Majority of Americans Don't Think Redskins Should Change Name | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

Majority of Americans Don't Think Redskins Should Change Name

Play associated audio
http://www.flickr.com/photos/keithallison/6009909019/

Four in five Americans don't think the Washington Redskins should change the team's name, according to a new poll by the Associated Press.

Some consider "Redskins" to be a derogatory term for Native Americans, and the team has faced a barrage of criticism for refusing to change it. Opponents recently launched a new round of legal proceedings intended to deny the team federal trademark protection, and this week a D.C. Council Member introduced a resolution calling on the team to change its name to the "Redtails."

But the poll conducted last month shows that nationally, "Redskins" still enjoys widespread support. Seventy-nine percent of Americans were in favor of keeping the name, and just 11 percent said it should be changed. Eight percent weren't sure and two percent didn't answer.

There has been a slight drop in support since a Washington Post/ABC News poll in 1992 showed 89 percent support for the team's name.

NPR

Sandwich Monday: The Korean Steak Sandwich

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try a sandwich with a cult following. It's the Korean steak from Rhea's Market and Deli in San Francisco.
NPR

Sandwich Monday: The Korean Steak Sandwich

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try a sandwich with a cult following. It's the Korean steak from Rhea's Market and Deli in San Francisco.
NPR

After 5 Weeks Of Haggling, Congress Inks Bipartisan VA Bill

Congress has reached a bipartisan deal to reform the Department of Veterans Affairs, after nearly two months of tense negotiations.
NPR

It's Boom Times For Pop-Up Shops As Mobile Shopping Clicks

One-click online shopping is changing how we shop. Stores with leases as short as a day are proliferating — meaning a storefront can be a designer clothing store one day and a test kitchen the next.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.