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Washington Times editorial explains recent ruling on trademark

An editorial in the Washington Times on the recent trademark court case explains how ridiculous Judge Bruce Lee’s decision really was. The editorial says the name Redskins has always stood for honor and tradition, which the judge ignored in this case. This decision will not keep the Redskins from continuing to fight for their proud history and bright future. After the ruling, General Manager Bruce Allen said that the Redskins “look forward to winning on appeal after a fair and impartial review of the case.”

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Alumni asks school board to keep Redskins mascot

When a high school in Wilmington, Delaware, began discussing retiring its Redskins mascot that had been a source of Conrad High School pride for 80 years, the alumni took a stand. Clad in Redskins letterman jackets from past and present, Conrad alumni and current students went to the school board to make sure they knew just how much this mascot means to the community. Conrad sophomore Joseph Davis said, "A Redskin represents support, commitment, courage, heart, history, pride, but most importantly, tradition, love and honor.

Tribe fighting Redskins to open casino honoring work of racist ‘Oz’ author

The Washington Post reports on a partnership that’s raising more than a few eyebrows. The Oneida Nation, which has a been loudly critical of the Redskins’ name and mascot, plans to open a casino named in honor of the work of American author L. Frank Baum, who called for "the total annihilation of the few remaining Indians” in 1890. Native American Doug George-Kanentiio noted, “The decision to call its proposed casino after Baum is as shocking as it is contradictory.” Click below to read more about this incongruous partnership.

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The obligation to use 'Redskins'

Journalist Mike Sielski outlines how refusing to use the Redskins name completely compromises the journalistic integrity of that news source: "You're revealing immediately that, in what's supposed to be your role as a reliable narrator, you are actually unreliable. You're telling your readers: We have a principle or an agenda that goes beyond informing you. In fact, we'll withhold information from you if we believe it runs counter to that agenda."

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A look at Oklahoma schools with American Indian nicknames

The Oklahoman takes a look at schools around Oklahoma that have American Indian nicknames and finds that these schools do not receive negative feedback for their names and mascots. In fact, these communities, comprised of a high number of Native Americans, are proud of the nicknames. McCloud Redskins football coach Eric Cardin notes, “It’s always been a positive thing here, and when something like this with Capitol Hill, or with the Washington Redskins, is in the news, we usually hear from the local Native American tribes telling us that they don’t want us to change it.”

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Pai: FCC Should Reject Calls to Ban Redskins Name

FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai made it perfectly clear that the FCC should reject any calls for the FCC to ban the Redskins name in a recent speech to the Media Institute. Pai noted that calls for such a ban violate First Amendment free speech rights. “Public officials should not sound an uncertain trumpet when oft-offended opportunists urge us to undermine the First Amendment.

The REAL Story behind the ‘Redskins’ Name

In his new book, How the Redskins Got Their Name, M. Andre Billeaudeaux explores the truth behind the Redskins team name. He reports that the term was used by a few tribes who used red ceremonial body paint before going into battle. Billeadeaux notes that the Oneida tribe, who vocally oppose the team name, were not among the tribes who participated in this tradition and likened their opposition to “…the British (as a different nation) complaining or finding offense with the American NFL name “Patriot” – it’s not Britain’s business to complain about a team specific to our nation.

Time to Wake Up to the Campaign to Crush Indian Pride

Redskins Hog Heaven blog shared a guest post from Eunice Davidson, a Native American from Spirit Lake, ND. In her post, Davis warns fellow Native Americans that groups are trying to eliminate cultural references to Native Americans under the guise of being politically correct. Davis writes, "Racism and Bigotry only exists in the heart of the racists and bigots. Removing us from view will do nothing to change that. Our names and Images give Pride to hundreds of thousands of Native American Indians, so if you have a problem with our ancestors, then claim some other race that will accept you.

Redskins Team Name Is Not Racist

This article reveals the rich heritage of the term ‘Redskin’ for Native American people who live on the Upper East Coast. "The Redskins name is one that is prideful, historical and a great tribute to those who are Native Americans. If the surveys of Native Americans themselves show that they accept the original name, there is no reason to change it. It is a great tribute to history which originates in the Northeast part of the United States of America."

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Mark Moseley Shares the Facts about the Redskins Name

ESPN Radio’s Miller & Moulton interview former Redskins kicker and 1982 NFL MVP Mark Moseley where they discuss field goals, and the future of the team. Mosley voices the Redskins Alumni support for the team name and logo and relays that in their research, the team has found Native Americans do not see the name as derogatory and are very upset at the efforts to change the name.

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