Numerous organizations and individuals advocated that the National Football League team located in the Washington metropolitan area change its name, the Redskins, and its primary logo depicting a Native American in profile.

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  • Numerous organizations and individuals advocated that the National Football League team located in the Washington metropolitan area change its name, the Redskins, and its primary logo depicting a Native American in profile. Over 115 professional organizations representing civil rights, educational, athletic, and scientific experts have published resolutions or policies that state that the use of Native American names and/or symbols by non-native sports teams is a harmful form of ethnic stereotyping that promote misunderstanding and prejudice which contributes to other Americans. The Washington, D.C. team is only one example of the Native American mascot controversy, but it receives the most public attention because the name itself being defined as derogatory or insulting in modern dictionaries, and due to the prominence of the team representing the nation's capital. A local group of DC change advocates collected over 1,800 signatures on a petition which was delivered to the team headquarters in December 2016. In July 2020, major sponsors have responded to opponents of systemic racism in the wake of the killing of George Floyd. FedEx, Nike, and PepsiCo now advocate a change, and the NFL and management has announced that a process of review of the name will now begin. On July 23, 2020 the team announced that they will be called the Washington Football Team with a block "W" logo for the 2020 season. (en)
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  • Numerous organizations and individuals advocated that the National Football League team located in the Washington metropolitan area change its name, the Redskins, and its primary logo depicting a Native American in profile. (en)
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  • List of Washington Redskins name change advocates (en)
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