Change The Name Redskins

Resolution 14-07.33L

 

WHEREAS, the Yoche Dehe Tribe and the National Congress of American Indians have been demanding that the Washington Redskins change their name for many years; and

WHEREAS, the name Redskins has its historical origins in a deplorable history of genocide against Native Americans, including massacres at "Wounded Knee," "Eagle Lake," and "the Trail of Tears;" and

WHEREAS, the name Redskins is an offensive racial slur;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the California Democratic Party supports demands that Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder put an end to a seventy-year-old racial slur that has persisted far too long and change the team mascot; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the California Democratic Party send this resolution to the entire California Congressional delegation and to the National Football League Team Owners.

 

Sponsored by Carlos Alcala (AD 7) and Norma Alcala (AD 7)

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Adopted by the California Democratic Party
At its July 2014 Executive Board Meeting
Marriot Hotel, Oakland
July 13, 2014

 

 

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