The Oneida Indian leader from upstate New York who has become a high-profile critic of the Washington Redskins’ nickname is taking his case to the United Nations.
DeAngelo Hall became the first current Redskins player to publicly take a stance against the team’s name (well, sort of) on Wednesday. The debate seems to have been shaken from its dormancy since.
The Oneida Indian Nation has come out in praise of DeAngelo Hall for saying the Redskins “probably should” change their team name, viewed by many to be offensive towards Native Americans.
In a recent appearance on FOX Sports1′s “Keepin’ it Real with Mike Hill,” DeAngelo Hall was asked to give comment on the Redskins name debate; to which Hall responded, the team “probably should” change their name.
A poll conducted by Public Policy Polling surveying registered voters has found that 71 percent of people polled do not think the Redskins should change their nickname.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker signed a bill Thursday that will make it harder to force public schools to drop tribal nicknames, pushing aside opponents’ charges that the measure is racist.
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford expanded on comments he’d made on the Redskins’ name controversy in an interview with the Junkies on 106.7 The Fan.
A leader of the Navajo Code Talkers who appeared at a Washington Redskins home football game says he considers the team name a symbol of loyalty and courage — not a derogatory slur.
Roger Goodell’s statement makes it seem that the Redskins’ name will soon be a relic and Dan Snyder’s letter to season ticket holders was way more conciliatory than his ‘NEVER’ comment.
Native American leaders used a meeting at the White House on Tuesday to thank President Barack Obama for wading into the controversy over the Washington Redskins team name and voicing his concern that the nickname was offensive.