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Endorse This: ‘South Park’ Trolls The Washington Redskins

Watch ‘South Park’ ruin the Redskins’ lame defense in just 60 seconds.

September 22, 2014

U.S. Patent Office Cancels Washington Redskins Trademark

Washington (AFP) – The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Wednesday cancelled the federal registration of the Washington Redskins’ name after it agreed that it is “disparaging of Native Americans.” The decision, which the American football team can appeal, is a victory for American Indians and their supporters for whom “redskins” is racially charged word. […]

June 18, 2014

From Manhattan To Washington, American Indians Get Snookered

Twenty-four dollars. That, supposedly, was the price Governor Peter Minuit paid American Indians for the island of Manhattan in 1625. It’s a tale historians find suspect. In the first place, whatever Minuit paid was in goods valued at 60 17th-century Dutch guilders; the calculation that this equaled 24 U.S. dollars was made two centuries later […]

April 16, 2014

NFL’s Defense Of ‘Redskins’ Falls Woefully Short

Using slurs seems a simple issue:  It is morally wrong and offensive. But to Roger Goodell, the NFL commissioner, “the issue is undeniably complex.” Goodell wrote those words in a very sophisticated and carefully crafted Feb. 27 letter defending the name of the football team in the nation’s capital. The National Memo has obtained a […]

March 6, 2014