Since the 1960s, there has been a movement to update mascots and team names in sports, to remove offensive and derogatory Native American stereotypes. Change the Mascot is a national campaign to end the use of the racial slur “R*dskins” as the mascot and name of the NFL team in Washington, D.C. In July 2020, the Washington team finally announced it would drop the name and related logo.
Launched by the Oneida Indian Nation, the organization has tracked the many changes that have happened over time at the high school, college and professional levels. These are some examples of how change has happened.
Share your thoughts
Create an account to join the conversation.