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Article Date: July 2020
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Washington NFL and Cleveland MLB Study Changing Names

With multiple fronts pushing to eliminate names seen as racist by Native Americans and a growing portion of the general public, the Washington Redskins are studying a name change after years of hard line resistance and the Cleveland Indians, who have been gradually removing some of their more overt symbols like Chief Wahoo, are doing the same.


Among the key pressure groups in the Redskins situation were two major sponsors: FedEx which has the naming rights for the home field, and Nike, which last week took all of Washington’s merchandise off their site. Pepsi and Bank of America, also major sponsors, ... Log in to view full article.


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