Center for American Progress. July 2014.
The debate over the racist name and mascot of the professional football team based in the nation’s capital, the “Redskins,” has reached a fever pitch in recent months. Fifty U.S. senators signed a letter urging the National Football League, or NFL, to take action and change the name. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office recently canceled several of the team’s trademarks because they were disparaging to American Indian and Alaska Native, or AI/AN, people and communities. And several media outlets across the country have stopped printing and using the name, including the San Francisco Chronicle, Slate, and The Seattle Times. [Note: contains copyrighted material].
http://cdn.americanprogress.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/StegmanAIANmascots-report.pdf [PDF format, 32 pages].
Pew Research Center for the People & the Press. March 30, 2012.
The Trayvon Martin case has highlighted issues relating to the treatment of blacks by local police departments, the state of race relations in the U.S. and press coverage of African Americans. Pew Research Center surveys in recent years have covered the opinions of African Americans on these and other issues. [Note: contains copyrighted material].