The US Patent Office says it won’t protect a racial slur. Democracy Now talks to Amanda Blackhorse to explain what it means for the Washington Redskins.
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Natives find the term Redskins highly offense. It has the historic background as follows:
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For the last several years, Native American activists in Canada have been using the language of “decolonize” or “decolonialism” as a part of their rhetoric in advocating for change. I do not believe that this is a particularly useful tactic for a lot of reasons, and one which in the long run will serve . . . → Read More: The Cracked Crystal Ball II: Approaching Native Issues and the Language of Decolonization