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I have no idea exactly what percentage of Native Americans approve or disapprove of these mascots and nicknames. But I can guarantee something else with even greater certainty: neither does the Washington Post.
“We are certainly glad to see that after decades of silence, Mr. Snyder suddenly has an interest in the plight of Native
Earlier this summer, a HuffPost/YouGov poll found that only 21 percent of respondents thought the team should change its
WASHINGTON -- Much of the debate over whether to keep the Washington football team's name has centered around whether it's
America in 2014 typically condemns racist behavior in the sports world -- just look at what happened to Donald Sterling. However, we've stood idly by for decades when the object of the racism is Native Americans.
On top of all that, one of the central myths that had underpinned the idea that "redskin" is an honorific fell apart in recent
The movement to change the controversial name of the Washington Redskins is getting an extra push… more than 50 members of the Senate signed a letter to the NFL and commissioner Robert Goodell.
The team's owner, Dan Snyder, has been adamant about retaining the name. He says it honors Native American culture and that
"I think it should strongly be considered," Johnson, a former NBA point guard, said on "NBC's Meet the Press." "I think the
"All America watched while Commissioner Adam Silver and the National Basketball Association punished Donald Sterling for
The Colbert Report has argued that Colbert's character on the show is simply a conservative, bigoted persona who is simply a comedic archetype. But regardless, the actions of this persona do have repercussions -- intentionally, or unintentionally.
This is not about which side is right. This is a lesson on how to approach differences. In this case, the Neshaminy kids took into consideration the opposing view. The billionaire NFL owner is just a bore.
Changing the Redskins name won't put food on one Indian kid's plate; it won't give one Native person a job in our economically vulnerable homelands. Those are facts. But that shouldn't be the test -- Native people shouldn't be forced to choose between living or racial discrimination.
I respect the opinions of those who disagree. I want them to know that I do hear them, and I will continue to listen and
A loose campaign is afoot to pressure the Washington Redskins into changing their name. At least on an ethical front, the decision is a no-brainer. I'm trying to imagine a world in which Jews, the ethnic group to which both myself and Redskins owner Daniel Snyder belong, were represented the same way.
"We do not deserve to be called redskins," Halbritter said in a radio ad that ran in Washington ahead of the team's season
My parents raised me with two very important values: Always root for Washington sports teams and respect others. Oddly enough these two seemingly disparate things have been coming into conflict recently.