Leaked Letter to NFL by Native American Leaders Demands Immediate Action on Redskins Name

Sent to commissioner Roger Goodell, corporate stakeholders and elected officials

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A letter sent to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell today, which can be read in full below, demands immediate action to change the name of the league’s Washington Redskins team.

The campaign to change the Washington team’s name—a double-edged sword that is not only a derogatory slur but also refers to a bleak period of state-sponsored genocide against Native Americans—has been going on for decades. However, it reached a fever pitch last week after Adweek published a letter



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