Prof. Victoria Phillips discusses the legal battle to ban the racist "Redskins" trademark on WESU's "Indigenous Politics" Radio

On Friday, April 12, Professor Vicki Phillips was featured on WESU's "Indigenous Politics" radio. The program focused on the legal battle to ban the racist "redskins" trademark. New legislation recently introduced to the US House aims to ban the trademarking of the term and other racist language against Native Americans. If passed, the proposed Non-Disparagement of Native American Persons or Peoples in Trademark Registration Act of 2013 would strip the Washington football team of its trademarked name, cancel the federal registrations of trademarks that use the term in reference to Native Americans, and prevent future registrations. The other guest on the show is Suzan Show Harjo- the lead plaintiff with six other American Indians who in 1992 filed the landmark case, Harjo et al v. Pro Football, Inc., against the disparaging name of the Washington football team. To listen to the segment, please visit:

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