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Saturday, October 25, 2014

Ethical Debates

NY Daily News will no longer use Redskins nickname or logo

The New York Daily News announced on Thursday that it will no longer be using the Washington Redskins team logo or nickname in its print and online publications. “Enormously popular and deeply ingrained in sporting culture, the Redskins name is a throwback to a vanished era of perniciously casual racial attitudes,” the Daily News said…Read More

Mike Carey avoided refereeing Redskins games because of team name

The Washington Redskins team name debate may have emerged as a hot topic over the last year, but there are plenty of people who have had a problem with the racist undertones associated with the nickname for years. Former NFL referee Mike Carey is one of them. Carey, who recently retired after 19 seasons as…Read More

Tony Dungy, Phil Simms will try not to use word ‘Redskins’

Most major television networks have left it up to their television personalities on whether they want to use the term “Redskins” this season or not. With increasing pressure from politicians and other influential groups, the Washington Redskins seem destined to change their nickname at some point. The process might be accelerated if people just stop…Read More

Anti-Redskins commercial to air during NBA Finals (Video)

A commercial that will lobby for the Washington Redskins to change their name is set to air in seven major cities during halftime of Game 3 of the NBA Finals on Tuesday night. The airtime was purchased by the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation, a tribe based in California. According to the Washington Post, the tribe…Read More

Michael Sam kiss debate leads Dallas talk show host to walk off set (Video)

The kiss(es) Michael Sam shared with his boyfriend Vito Cammisano upon being drafted in the seventh round on Saturday instantly became a huge talking point and resulted in no shortage of controversy. Everybody has an opinion on the matter. Some applauded ESPN’s decision to televise the entire emotional reaction; some would have preferred for the…Read More

Harry Reid: Redskins name will be changed within three years

The Washington Redskins have found a new way to try convincing people that the name of their team is not racist in nature. The team announced earlier this week that it will be making a number of charitable contributions to Native Americans, including over 3,000 cold weather coats, sneakers for boys and girls basketball players…Read More

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