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Change the MASKOT Name ! - PLEASE SIGN !!

Society & Culture  (tags: SUPER BOWL, SUPERBOWL ADS, WASHINGTON REDSKINS, NATIVE AMERICANS, MASKOT, INDIGENOUS PEOPLES, ethics, humanrights, culture, americans, history, society, sports, education )

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The Super Bowl Ad You Didn't See Sign the petition if you support a name change for the Washington Redskins.


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Angelika R (143)
Monday February 3, 2014, 6:36 am

If you turned on a TV, went online, or even stepped out to the grocery store this week, it was almost impossible to miss that today was Super Bowl Sunday. Few events grab the nation's attention like the big game.

But for all the NFL's done to make the Super Bowl practically a national holiday, the league has been willfully insulting one particular group: American Indians. Maybe that's why you didn't see this ad tonight.

Angelika R (143)
Monday February 3, 2014, 6:40 am

Angelika R (143)
Monday February 3, 2014, 6:44 am

Frans Badenhorst (582)
Monday February 3, 2014, 6:55 am
Thank you for signing this petition. Please take a moment to help this important campaign by sharing the petition with your friends:

Frances Darcy (124)
Monday February 3, 2014, 7:32 am
VERY POignant

Ben O (140)
Monday February 3, 2014, 8:00 am

Brad H (21)
Monday February 3, 2014, 8:02 am

Carole Sarcinello (338)
Monday February 3, 2014, 8:10 am

Good on you for posting this, Angie!

(Signed from personal email.)


Kit B (276)
Monday February 3, 2014, 8:11 am

Just not to the Washington Senators - Please. Many names are possible without insulting people. Signed - again. I think the pressure is having some effect. Now to get the NFL to pay taxes, I realize that for many football is a religious experience, and the NFL is very generous with money to charity. That does not mean they should be tax free group.

We could whip up a petition with an opening for comments on the new name for the Washington team.

Angelika R (143)
Monday February 3, 2014, 8:21 am
Great idea Kit! -while we're at it. Petition/s for the tax correction were already out, this could well be combined.

Angelika R (143)
Monday February 3, 2014, 8:22 am
I also do hope that all here will not just quickly sign but take time to watch the powerful VIDEO as well!

Sam H (410)
Monday February 3, 2014, 8:48 am
It IS powerful!

Angelika R (143)
Monday February 3, 2014, 9:01 am
As the thread grows I'll repeat this here once more: (the NFL is after all, quite international as well)


JL A (281)
Monday February 3, 2014, 9:06 am
signed via email, noted now; thanks for posting Angelika!

Angelika R (143)
Monday February 3, 2014, 9:20 am
To put people in the know of the background:

Oneida Indian Nation Responds to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s Remarks Defending the Racist Name of Washington’s Team

The Oneida Indian Nation and its Change the Mascot campaign responded to the remarks made by NFL ommissioner Roger Goodell in the news conference following his State of the NFL address Friday in New York City.
Goodell defended the Washington team’s usage of the racially insensitive R-word slur as its name and mascot.
Oneida Nation Representative Ray Halbritter has issued the following statement in response to Goodell’s remarks.
“It is deeply troubling that with the Super Bowl happening on lands that were once home to
Native Americans, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell would use the event as a platform to insist that the dictionary-defined R-word racial slur against Native Americans is somehow a sign of "honor.”

Commissioner Goodell represents a $9-billion brand with global reach, yet insists that it is somehow no big deal that his league uses those vast resources to promote this slur. In the process, he conveniently ignores all the social science research showing that the NFL's promotion of this word has serious cultural and psychological effects on native peoples. Worse, he cites the heritage of the team’s name without mentioning that the name was given to the team by one of America’s most famous segregationists, George Preston Marshall.
He also somehow doesn’t mention the heritage of the R- word itself, which was as an epithet screamed at Native Americans as they were forced at gunpoint off their lands.”
“The fact that Mr. Goodell doesn’t seem to know any of this -or is deliberately ignoring it- suggests that for all his claims to be listening, he isn’t listening at all."

