of its trademarks. The Justice...
article Supreme Court First Amendment case could affect local and national team name debates
(Washington D.C.) -- A Supreme Court First Amendment decision made headlines on June 19 when the court ruled in favor of the Asian-American band The Slants and stated...
article Why battle to keep such an offensive trademark?
(New York) -- The Supreme Court ruled this week against a federal law that banned offensive trademarks. The ruling revived the debate about the NFL’s Washington...

6/27/2017

article Unlike the Redskins, the Nats’ Class AAA team is embracing a potato name change
(New York) -- For years now, people have been suggesting that the Washington Redskins change their logo to a redskin potato as a way for the team to ward off the...

6/26/2017

article Michigan lawmaker's bill would ban use of Redskins mascot
(Michigan) -- A Michigan lawmaker has introduced legislation that would ban the use of the Redskins mascot for public schools in the state. Republican state Sen. Wayne...

6/25/2017

article Criticized Team Names Get a Legal Lift, but the Price Could Be High
(Washington D.C.) -- A decision by the United States Supreme Court on Monday that could help the Washington Redskins secure legal protections for its nickname, long a...
article Editorial: U.S. Supreme Court ruling leaves mascot debate to local officials
(Oklahoma) -- THE U.S. Supreme Court has ruled the government can't reject trademarks because some people might find a name offensive. The immediate effect of the...
article Supreme Court ruling won’t stop Native American effort on mascot names
(Colorado) -- The head of Colorado’s program to avoid sports team names that offend Native Americans is pledging to continue his effort despite a U.S. Supreme...

6/22/2017

article DAILY CALLER: Redskins, Aztecs, Slants, And The Supreme Court
(California) -- SCOTUS (Supreme Court of the United States) delivered a kiloton-heavy blow for freedom of speech when it unanimously decided (8-0) that the government...
article Editorial: Isn’t freedom an American trademark?
(Georgia) -- It couldn’t have been easier, or much more important. The U.S. Supreme Court Monday struck down a portion of federal law that banned the granting of...

6/20/2017

article Advocates to Fight Washington Team’s Name, Despite Court Ruling in Similar Case
(Washington D.C.) -- Native American advocates vowed Monday to continue their fight against the name of the Washington Redskins, which they is racist, after the U.S....
article Supreme Court pushes Redskins' name fight back to society
(Washington D.C.) -- The Washington Redskins aren't in the clear with their team name just yet, even after the Supreme Court ruled Monday that the government can...
article Supreme Court ruling against censoring The Slants’ name bolsters Washington Redskins trademark case
(Washington D.C.) -- The government cannot censor trademarks because some people find them offensive, the Supreme Court ruled Monday in a major decision that could clear...
article Why the Slants Took a Fight Over Their Band Name to the Supreme Court
(Oregon) -- On Monday, the Supreme Court ruled that a law denying federal trademark protection to names that are deemed disparaging is unconstitutional. “It...

6/19/2017

article Advocates to fight Redskins’ name, despite court ruling in similar case
(Washington D.C.) -- Native American advocates vowed Monday to continue their fight against the “racist” name of the Washington Redskins, after the U.S....
article Criticized Team Names Get a Legal Lift, but the Price Could Be High
(Washington D.C.) -- A decision by the United States Supreme Court on Monday that could help the Washington Redskins secure legal protections for its nickname, long a...
article Justices say law on offensive trademarks is unconstitutional
(Washington D.C.) -- The Supreme Court on Monday struck down part of a law that bans offensive trademarks, ruling in favor of an Asian-American rock band called the...
article Justices Strike Down Law Banning Disparaging Trademarks
(Washington D.C.) -- In a decision likely to bolster the Washington Redskins’ efforts to protect their trademarks, the Supreme Court on Monday ruled that the...
article Supreme Court Ruling Is Great For Washington Redskins In Trademark Battle
(Washington D.C.) -- The law used by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to prevent the Washington Redskins from registering trademarks in and relating to the word...
article AIM co-founder blasts decision that protects "Redskins" nickname
(North Dakota) -- A co-founder of the American Indian Movement says he's disappointed in the U.S. Supreme Court for ruling that that the government cannot refuse to...

6/7/2017

article Tribes slam use of ‘redskins’
(Michigan) -- Some Michigan sports teams may have to change their names, if a tribal effort to preclude using the term Redskins is successful. Keweenaw Bay Indian...

