What Are Your Thoughts? Washington NFL Team Announces Name Change

What Are Your Thoughts? Washington NFL Team Announces Name Change

Posted By Paul G July 15th, 2020 Last Updated on: July 15th, 2020

On July 31, the Washington NFL team announced the retirement of their current name and logo.

From Washington Team website:

On July 3rd, we announced the commencement of a thorough review of the team's name. That review has begun in earnest. As part of this process, we want to keep our sponsors, fans and community apprised of our thinking as we go forward.

Today, we are announcing we will be retiring the Redskins name and logo upon completion of this review.

Dan Snyder and Coach Rivera are working closely to develop a new name and design approach that will enhance the standing of our proud, tradition rich franchise and inspire our sponsors, fans and community for the next 100 years.

While many peopled celebrated this news in Indian Country, not everyone supported the change.

A post on the PowWows.com's Facebook page received hundreds of comments.

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That team should have never named it that name, and finally it has been changed. Now the kansas city team has to change its name too. The kansas city chef’s. The atlanta and cleveland baseball teams will change their names as well as the chicago hockey team. All schools, k-12, colleges, and universities will do the same. So will businesses. All Indigenous people need to make them change, now!


Give me a break. They should be honored to have a team of any kind named after them.

Susan M. Haydon

As a member of the planning committee and on-site Kids’ Teepee supervisor for the Prayer Vigil for the Earth on the Washington, DC Mall, I heard many differing opinions on this topic during the 4 years I served, ranging from pride to outright outrage from a diverse sampling of Native American peoples from all over the US and in every age group. I always thought that the name showed an inherent lack of respect, much like using epithets such as “you people” or the “N-word”. I agree with those long-ago compadres of mine from those intense days at the event that it is much better to call people by the name they call themselves, such as Onondaga or Meherrin. I, for one, am glad that the Washington NFL team has finally done the right thing in laying their old name to rest.

Brenda Ann

I’m shy of microphones!!! Lol Writing is my strength.
If that’s what they all agree that they want to do, I guess it’s up to them in the long run,… but… the down-side of this is almost like a type of ethnic cleansing…..
I have 5 nations from around the world in my ancestry, including first nations of the U.S. & african.
I am from Montana & we have a wonderful High School Team called the Warriors. They are proud of their historical name and they are composed of many many nations of young people, including local first nations. When someone tried to change that, they stood up and said a resounding “NO!”
Historically, over the world, there have been conquering nations who cancelled people they were conquering by disposing of symbols & historical things relating to those people, including their graves, etc..
The effect of this was actually the opposite of freedom, it was oppression.
We should all have mercy on each other. The Creator said, “Love one another, as I have loved you” … As in, “I love you so much that I gave my life for you, so you go & do the same for each other.”
If a symbol was chosen as a symbol of honor & respect for an accomplishment &/or for excellent attributes of a person or people, why should it be trodden down?
Myself, I think these names were chosen to honor the strength & resilience of a persevering people, something worth remembering….


I feel that this is another attempt of the radical left and Democrats to wipe out the Indian culture! I have Cherokee heritage and am proud of it and was proud of the Redskins team.

Richard Stephens

I must admit: I was shocked several years ago when school’s and other places were told they could no longer display any logo referring to native Americans!!!?
I had thought it was do to a white man being an asshole!!! But it blew me away to discover it was the native people who were affended???
I mean these places were honoring the native people with these logo’s????🤷
I still don’t get it

Julia grabitz

Democrats even using the Natives. We want no part of the white man’s government.


I understand about white privilege and I believe that I have that even though I live below poverty lines when they first announced the fact that names would be changed on a football teams and other things I was a little upset I was thinking myself I’ve known that my whole life why why do they have to change that well then I realize what it was called the whities or whatever crackers or something like that I would be offended too and you’ve been offended your whole life by this and I never realized it and I am so sorry for that and thank you for allowing us to live on your land

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