Change the name now

A new website, http://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 […]

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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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