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Leaked Letter to NFL by Native American Leaders Demands Immediate Action on Redskins Name
In a leaked letter that was sent to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, stakeholders and public officials Monday, Native American leaders demanded the league take immediate action to change the Washington Redskins’ name. The letter outlines seven “non-negotiable” steps the league should take, including banning “all use of Native imagery, names, slur names, redface [and] appropriation of Native culture.”
It’s the latest move in an accelerating push to change the name, and follows 87 investment firms asking Nike, FedEx and PepsiCoto end their relationships with the team unless the name changed, which led to FedEx asking the team to review the name. By Friday, owner …