July 13 four-time winner of the Superbowl (the ultimate prize in American football) “Washington Redskins” (“Washington Redskins”) has announced on its website that the new season will be under a new name.
Also changed the logo of the club – now it shows the native America in national headdress.
A new name is chosen not less than 100 years, said the authors. It is unclear how it will be.
July 3, “Washington Redskins” reported on the verification of the conformity of its name policy of the club.
According to the TV channel CBS, with the initiative to conduct such a review, the General sponsor of club, international postal operator FedEx, which owns the rights to the name of the arena in the vicinity of the capital of the United States, where are the “Injuns”. FedEx explained the request for the change of name ddavleniem because of the connection with brands and logos related to racism.
At the same time, recalls to CBS, the poll in 2016 showed that nine out of 10 representatives of the indigenous peoples of the Americas don’t see anything offensive in the name of the football team.
After the murder of American in Minneapolis African American George Floyd around the world raised a wave of protests against racism. The protesters felled monuments to historical figures that had to do with slavery or racism. Authorities renamed a disputed geographical names, the media change policy in the direction of maximum tolerance.