The Washington “Redskins” are no more. The team took to social media on Monday morning and announced they were retiring the team nickname as well as the logo.
“Today we are announcing we will be retiring the Redskins name and logo,” the team said.
That decision was applauded by many and that includes from the Navajo Nation who said, “July 13, 2020 is now a historic day for all Indigenous peoples around the world.”
“The NFL Washington-based team officially announced the retirement of the racist and disparaging ‘Redskins’ team name and logo,” the Navajo Nation continued.
“For generations, this team name and logo has misrepresented the true history and events that define the term ‘redskins.'”
The Navajo nation even has a suggestion for a new team name, which is the Washington Code Talkers.
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“Renaming the team ‘Code Talkers’ to honor the Navajo Code Talkers, and other tribal nations who used their sacred language to help win World War II, would set the team on a path to restoring its reputation and correcting the historical misrepresentation of Indigenous peoples.”