4/27/2017

article Jim Bailey column: Legends by any other name still Redskins
(Indiana) -- The recent Indiana high school Class 4A state boys basketball championship game was the first state finals appearance by the Fort Wayne North Side Legends....

4/20/2017

press release Change The Mascot Expresses Extreme Disappointment Over NFL Decision to Have Washington Team Host First Thanksgiving Game in Franchise History
(New York) -- The Change the Mascot campaign today expressed its extreme disappointment in the National Football League for its decision to have the Washington NFL team...

4/16/2017

article Donations to tribes by Washington Redskins foundation plummet in second year, records show
(Washington D.C.) -- he foundation Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder created to support Native Americans gave away less than half the money in its second year that...

4/10/2017

article Why Is the Chicago Blackhawks Logo Okay but Washington Redskins Racist?
(Illinois) -- The Chicago Blackhawks finished as the top seed in the Western Conference of the National Hockey League and are set to play the Nashville Predators in the...

2/17/2017

article Should We Be Able to Reclaim a Racist Insult — as a Registered Trademark?
(Washington D.C.) -- In late 2009, Simon Tam’s Portland-based dance-rock band was doing well — going on tours, getting press. It was time, they decided, to...

2/10/2017

article Redskins mascot debate continues after Paw Paw school board votes 4-3 to retain it
(Michigan) -- During Wednesday night’s school board meeting, a man from the district voiced his opinion on people who choose not to stand for the Pledge of...

2/8/2017

article Paw Paw mascot controversy sparks passionate responses
(Michigan) -- The debate over the use of Native American logos and mascots in the United States has been ongoing for decades. This controversy is not new to Paw Paw,...
article Paw Paw Schools Keep Racist R-word by 4 -3 Board of Education Vote
(Michigan) -- Under a banner with the words, “The future is now,” the Paw Paw Schools Board of Education voted 4 – 3 Wednesday night to keep the racist...
article Paw Paw schools will stay with Redskins mascot
(Michigan) -- Following months of debate, the Paw Paw Public Schools Board of Education voted Wednesday to keep the district’s Redskins mascot.
article UPDATE: Paw Paw school board votes to keep the Redskin name and image
(Michigan) -- The Paw Paw school board voted to keep the Redskin name and image Wednesday night. The debate over possible changes have been going on for months. The room...
article Conrad Redskins now the Red Wolves
(Delaware) -- The Conrad Redskins will be known as the "Conrad Red Wolves” following a student vote to replace the controversial nickname.
article From the archives: Story of 1992 Super Bowl protest could have been written today
(Minnesota) -- The records, commercials and halftime show of Super Bowl LI are over, but it's less than a year till the eyes of the nation are focused on Minneapolis.

1/24/2017

article Inside High Court Argument On Offensive Trademarks [sub req]
(Washington D.C.) -- On Jan. 18, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in Lee v. Tam to decide whether the Trademark Act’s prohibition on registering...
article Mascot law rolls out and schools obey the letter of the law, if not the spirit
(California) -- The “Redskins” are finished, sort of, at the last four high schools in California that used the term as a team name, mascot or nickname. But...
article ‘Redskins’ mascot debate continues in Paw Paw
(Michigan) -- After an intense special board meeting that lasted more than three hours last week, there was a much different atmosphere Monday in Paw Paw as residents...

1/19/2017

article Paw Paw Mascot School Meeting Had Jerry Springer Show Flair to It
(Michigan) -- The Paw Paw Schools Board of Education held a roundtable Wednesday evening to gather input from both sides of the issue on whether to retain the “R-...
article ‘Redskin’ mascot debate raises tempers at Paw Paw High
(Michigan) -- Tempers flared at a special board meeting at Paw Paw High School addressing their controversial mascot, "the Redskins." Paw Paw is the latest in...

1/18/2017

article Asian-American Band The Slants Heads to Supreme Court, Opposing 'Redskins' But Possibly Helping Team's Case
(Washington D.C.) -- A band that excites anti-racism advocates, football executives and libertarians lawyers – in addition to actual fans – is heading the...
article Introduction: Trademark law and the Constitution
(Washington D.C.) -- Simon Tam describes himself as an “Asian-American musician, lecturer, and political activist.” In 2006, he formed a rock band that he...
article Justices raise doubts over law barring offensive trademarks
(Washington D.C.) -- In a First Amendment clash over a law barring offensive trademarks, the Supreme Court on Wednesday raised doubts about a government program that...

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