On July 13, 2020, following a review of the team’s name, the National Football League’s (“NFL”) Washington Redskins announced they would be retiring both their team name and logo. “The decision [came] amid the Black Lives Matter movement — which . . . sparked a cultural awakening — and after decades of debate over its name and logo, which many say are offensive towards Native Americans.” Dan Synder, owner of the Washington Football Team, said the decision was made “in light of recent events around our country and feedback from our community.”
This post was originally published on the Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal website on November 16, 2020. The original post can be accessed via the Archived Link button above.
Epstein, Shelby, "The Washington Redskins Abandon Their Historically Controversial Team Name Amidst a Push for Socially Conscious Branding" (2020). AELJ Blog. 255.