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Washington’s Football Team
Washington’s Football Team news and analysis from The Nation
November 7, 2016
Giving the Game Away: Trump Argues to Preserve Racist Reds**** Brand
His closing argument binds his campaign to support for the NFL’s most bigoted brand.
October 26, 2016
Why the World Series Is Tainted by Racism
Cleveland’s baseball team flaunts the most spectacularly racist logo in professional sports.
May 25, 2016
On the Shameful and Skewed ‘Redskins’ Poll
The Washington Post
did a grave disservice by utterly ignoring studies that clearly demonstrate the harm mascotting causes.
May 23, 2016
This NFL Hall of Fame Member Won’t Let His Grandson Play Football
Harry Carson is calling for keeping children out of the sport entirely.
October 1, 2015
Not the Smart One: On Jeb’s Garbled Support for the Washington Football Team’s Brand
Jeb Bush has unsurprisingly decided to side with bigotry in the case of Washington’s football team’s name. His incoherent reasoning should ring alarm bells for supporters and detractors alike.
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September 9, 2015
Washington’s Football Team Is the Donald Trump of the NFL
The Washington football franchise is trying to build a fan base the same way Donald Trump is constructing his electoral campaign: by appealing to white anxiety.
July 8, 2015
A Judge Just Ruled Against the Most Racist Name in Football
The Washington football team's name is a dictionary-defined slur—and now the federal Patent and Trademark Office has been ordered to cancel its trademark registration.
June 24, 2015
The Confederate Flag, the Washington Football Team, and the Owners Who Love Them
If the Confederate flag is seen as poisonous, then products bearing the Washington football team name should be regarded in similar fashion.
November 3, 2014
Why the Movement Against Washington Football’s Racial Slur Is ‘Idle No More’
The largest demonstration in history against the NFL’s racial slur of a brand has roots north of the border.
October 17, 2014
Comedian Hari Kondabolu with a ‘Solution’ to Changing the Name of the Washington Football Team
“Since logic and human decency have not led to a name change, perhaps it’s best we attempt to destroy their brand through public mockery.”