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Filed Under: Opinion | Sports
Dolph Hatfield: A conversation about NFL team's racist mascot (04/20)
Joseph Bennett, an African American gentleman in his early 60’s, was sitting in his usual seat, wearing his customary Indian headdress and burgundy Washington team jacket with its 'Redskin' emblems.

Filed Under: Opinion
Dennis Chappabitty: How I survived a racist attack in Oklahoma (03/31)
I engaged in a pitched, life-and-death, brutal, bloody battle with four racist young white men on a lonely dark rural road in Creek County, Oklahoma in 1971.

Filed Under: Education | Opinion | Sports
Simon Moya-Smith: NFL team must eliminate racist mascot too (03/24)
I'll protect children first before I protect anyone's right to harm them.

Filed Under: Opinion | Sports
Amanda Blackhorse: Dehumanization of our people continues (03/23)
What people don’t realize is there are real Natives out there who have been truly affected and psychologically damaged by sports mascots.

Filed Under: Education | Sports
Public school board in New York says goodbye to racist mascot (03/17)
The decision leaves just two school districts in the state with the racist name.

Filed Under: Education | Opinion
Jacqueline Keeler: Media enables fake Indian mascot defenders (03/12)
Eugene Herrod from the Southern California Indian Center has done extensive background research on Mark Yancey and of Dennis 'Yellowhorse' Jones.

Filed Under: Law | Opinion | Sports
Gabe Galanda: Shame on ACLU for defending racist NFL mascot (03/09)
Our disappointment with the ACLU’s decision to file a friend-of-the-court brief in support of Dan Synder’s R*****ns trademark runs deep.

Filed Under: Education | Sports
Deadspin: Fake Indian rides to defense of racist school mascot (03/06)
Mark Yancey was among those who packed the school cafeteria, and at least one Indian at the gathering let him know he was regarded as a carpetbagging phony.

Filed Under: Education | Opinion
Editorial: Mascot reflects history of violence and discrimination (03/04)
The celebration of racism can never be justified – not by tradition and certainly not by pride.

Filed Under: Education | Opinion
Opinion: Eliminating racist mascot was the right thing to do (02/17)
When I raised my hand to vote in a classroom at Neshaminy High School nearly 18 months ago, I was unaware of the battle I was about to ignite as editor-in-chief of The Playwickian, my school's newspaper.

Filed Under: Opinion | Sports
Opinion: Inside the NFL's playbook for defending a racist mascot (02/02)
It's time for the Washington football team to change its name.

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Amanda Blackhorse: Navajo leader defends racist NFL mascot (01/28)
When I attended the 20th Annual Arizona Legislative Day at the Arizona State Capitol in Phoenix, Arizona, I did not expect to run into Ben Shelly.

Filed Under: National | Sports
Civil rights group calls for elimination of NFL team's racist name (01/19)
A testy meeting that included Gary Edwards, a Cherokee man who runs the Original Americans Foundation, proved to be the last straw.

Filed Under: Law | National | Sports
DOJ backs Native activists in battle over racist NFL trademarks (01/09)
The Obama administration will defend a federal law that bars the registration of offensive trademarks.

Filed Under: Opinion | Sports
Kina Swayney: Eastern Cherokees don't support racist NFL name (01/05)
Veteran discusses opposition to the Washington NFL team's racist mascot.

Filed Under: Opinion | Sports
Opinion: A solution for the Washington NFL team's racist mascot (12/22)
Few people have a greater sense of racial sensitivity than a man who once threatened a lawsuit against a local weekly, saying that a cover photograph of him bedecked with graffiti-like scribblings of a devil’s horns and a moustache and beard was an anti-semitic slur.

Filed Under: Opinion | Sports
Mark Trahant: NCAI launches new campaign against racist mascot (12/17)
Nearly a year ago the National Congress of American Indians posted on YouTube the ad that could not afford to run.

Filed Under: Opinion | Sports
Column: Owner is the real 'obstacle' with Washington NFL team (12/15)
The true obstacle here is ownership, and when ownership is an immovable object, the fans are doomed.

Filed Under: Opinion
Amanda Blackhorse: Supporters of racist mascot resort to racism (12/04)
This billion-dollar industry of Native mascotry profits off of the degradation of a race, an ethnicity, a culture and religions.

Filed Under: National | Sports
Cherokee Nation upset by link to Washington team's foundation (12/02)
Chief Bill John Baker said the tribe would not have sponsored the event had he known of the involvement of the Original Americans Foundation.

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