A suburban Philadelphia school board has approved a policy limiting — but not completely eliminating — a school newspaper’s ability to ban use of the word “Redskins” when referring to the school’s sports teams or mascot.
Though the academic year has come to an end, a racially charged controversy continues for a high school newspaper refusing to print ‘Redskins’.
The United States Patent and Trademark Office canceled six federal trademarks held by the Washington Redskins involving the team’s name in a potentially landmark ruling issued Wednesday morning.
Groups who oppose the Washington Redskins name say they are taking their case directly to the players.
A member of Congress is requesting a hearing on the Washington Redskins name, calling it “another example of racial insensitivity in sports” in the wake of Donald Sterling’s lifetime ban from the NBA.
The Navajo Nation Council formally has opposed the use of the Washington Redskins name.
The debate over the Washington Redskins name will follow the team on the road when it faces the rival Dallas Cowboys.
A high school in Idaho is pumping the brakes on its decision to stop using the Redskins nickname after receiving national criticism and public outcry.
The Redskins nickname, which some consider a derogatory term for Native Americans, has faced a barrage of criticism this offseason. But a new Associated Press-GfK poll shows that nationally, “Redskins” still enjoys widespread support.