Guest Host: Jen Golbeck

A protest against Washington D.C.'s football team name in 2014.

A protest against Washington D.C.'s football team name in 2014.

Debate has been building for years over the name of Washington’s NFL franchise. Team owners have taken a firm stance on retaining the moniker “Redskins” even as many Native Americans and others have called for changing the name from what many consider an offensive slur. A new Washington Post poll found that 9 in 10 Native Americans aren’t offended by the name. We talk about the implications for the team, fans and both the local and Native communities.

Guests

  • Adrienne Keene Professor, Brown University; Author, Native Appropriations blog
  • Dan Steinberg Reporter, Washington Post

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