We turn to the ongoing controversy over the name of the Washington NFL team, in light of last week’s cancellation of the team’s trademark registration by the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. In a 99-page decision, the Board said the team’s name and logo are disparaging to Native Americans. Joining us are: Mark Trahant, an independent print and media journalist; Suzan Shown Harjo, (Cheyenne and Hodulgee) President of The Morning Star Institute, a national Native rights organization, columnist for Indian Country Today Media Network, and past Executive Director of the National Congress of American Indians; and Julie A. Hopkins, partner at Tydings and Rosenberg LLP where she practices Intellectual Property and Technology Law.
It’s another episode of Beyond the Spin. We start by exploring the issue of racist sport team mascots, specifically those that use stereotypes of Native Americans. Our incredible roundtable includes:
Suzan Shown Harjo, (Cheyenne & Hodulgee) President of The Morning Star Institute, a national Native rights organization, columnist for Indian Country Today Media Network, and past Executive Director of the National Congress of American Indians;
Mark Trahant, an independent print and media journalist;
Ellen Staurowsky, Professor in the Department of Sports Management at the Goodwin School of Professional Studies at Drexel University;
and Marge Kalama, host of the show TalkingDrum and Our People and Mother Earth on KWSO in Warm Springs, OR.
It’s time for our weekly news round-up on the latest headlines including the controversy surrounding the George Zimmerman trial for the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, Washington Redskins name, US Attorney General Eric Holder. We are joined by:
Shedd Johnson, News Director at WVAS in Montgomery, Alabama,
Edward Wyckoff Williams, author, columnist, and regular contributor to The Root,
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