U.S. Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, a non-voting representative for D.C., is one of the loudest voices shouting for the Redskins to change their name.
More importantly, she believes the sole source for the continued existence of ‘Redskins’ can be traced back to all the “money and power” the nickname earns the team’s owner, Dan Snyder.
“We love the Redskins, so what has Dan Snyder really to lose?” Holmes Norton said on 106.7 The Fan’s Holden and Danny Thursday. “It’s very hard to figure out what it is, except maybe his pride, except he’s not the one that named the team. “
A group of Native Americans went before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Thursday to argue that the franchise should lose their federal trademark protection, based on a law that prohibits registered names that are disparaging, scandalous, contemptuous or disreputable.
“You think you have a lot of goodwill invested in your name unless you look around and see how many changes of this kind are being made,” Holmes Norton said.
Hear the full interview with Eleanor Holmes Norton below…