October 31, 2013
Alex Jacobs

As a troublemaker I’ve always been ambivalent about the Redskins epithet, because I identify with the redskin that will kill a white dude, scalp him and raise the bloody trophy along with an ear-piercing victory war whoop. Did I make that ritual up?

October 27, 2013
Ray Cook, Opinions Editor

For quite some time, the Washington Redskins or Cleveland Indians mascots' images never bothered me.

October 22, 2013
Talisa Reeve

To Whom it may concern,

I hope this letter finds you well, and you may do with it as you please. There has been a lot of press in various news outlets about the term “Redskins” and many debates about whether the name should still be used because of its derogatory connotation.

October 20, 2013
Crystal Willcuts Cole

Perhaps all of the recent anger and unrest in the world means humanity is moving towards something better. Perhaps these are birth pains pushing us towards light.

October 17, 2013
Jesse Witten & Paul Moorehead

Is the tide turning in the effort to bring about a change in the name of the Washington NFL Team?

September 27, 2013
Michael A. Friedman, Ph.D.
The simplest way to dismiss the intensifying national controversy over the word redskin is to insist that the NFL's use of the slur is merely a victimless crime.
September 07, 2013
Ed Rice

The stated mission of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, in Cooperstown, New York, is “to preserve history, honor excellence and connect generations.” It fails on all three counts where Native American players and history are concerned.

August 04, 2013
John Christian Hopkins

“Some of you are asking if [the summer session] will end today,” Navajo Nation Council Speaker Johnny Naize said on Wednesday, July 17. “Well, it’s up to you.”

But the odds didn’t look good.

July 30, 2013
Congressman Eni F.H. Faleomavaega

It is time that the National Football League and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell face the reality that the continued use of the word “redskin” is unacceptable. It is a racist, derogatory term and patently offensive to Native Americans.

July 21, 2013
Jacqueline Keeler

Over the recent Fourth of July opening weekend, The Lone Ranger  was trounced by Despicable Me 2 at the box office.  I also found myself at a Subway deli looking at a cut-out of Johnny Depp’s Tonto.  And to be honest, as an Indian myself, it does not offend me as much as the Was

July 19, 2013
Se-ah-dom Edmo

Oregon's governor John Kitzhaber went on record saying he will veto Senate Bill 215.

June 24, 2013
John F. Banzhaf III

Celebrity chef Paula Deen admits that she used the word nigger “a very long time” ago in strictly private conversations, and she, like so many others, is immediately banned from broadcasting, but team owner Dan Snyder is not only responsible for the repeated use of the word "redskins" on

June 19, 2013
Simon Moya-Smith

“What are you wearing?” I asked.

“What?” he responded. He surveyed his chest. “This?” He then gripped a thin gold chain on his neck.

“No. Your hat, man,” I said. “What does it mean?”

“Oh, I don’t know. Nothing,” he responded. “It just matched my shoes.”

June 16, 2013
Cedric Sunray

Lindy Waters (Kiowa/Cherokee) was a former stand out collegiate basketball player, but you won’t hear him talk too much about that. Today his life is consumed as a father of four, administrator at the University of Oklahoma, and Indian community advocate.