We Have Many Names…“Redskins” is Not One of Them

MEDIUM • VALERIE RED-HORSE MOHL – “As someone of American Indian heritage and an outspoken activist for racial equity and social justice, I have welcomed the recent surge of questions about land rights, demoralizing statues, reparations, and indigenous synergies with Black Lives Matter. I am grateful that we have entered into a time of important dialogue recognizing systemic racial bias and an accelerated demand for change. These issues are not new to those of us within these communities — in fact, we’ve been discussing and advocating for correction for decades.

The increase in awareness and support recently stemming from the unfortunate incidents of police brutality seem to be leading to sustainable actions and change. Yet, there remains one topic that still elicits strong pushback and generates heated debate — the sports mascot issue…”