• “Case Closed” on “Redskins” Rationale?

    “Case Closed” on “Redskins” Rationale? Posted on May 30, 2014 by Tom Garrett On Olbermann last night, host Keith Olbermann delivered a powerful anti-“Redskins” commentary tied both to the team’s ill-advised #RedskinsPride hashtag campaign, as well as a recent discovery that the team’s name was not chosen partially to honor head coach “Lone Star” Dietz. Olbermann cited the July 6, 1933 edition of the Hartford Courant, which included an AP report on the name change.   Read More...

  • The Power of Pride and Honor

    The Power of Pride and Honor By Robert Rides at the Door, Blackfeet Tribal Member and Full Blooded Redskins Fan Read full article below: The Power of Pride and Honor   Read More...

  • Majority of fans do not find Redskins offensive.

    “It appears that Washington Redskins fans are standing behind owner Dan Snyder’s commitment to keep their team name,” said Vox Populi polling spokeswoman Lisa Boothe. Read more   Read More...

  • Gov. McAuliffe’s opinion about nickname hinges on economics

    During a visit to training camp here, McAuliffe reaffirmed his support for Virginia businesses in general and the Redskins specifically, essentially saying he’s cool with the team’s nickname. If the Redskins prosper financially, Virginia does as well – and that’s all about which McAuliffe cares. Read More   Read More...

  • I am a Redskin

    Ives Goddard "I am a Redskin": The Adoption of a Native American Expression   Read More...

  • A Linguist's Alternative History of 'Redskin'

    By Guy GugliottaWashington Post Staff Writer Monday, October 3, 2005 For many Americans, both Indian and otherwise, the term "redskin" is a grotesque pejorative, a word that for centuries has been used to disparage and humiliate an entire people, but an exhaustive new study released today makes the case that it did not begin as an insult. Smithsonian Institution senior linguist Ives Goddard spent seven months researching its history and concluded that "redskin" was first used by Native Americans...  Read More...

  • Chief Wahoo Logo Is OK, But Redskins Name Over The Line??

    by Jon Gerardi of Daily Item Redskins -- over the line? Editor's note: This column is the first installment of a two-part series. I applaud Robert Roche.   Read More...

  • US Patent Office Has Some Explaining To Do On Redskins

    By Jon Gerardi The Daily Item Editor’s note: This column is the second installment of a two-part series. The Redskins/Chief Wahoo contradiction sadly is in some regard just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the US Patent & Trademark Office’s hypocrisy. As stated in the last installment, federal law prohibits the USPTO from granting trademarks that disparage a group of people.   Read More...

  • Native American School Votes to Keep Redskins Name

    Wellpinit Redskins and their Refusal to Change Deon Rhode On June 19, 2014, a news report was released on KXLY-Spokane regarding Wellpinit High School in Wellpinit, Washington regarding their school mascot – the beloved Redskins. Amidst the campaigns created aimed towards changing the Washington Redskins name, the school board in Wellpinit voted against changing their mascot, citing that the majority of people asked did not want the name changed. The school board used the opinions of the people ...  Read More...

  • Why the Washington Redskins Name Should Stay "as is"

    Check out this great article taking an in depth look at the Redskins origin and telling us how the Native Americans really feel about the Redskins football team.   Why the Washington Redskins’ Name Should Stay “As Is” Recently, the Washington Redskins have been the subject of a lot of scrutiny- partially because of their star quarterback Robert Griffin III and their successes and failures thus far with him holding the reins, and partially because of the perceived racial insensitivity a...  Read More...

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