Mascots

Activists have spent many years pressuring skilled sports activities leagues, school packages and excessive faculties to desert Native American names and imagery for his or her groups. The primary domino fell in 1970, when the College of Oklahoma retired its mascot, a Native American named “Little Purple.” Over the following years, Division I faculties like […]

The N.F.L. staff in Washington announced Monday that it could drop its brand and “Redskins” from its identify, yielding to sponsors and Native American activists who’ve lengthy criticized it as a racist slur. The staff, one of many oldest within the N.F.L., didn’t announce a brand new identify on Monday because it continues a evaluate […]

Man Jones had been advocating for 21 lengthy years, hoping for the day when Anderson Excessive College, outdoors of Cincinnati, would drop the nickname he discovered vulgar and insulting to his Native American heritage. A member of the Hunkpapa Lakota nation from the Standing Rock reservation in South Dakota, he and three white Anderson college […]

By the point they take the sector this fall — that’s assuming there’s a season given the coronavirus pandemic — the Nationwide Soccer League workforce in Washington, D.C., might need a brand new nickname. “In gentle of latest occasions round our nation and suggestions from our group, the Washington Redskins are saying the workforce will […]

The Washington Redskins’ announcement Friday that they’d start “an intensive overview of the crew’s identify” is a possible end result to years of protest and defiance over a nickname that many Native Individuals and different advocates for change think about deeply offensive. A take a look at the historical past of the crew and its […]


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