Angelika R (143)
Monday February 3, 2014, 9:25 am

Past Member (0)
Monday February 3, 2014, 9:37 am
Glady signed-thx Angelika

Carole K (195)
Monday February 3, 2014, 12:34 pm
Noted & signed. TY, Angelika!

Süheyla C (234)
Tuesday February 4, 2014, 12:56 am
signed, noted Thank you Angelika

6469. suheyla caliskan from istanbul, Turkey signed this petition on Feb 4, 2014.

Ljiljana Milic (115)
Tuesday February 4, 2014, 2:53 am
Now that you have signed, help it grow
& Thank you Agelika

Franshisca Dearmas (89)
Tuesday February 4, 2014, 9:33 am
Noted and signed. TY Angelika

Anne F (17)
Tuesday February 4, 2014, 1:58 pm
It's a wonderful ad - thanks for posting.

Mike H (252)
Tuesday February 4, 2014, 5:51 pm
Petition signed thank you. This is long overdue.

Jelica R (144)
Tuesday February 4, 2014, 9:00 pm
Beautiful video! So signed

Ondine J (134)
Wednesday February 5, 2014, 12:25 am
Noted and signed, thanks Angelika

Bridget Robertson (106)
Wednesday February 5, 2014, 1:30 am
Note and signed. This is more than offensive, it is personal. I may not have much. . But I do have a little Chippewa blood.

Jonathan Harper (0)
Wednesday February 5, 2014, 4:30 am

Mike S (86)
Thursday February 6, 2014, 7:25 pm
SS&N. Thank you Angie.

Animae C (507)
Thursday February 6, 2014, 11:13 pm
Magnificent vid!

# 6,760
AniMaeChi from Adelaide, Australia signed this petition on Feb 6, 2014.

. (0)
Friday February 7, 2014, 4:45 am
gladly signed

Sheryl G (360)
Friday February 7, 2014, 12:14 pm
Change the derogatory name of the Washington football team. Thank you for signing this petition. Thank you for this submission Angelika.

If there was a team called the black skins, yellow skins, or white skins they'd be all up in arms over it and rightly so. Somehow, when it has to do with the American Indians using words that represent them is suppose to be an honor. Just like when the code name Geronimo was used in place of Bin Laden. So if it was such an honor why didn't they use MLK or Lincoln for the code name?

Angelika R (143)
Friday February 7, 2014, 12:32 pm
Good question Sheryl- but we know the answer.

MarietteAWAY G (175)
Friday February 7, 2014, 3:23 pm
Signed, thanks Angie!

Natalie Away J (125)
Saturday February 8, 2014, 8:53 am
Noted and signed, thanks Angie.

Susanne R (236)
Saturday February 8, 2014, 9:10 pm
Signed and noted. Thank you Angelika and Sheryl!

Lynn Squance (235)
Saturday February 8, 2014, 9:33 pm

Mary T (356)
Saturday February 8, 2014, 9:38 pm
Thank you Angelika - signed; noted & shared

Sherri G (128)
Saturday February 8, 2014, 11:34 pm
Signed, tweeted and Noted TY Dandelion

Inge B (199)
Sunday February 9, 2014, 12:38 am


Athena F (131)
Sunday February 9, 2014, 1:04 am
done thanks

Ruth M (235)
Sunday February 9, 2014, 3:16 am
Done thanks for forwarding Dandelion

Irene S (69)
Sunday February 9, 2014, 3:47 am
Signed, thank you Dandelion!

Arild Gone for now (174)
Sunday February 9, 2014, 4:47 am
Signed Angelika.

Pat B (356)
Sunday February 9, 2014, 7:18 am
Thank you, signed.

Birgit W (160)
Sunday February 9, 2014, 7:45 am

SusanAWAY A (219)
Sunday February 9, 2014, 4:24 pm
Noted, signed and shared

Lois Jordan (63)
Sunday February 9, 2014, 4:46 pm
Signed & noted. Thanks, Angelika.....and Dandelion for the link.

Gina Caracci (219)
Sunday February 9, 2014, 8:40 pm
moving video!!!

Ann Welton (230)
Monday February 10, 2014, 12:51 pm
Noted, signed and shared. Thank you Angelika.
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