A Team By Any Other Name

Native American groups lobby for teams to change names

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

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The regular baseball season is winding down, but the excitement for fans is far from over. Both the American and National League teams are making their big push for the playoffs and then (hopefully) a run at the World Series. The Takeaway's sports contributor Ibrahim Abdul-Matin gives us his picks for teams to watch.

Also on Ibrahim's agenda? For years, Native American groups have been trying to change the name of professional sports teams such as the Braves, the Cleveland Indians, and the Florida State Seminoles. Now, Native American activists are focusing on the Washington Redskins, and they are trying to take the case all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. Our very own sports contributor, Ibrahim Abdul-Matin, brings us up to speed.

Guests:

Ibrahim Abdul-Matin

Hosted by:

Todd Zwillich

Contributors:

David J Fazekas

Comments [3]

Anti-racist

You want to talk about sports? Okay, then. When you first learned what the Duke lacrosse team was accused of, did you keep an open mind, or did you automatically assume that they were guilty because they are Caucasian males and the "victim" is an African American female?

Sep. 19 2009 01:43 PM
ibrahim

interesting comment, though i am not sure what you mean by anything and everything associated with Caucasian culture - i cover sports, a cultural expression that manifests itself in all racial communities.

Sep. 17 2009 03:34 PM
Disgusted with PC Racism

"Also on Ibrahim's agenda?"

Oh, we all know what's on Ibrahim's agenda: anything and everything associated with Caucasian culture.

Sep. 16 2009 06:40 PM

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