Washington Redskins

Joshua Ostroff

Indigenous Leaders Explain 'Why We're Not Your Mascot'

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Ostroff | Posted 10.18.2016 | Canada Living

"Why we still tolerate language on a jersey that we would not tolerate on the field is beyond me."

HuffPost Canada Will Not Be Using Racist Sports Team Names

Joshua Ostroff | Posted 10.13.2016 | Canada
Joshua Ostroff

Thing is, it's not just about Cleveland. It's about dehumanizing and objectifying indigenous people, turning them into insulting caricatures and inaccurate stereotypes. It's about fans putting on redface and headdresses, doing tomahawk chops and war whoops. It's about clinging to the racist past instead of progressing into an equitable future. But change is happening...

Time For Canada To Get Rid Of Indigenous Team Mascots?

CP | Chinta Puxley, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.16.2015 | Canada Business

WINNIPEG — The head of Canada's Truth and Reconciliation Commission says it's time to get rid of offensive indigenous mascots which would never be t...

The Guy Hired To Defend 'Redskins' Has Quit

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 09.07.2014 | Canada

ASHBURN, Va. - A blogger hired by the Washington Redskins to defend the team's name has quit after two weeks.Ben Tribbett announced his resignation on...


CP | Alan Fram, The Associated Press | Posted 07.22.2014 | Canada

WASHINGTON - Half the U.S. Senate urged NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Thursday to change the Washington Redskins' name, saying it is a racist slur...

Blasted By UN Human Rights Expert

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 06.11.2014 | Canada

GENEVA - A United Nations human rights expert says the name of the Washington Redskins football team is a "hurtful reminder" of the mistreatment of Na...

How the NFL is Perpetuating Racism

Christopher Stuart Taylor | Posted 04.25.2014 | Home
Christopher Stuart Taylor

I find it appalling that the NFL who has a whole team -- I repeat a whole team -- that is named after a racial slur against First Nations peoples, the Washington Redskins, is all of a sudden in the business of "politically correctness." In terms of the Redskins, the NFL finds all kinds of excuses on why they should keep the name.

We Know Why Women Fake It, But Why Does the NFL?

Andy Juniper | Posted 11.11.2013 | Canada
Andy Juniper

Faking it is part of our culture. Soccer players around the globe have been faking it for years -- that is, feigning most-grievous injury where, in fact, not even a light stroke of contact occurred. And in recent years, even the big boys of basketball have taken to faking contact, flopping about on the court like a fish on a dry dock with Oscar-worthy performances.