REDSKINS - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/REDSKINS News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Letter: Time to change Washington NFL name http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58094032-82/nickname-washington-nfl-redskins.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58094032-82/nickname-washington-nfl-redskins.html.csp">Letter: Time to change Washington NFL name</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-21T17:48:08.993-06:00">Updated Jun 21, 2014 05:48PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">No decent person in his right mind would call another human being a “blackskin,” “brownskin” or “yellowskin.” So why can the Washington NFL franchise get away with calling its team the Redskins? One reason is it’s been around since the 1930s, and through the years, while there was grumbling and lawsuits, the nickname has survived. Guess what. It’s a new millennium. We shouldn’t accept things just because that’s the way it’s been done for close to a century. I agree with the U.S. Patent and Trad...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58094032@www.sltrib.com Sat, 21 Jun 2014 17:48:08 MDT FedEx neutral in debate over Washington’s name http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58091183-79/fedex-team-redskins-company.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58091183-79/fedex-team-redskins-company.html.csp">FedEx neutral in debate over Washington’s name</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOSEPH WHITE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-19T17:26:02.555-06:00">Updated Jun 19, 2014 05:26PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The company most associated with the Washington Redskins is keeping its distance from the debate over the team’s name in the aftermath of a trademark ruling that found the name to be “disparaging” to Native Americans. FedEx has its name on the Redskins’ stadium, and its president, Fred Smith, is a member of the team’s ownership group. But both a senior official and Smith are remaining neutral on owner Dan Snyder’s efforts to keep the name in the face of unprecedented opposition. “It...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-580911832014-06-19T17:26:02.555-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-19T17:26:02.555-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58091183@www.sltrib.com Thu, 19 Jun 2014 17:26:02 MDT NFL: US Patent Office finds Washington Redskins’ name offensive http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58086202-77/redskins-team-trademark-americans.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58086202-77/redskins-team-trademark-americans.html.csp">NFL: US Patent Office finds Washington Redskins’ name offensive</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOSEPH WHITE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-19T16:44:08.352-06:00">Updated Jun 19, 2014 04:44PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office ruled Wednesday that the Washington Redskins’ name is “disparaging of Native Americans” and should be stripped of trademark protection — a decision that puts powerful new financial and political pressure on the NFL team to rename itself. By a vote of 2-1, the agency’s Trademark Trial and Appeal Board sided with five Native Americans in a dispute that has been working its way through legal channels for more than two decades. The ruling doesn’t dir...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-580862022014-06-19T16:44:08.352-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-19T16:44:08.352-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58086202@www.sltrib.com Thu, 19 Jun 2014 16:44:08 MDT