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The Washington Football Team Is Changing Its Name. What's Next?
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The Washington Football Team Is Changing Its Name. What's Next?

Published: July 29, 2020  |  5 min read, 1072 words
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In 2013, Dan Snyder, owner of the Washington Football Team, told USA Today that, “We’ll never change the name. It’s that simple. NEVER. You can use all caps.” Seven years later, never happened sooner than Snyder ever could have anticipated. In the aftermath of George Floyd’s murder, the Black Lives Matter movement has forced everyone, from individuals to corporate entities, to examine how they contribute to the systemic racism impacting BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) communities. Nationwide organizing against police violence has renewed conversations and awareness of how... READ MORE
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Great Context
July 31, 2020
Great Context
This article is packed full of great context as it relates to how the Washington Redskins name change came to be. There's a lot of solid research put into this piece, which I think was reported on in a very balanced and nuanced way.
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Great Context
5 days ago
Great Context
This article goes more in depth than most into the history of the name changing movement. It introduces major players, like Suzan Harjo, that many may not have heard of. It gives great context into the long long fight.
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Racial Bias
July 31, 2020
Racial Bias
This piece covers only the perspective of the people seeking a name change, it does not in any way attempt to offer perspectives from the fans who support the team, or the team's owner who is being forcibly pressured to change a recognized household name brand with 87 years of history. Considering the right to free speech is still in effect, the protections afforded by it seem to erode with each passing day. Some may celebrate this as a "social pressure" victory; I am sorrowful for yet another denigration of the constitution, and the rights afforded therein.
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