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Former coach Gibbs considers name 'prideful'

Former Redskins coach Joe Gibbs led his team to three Super Bowl titles and is now joining the fight to keep his team’s name. In an interview with USA Today, Gibbs said, "Never once did I hear anybody ever say anything negative about the name Redskins," Gibbs said about his time with the team. "It was always prideful, it was courage involved. We have a song, 'Hail to the Redskins," and so everything, everything, about that name has been positive for me and my past."
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The Redskins Decision: Much Ado About (Probably) Not Much

Trademark law expert, John Blattner, highlights exactly how the USPTO has to look at this case and the long term legal ramifications if the ruling holds. He notes that no matter what the outcome, fans of the Redskins will likely see zero change in the franchise.
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The Redskins Name Game: Political correctness is divisive and destructive

In this Washington Times opinion piece by Johns Hopkins professor emeritus of neurosurgery Ben Carson notes how the USPTO’s cancellation of the Washington Redskin’s trademark is an infringement on the democratic freedoms of a free society and one step closer to a “tyrannical nanny state.”
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Removing Redskins Name Is Another Step Toward Erasing Native Americans From American Culture

In this editorial by the Committee of Understanding and Respect, members of North Dakota’s Sioux people voice their concern for the loss of Native American culture that would accompany the Redskins name change: “Taking our land is an effort to take the last of what we still. Taking the pride we have in our nicknames and logos is just another step towards that goal of not assimilation but genocide. Removing all references to something is the first step in removing it entirely.”
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School board votes to keep name Wellpinit Redskins

A Washington state high school votes to keep their Redskins mascot despite the USPTO ruling since the name is a source of pride for the members of the Wellpinit community. School board member, James Williams, said, “We decided last night that we weren't going to change it. Talking to a lot of community members, the majority of the community don't want it changed.”
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ICONIC BROADCASTER AL MICHAELS CALLS REDSKINS NAME CONTROVERSY 'NUTS'

In a recent interview, play-by-play announcer Al Michaels supports Redskins’ owner Daniel Snyder in keeping the Redskins’ name, calling the current controversy “nuts.”
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The Redskins name holds power

Redskinsfacts.com alumni captain Ray Schoenke, an American Polynesian hailing from Hawaii, shares why he supports the Washington Redskins name. 
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Why ‘Redskins’ is not a bad word

The Cortez Journal ran this article written by a member of the Navajo nation who outlines how the Redskins’ name empowers Native Americans and is a badge of honor. “Let us not be ruled by the small-minded. Let us overcome those who ignorantly use the name ‘Redskin’ as a slur. The world and its people are moving beyond the era of degradation and stereotypes. Let us embrace this new era and let the Washington Redskins keep their identity.”
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NATIVE AMERICAN FAN TELLS WHY HE IS BLACKFEET STRONG, REDSKINS PROUD

In his letter to America, Robert Rides at the Door (Robert Doore) shares his story as a Native American and the important role the Washington Redskins play in that journey.
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Wayne Newton says the Washington Redskins should keep their name

Full-blooded Native American entertainer, Wayne Newton, voiced his support for the Redskins name in a recent interview with KABC's "Mid-Day L.A.", saying “I believe that the Redskins and those teams… wonderful, wonderful athletes that brought great fame to those names, that should be something that should be cherished.”
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