More than a game

The Washington Post writer Eugene Robinson reminds us in “Hail to the Washingtons” that it’s not just about sports and we cannot continue to play the game of race (i.e. denial, silent acceptance, blame- shifting, ‘historical fantasy’) as usual.  The use of the racial slur ‘red skin’ is inappropriate in every other context and should never […]

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A Nation takes on the NFL

The Oneida Indian Nation continues its fight against the use of the racial slur “redskin” by the Washington, D.C. football team reports The Washington Post.  And they have a spokesperson, Ray Albritter, who has met with NFL executives and recently, President Obama.  Dan Snyder, the team’s owner, is not backing down and neither is the […]

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Race Badges

The debate over the name of Washington’s football team rages on. Despite protests over the blatantly obvious fact that it is a racial slur and an inaccurate description of persons indigenous to what is now the United States, the owner of the team has referred to the name as a “badge of honor.”  Really?  Who gave […]

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Is racism the nation’s anthem?

Sebastien de la Cruz, first heard on the show “America’s got talent,” sings the national anthem at an NBA game and is met with mean- spirited, racially influenced tweets.

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Redskins to Pigskins

Washington City Paper has decided to no longer refer to the D.C.’s NFL team as the Washington Redskins.  Their new name?  The Washington Pigskins.  I think that it has a nice ring to it.  What about you?

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