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Washington NFL team changes name

“This is a good decision for the country – not just Native peoples – since it closes a painful chapter of denigration and disrespect toward Native Americans and other people of color."

Image via Change the Mascot on twitter


"This is a good decision for the country – not just Native peoples – since it closes a painful chapter of denigration and disrespect toward Native Americans and other people of color. Future generations of Native youth will no longer be subjected to this offensive and harmful slur every Sunday during football season.


We have made clear from the start that this movement was never about political correctness, but seeking to prevent unnecessary harm to our youth, since we know from social scientists the many harmful effects this mascot has had on Native Americans’ self-image.


Today marks the start of a new chapter for the NFL and the Washington franchise, beginning a new legacy that can be more inclusive for fans of all backgrounds.” - Ray Halbritter, Oneida Nation Representative and head of the Change the Mascot campaign on today's official announcement that the Washington NFL team is changing its name.


Press release: https://www.einpresswire.com/article/521586121/change-the-mascot-commends-nfl-and-washington-franchise-for-removing-r-word-slur-from-team-name-and-mascot