2020-07-14 12:16:27

Washington NFL Team Removes Racist Name After Years of Indigenous Protests


The Washington NFL team, whose name and mascot have been a slur against Native Americans for nearly 90 years, announced Monday it will change its racist name, facing mounting pressure from corporate sponsors.


The decision is a hard-fought victory for Indigenous activists who for years have demanded the team remove the R-word from its name.


It also comes as the Black Lives Matter movement has forced a reckoning about monuments and tributes to racism around the country.


Democracy Now! gets a response from Amanda Blackhorse, a Navajo activist who has led the fight to change the name and logo of the Washington R-dsk-ns football team.



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