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“Today, we urge you and the National Football League to send the same clear message as the NBA did: that racism and bigotry have no place in professional sports,” the letter reads. “It’s time for the NFL to endorse a name change for the Washington, D.C. football team."

'Racial Slur': 50 Senators Urge NFL To Change Washington Redskins' Name

The Huffington Post
Fifty senators have signed a letter urging NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to change the name of the Washington Redskins football team, citing the NBA's recent action to strip Donald Sterling of his ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers. The letter, which was circulated by Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) and endorsed by Senate Majority Leader Harry…Read More
The Navajo Nation Council formally has opposed the use of the Washington R-dsk-ns name:

Navajo Nation Council votes against Redskins
Council opposes Redskins' name Updated: April 11, 2014, 9:22 AM ET news services The Navajo Nation Council formally has opposed the use of the Washington Redskins name. The council's committee of the whole voted 9-2 Thursday on the measure sponsored by lawmaker Joshua Lavar Butler. He says the word can have negative psychological…Read More
Suzan Shown Harjo, an activist who has fought the name and others like it for decades, told ThinkProgress that she regarded the foundation as a public relations stunt that showed Snyder’s “arrogance” when dealing with Native American issues. “We’ll see how long that goes and what issues they address and how,” Harjo said. “Many, many people and…Read More

Native Americans Blast Redskins Gambit To Defuse Name Controversy With Financial Contributions

By Travis Waldron on March 24, 2014 at 11:42 pm Washington owner Daniel Snyder CREDIT: AP Embroiled in a controversy surrounding his team’s name, Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder announced in a letter on his team’s web site that announced the Redskins planned to set up a foundation to help Native Americans address a list of other…Read More
This is a good summary that dispels any myths of mascots being "honoring" to Native peoples or inducing "pride." “Consistent with the past two studies, it turns out that being exposed to any one of these mascots decreased achievement-related possible selves,” she said. “So what it means is if they saw the Indian mascot, then any possible selves…Read More

Professor affirms effects of Indian mascots - The Observer

The Observer
Stephanie Fryberg, a visiting professor of psychology at the University of Washington, presented her research Tuesday on the psychological effects of American Indian sports mascots, which affirmed these types of social representations depress the self-esteem of American Indian students. [/Keri O'Mara] Fryberg’s lecture, titled “From Stereotyping…Read More
Dakota Man Exposes Vile History of 'Redskins' on Facebook: “It was only five generations ago that a white man could get money for one of my grandfather’s scalps,” writes Dallas Goldtooth on a Facebook post. “At this time…it was “Redskin” that was used to describe us.” To the left of Goldtooth’s words, a newspaper clipping from 1863 advertises a…Read More
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