Tag: Washington-redskins

Creator of #BlackPantherChallenge Puts Pressure on NFL With 'Caucasians' T-Shirt, White People Get Offended

Frederick Joseph, creator of the #BlackPantherChallenge, walked around New York City with a “Caucasians” T-shirt this week to experiment with white people’s hypocrisy. Joseph also intended to increase pressure on the NFL to change the Washington Redskins’ racist name as pre-season begins. “The word ‘Caucasian’ is not a derogatory term…

Federal Judge Cancels Redskins Trademark

A federal judge on Wednesday ruled to cancel the Washington Redskins’ trademark registration, affirming a previous ruling that the team’s nickname is offensive to Native Americans. However, neither ruling stops the NFL franchise from using the name. The federal Trademark Trial and Appeal Board last year voted 2-1 that the…

'Redskins' Name Hindering NFL Team's New Stadium

The Washington Redskins football team, which has been fighting controversy for years over its nickname, now may be blocked by the Obama administration from building a new stadium in Washington, D.C., unless the team changes its name. The Redskins have proposed constructing a new NFL stadium on land near their…

Key NFL Advocacy Group Calls for Redskins to Change Name

By Albert Lin A nonprofit organization that works closely with the National Football League to improve the hiring of head coaches and general managers from underrepresented groups is now calling for the Washington Redskins franchise to change its name. The Fritz Pollard Alliance, which meets with NFL officials every December…

Redskins Owner Pulls the 'I Have American Indian Friends' Move

By Chris Hoenig Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder pulled the ol’ “I have _____ friends” move over the weekend, and it failed miserably. Snyder invited outgoing Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly to his box for Sunday’s game against the Cardinals, and, predictably, the publicity stunt was shown on TV during…

CBS: NFL Commentators Have Choice Whether to Say 'Redskins'

By Chris Hoenig Photo by Shutterstock Football fans might hear CBS commentators calling the Washington football team the Redskins on the air. Or they might not. With pressure mounting for team owner Daniel Snyder to change the team’s name—50 U.S. senators have called for the team name to change and…

50 Senators Call on NFL to Change Redskins Name

By Albert Lin The pressure on owner Daniel Snyder to change the name of the National Football League’s Washington Redskins is increasing. On Thursday, a letter signed by 49 United States Senators was sent to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, urging the league to back a name change for the franchise….

The Super Bowl Ad You Didn't See

By Chris Hoenig American Indians call themselves many things. There are tribes and tribal leaders they identify with. Celebrities and athletes, past and present. Athletes. Yes, there have been American Indians who were professional athletesone of the greatest pro athletes ever, Jim Thorpe, was of both American Indian and European…

Washington Redskins Name Change Gains Momentum

By Chris Hoenig There’s a disagreement in Washington, D.C., that’s making headlines across the country, and it has nothing to do with the budget or the deficit. Instead, it’s a battle between the owner of D.C.’s pro football team, the Washington Redskins, and millions of Americans who think it’s time…