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.
Maryland’s Senate president says the state government shouldn’t push the Washington Redskins to change their 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.
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.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says the Washington Redskins nickname has been “presented in a way that honors Native Americans.”
Jim Caldwell will interview for the Washington Redskins coaching job on Sunday.
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.
November is Native American Heritage Month. This weekend, hundreds celebrate with a powwow at Towson University.
The D.C. Council approved a resolution Tuesday calling on the Washington Redskins to change their nickname, which some consider offensive to Native Americans.
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.
Ray Halbritter of the Oneida Indian Nation didn’t start the movement to change the name of the Washington Redskins, but the upstate New York tribal leader has turned up the heat.
A man on trial in the slaying of Washington Redskins star safety Sean Taylor admitted to breaking into the NFL player’s home, kicking down the bedroom door and shooting Taylor, and drew a detailed diagram of the house, labeling himself as the shooter, according to a videotaped confession played for the jury Thursday.