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Congressman Requests Hearing On Redskins Name

A member of Congress is requesting a hearing on the Washington Redskins’ name, calling it “another example of racial insensitivity in sports” in the wake of Donald Sterling’s lifetime ban from the NBA.

05/09/2014

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Senate Leader: NFL Redskins Should Change Name

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says it’s time for the NFL’s Washington Redskins to change their name, linking the issue to racist comments by a professional basketball team owner.

04/30/2014

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UN Expert Weighs In On Redskins Controversy; Navajo Nation Council Opposes Team Name

A United Nations human rights expert says the name of the Washington Redskins football team is a “hurtful reminder” of the mistreatment of Native Americans, but stopped short of joining in calls for the team’s owner to change the name.

04/11/2014

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Senate President: Leave Name Change Up To Redskins

Maryland’s Senate president says the state government shouldn’t push the Washington Redskins to change their name.

03/12/2014

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Native American Groups Renew Push To Change Redskins Name

There’s a renewed push to change the name of the Washington Redskins by Maryland’s Native American communities. A resolution in Annapolis brought arguments for and against changing the Redskins’ name.

03/11/2014

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Keidel: The NFL, ‘N’ Word, And Censorship

The NFL is considering a heavy tax on it, citing the fact that the gridiron is a workplace, and thus they can control the language and lexicon of its players. It’s probably the most delicate and toxic topic we’ll ever discuss in sports.

02/28/2014

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Goodell: Redskins Name Honors Native Americans

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says the Washington Redskins nickname has been “presented in a way that honors Native Americans.”

01/31/2014

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Redskins Will Interview Caldwell On Sunday

Jim Caldwell will interview for the Washington Redskins coaching job on Sunday.

01/04/2014

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Controversy Over Ethnic Mascots Goes Beyond The Washington Redskins

The controversy over ethnic mascots is hardly new. Many experts say using any human being as a mascot is demeaning regardless of the depiction, though communities at times have been reluctant to cede old traditions.

12/02/2013

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Many Native Americans Back Push To Change Redskins Name

November is Native American Heritage Month. This weekend, hundreds celebrate with a powwow at Towson University.

11/09/2013

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D.C. Council Urges Redskins To Change Nickname

The D.C. Council approved a resolution Tuesday calling on the Washington Redskins to change their nickname, which some consider offensive to Native Americans.

11/05/2013

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Oneida Nation Requests Meeting With All NFL Owners

It’s been their team name for 80 years. Now, the push to change the Redskins team name is growing as members of the Oneida Indian Nation meet with representatives from the NFL.

10/31/2013

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