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Ray Halbritter, Oneida Indian Nation Representative, speaks at a press conference after meeting with senior officials of the National Football League about changing the mascot name of the Washington Redskins October 30, 2013 in New York. The Oneida Nation's 'Change The Mascot' campaign is pressing the NFL to change the Washington team's name. AFP PHOTO/Stan HONDA (Credit; STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Oneida Nation: Taxpayers Can’t Pay to Help Redskins Profit Off of ‘Racial Slur’

Taxpayer resources cannot be used to help private companies profit off the promotion of dictionary defined racial slurs, is the position of the Oneida Indian Nation in a press release issued in the wake of the ruling revoking the Redskins six federal trademarks.


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Del. Holmes Norton: Handwriting ‘Almost Indelibly on the Wall’ for Redskins

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton is celebrating the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s ruling Tuesday, canceling the Redskins’ six federal trademark registrations (pending the appeal process), a decision reached over the name’s “disparaging” nature.


File photo of a Washington Redskins helmet. (credit: Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Redskins: Trademark Ruling Has ‘No Effect’ on Team’s Use of Name and Logo

The Washington Redskins have released a statement in response to Tuesday’s ruling by the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board that it’s cancelled, pending appeal from the team, the Redskins six federal trademarks, due to the team’s “disparaging” name.


Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Harry Reid: ‘Writing is on the Wall’ for Redskins Name

“The writing is on the wall” for the Washington Redskins to change their name, said U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, in response to the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board cancelling six federal trademarks held by the team.


Harry Reid Redskins

Reid Rejects Redskins Invite, Presses For Change

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says he won’t attend a Washington Redskins home game until the football team changes its name.


John Oliver discussing the Redskins name on HBO's "Last Week Tonight."

John Oliver Mocks Dan Snyder for Not Changing Redskins Name

John Oliver openly criticized Daniel Snyder for his refusal to change the name of the Washington Redskins on HBO’s “Last Week Tonight” Sunday evening.


File photo of a Washington Redskins helmet. (credit: Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Church Group Votes to Boycott Redskins Over Name

A major sector of the United Church of Christ is calling for a boycott of the Washington Redskins until the team changes its name.


Screenshot from 'Change The Mascot' commercial set to air during NBA Finals.

Song Behind Anti-Redskins Ad Written by Huge, Lifelong Redskins Fan

The song behind the anti-Redskins ad set to air nationally during the NBA Finals, ironically, was written by a diehard Redskins fan.


Screenshot from the ad scheduled to air during Game 3 of the NBA Finals.

Minute-Long ‘Change the Mascot’ Ad Aired Nationally During NBA Finals

A minute-long ‘Change the Mascot’ advertisement is scheduled to air, in seven major television markets, during halftime of Game 3 of the NBA Finals Tuesday night.


Tre Johnson #77 of the Washington Redskins during a game against the Jacksonville Jaguars on November 10, 2002 at Alltel Stadium in Jacksonville, Florida. The Jaguars beat the Redskins 26-7. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Redskins ‘Legend’ Tre Johnson Takes Stance Against Team Name

Oneida Indian Nation lumped praise on “legendary member of the Washington, D.C. NFL team” Tre Johnson for taking a public stance against the Redskins name.





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