Like an argument around the family dinner table, it's a national debate that seems to never end: Is it fair, nice, intolerant, insulting, or irrelevant to continue to use American Indian names in our sports teams?.
Many critics of a certain football team's use of the "R" word concede that there is no "free speech" issue.
Hate speech is any speech or form of expression that offends, threatens, or insults a group based on their race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, and other traits.
Daniel Snyder, the owner of the Washington NFL team recently called on people to “focus on reality” and in discussing his Original Americans Foundation said “I think it tells you that we did our homework – unlike a lot of people.” Snyder further stated “We understand the issues out there, and we’
On March 24, Dan Snyder issued a letter to the devout fans of his beloved Washington Red*kins announcing the creation of the “Washington Redskins Original Americans Foundation.” The announcement served as a rallying cry for all those who support the Red*kins and other ethnic team names and mascot
The word “indigenous” has become ever present in the way that most people now tend to speak, think, and write about the nations and peoples that were living in this hemisphere when the monarchs of Western Christendom first made their invasive landfalls in the 15th and later centuries.
The Red*kins team name has managed to retain strong public support, even despite outcry against team owner, Dan Snyder, announcing this week the creation of the “Washington Redskins Original Americans Foundation.” But strong public support and apathy, even from many within the Native community, d
The world is moving forward on Indigenous Rights, yet the Supreme Court of the United States is moving backward. In 2010, the United States joined the United Nations in supporting the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, which declares:
The Washington Redskins new charity, "Original Americans Foundation" (OAF), tills ground tilled long ago by Puritan leaders of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Team owner Dan Snyder, wittingly or not, is reinventing an old plow.
In Lakota stories, one of our traditional characters is a spider named “Iktomi." He got himself in all kinds of predicaments because he was selfish, greedy, and told lies. Iktomi is a trickster.
The hate group Citizens Equal Rights Alliance (CERA), and those like it, use similar tactics to disguise their fear of brown people in positions of authority.
My friend Gary Edwards is wrong on this one. I saw his video on the Washington pro football team website.
When Christine Fallin, daughter of Oklahoma governor, Mary Fallin, released a photo of herself wearing a headdress on March 6, she sparked outrage among people who belong to the 37-plus Native Nations established in Oklahoma and across Indian country, in general.
The Cleveland professional baseball franchise adopted the “Indians” name nearly 100 years ago. As this anniversary approaches, it is important to reflect on the name’s historical and present day meanings. Much has changed with regard to U.S. race relations since 1915.