Washington Redskins finally agree Dismantling racist team mascots is long overdue

By Paul Whitinui, Associate Professor, Faculty of Education, School of Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education, University of Victoria THE CANADIAN PRESS This article was originally published on The Conversation, an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts. The Washington Redskins, facing increased public and financial pressure, have finally announced they will change their team nickname. This decision puts an end to almost 30 years of active protest and litigation against the National Football League franchise. Following the brutal killing of George Floyd by police in Minneapolis on May 25, the Black Lives Matter movement effectively mobilized the world to stand united against racialized acts of violence. The idea of sports teams changing their racist logos, names or brands became part of the campaign against…

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