A new website, www.changethenamenow.org, is calling for the NFL to change the name of its Washington, D.C. football team because the name ‘redskin’ is a racial slur. They have included a petition and hopes:
- That the Washington NFL franchise changes its name, mascot and logo;
- That the franchise develops a public educational campaign on the reality of Native American history;
- That the franchise fund scholarship and athletic programs for Native American youth; and,
- That the franchise initiate a merchandise exchange or buy-back program to motivate fans to adopt the new name, mascot and logo and remove the old, racist standard from public view.
Where do I sign?