Scholarly Groups Condemn Washington Redskins

May 5, 2015

The American Studies Association announced Monday that its board is demanding that the Washington Redskins change its name. "The ASA, as a leading site of scholarship on indigeneity, on racism, on settler colonialism and on sport, and as an organization based in Washington, D.C., deplores the continuation the harmful nickname and images associated with the team," said a statement from the group. The move follows similar actions from other scholarly associations, including the American Anthropological Association and the Organization of American Historians. The press office of the team did not respond to a request for comment.

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