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The Washington Redskins are under pressure to change their name, as some activists say it is racist and disparaging to Native Americans. Major investors and shareholders threatened Nike, FedEx and Pepsi asking that they pull capital if the Redskins don’t change their name. FedEx, which has naming rights to the Redskins’ stadium, agreed and formally asked the Redskins to change their team name on Thursday. Later Thursday, Nike took all of its Washington’s gear off its website. By Friday, a PepsiCo spokesperson said, “We believe it is time for a change,” and said they were communicating with the team.
Washington Team to ‘Consider’ Name Change Amid Pressure From FedEx, Nike, Pepsihttps://t.co/dURnbmtw57
— Deadspin (@Deadspin) July 4, 2020
Meanwhile, in an opinion piece for the Washington Examiner, Timothy P. Carney, senior political columnist and a resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, wrote, “This is a good time to remind the world that Native Americans largely disagree with corporate America and the elite media on this issue. The most thorough poll of Native American sentiment in the past decade found that 90% of Native Americans didn’t find the team name racist. Only 9% found it offensive.”
We asked you: “Should the Washington Redskins change their name?” 98% of respondents said, “No, the name honors Native Americans and reflects pride. Leave the name alone!”
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