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D.C. Congressional Delegate introduces bill to strip NFL of tax-exempt status over Redskins’ name

Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder isn’t convinced by the public outcry over his team’s racist name and he’s noted repeatedly that he will “never” change the name on his own. While Snyder clearly doesn’t care about looking like a bigot, he… Read More

Black students create “Am I Next?” spoken word video in response to Ferguson

In a video posted to YouTube last week, Walter Kelly (COL ’16) and dozens of friends performed a spoken word protest, titled “Am I Next?” of the shooting of unarmed black teen Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO and the… Read More

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Diverse panel of students and experts continues campus discussion of Ferguson

Students and diversity-oriented groups, including the Black House, the Black Student Alliance, and Georgetown University Women of Color, gathered in Copley Formal Lounge on Wednesday to participate in a discussion and panel on the events that occurred in… Read More

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Native Americans protest Redskins’ name at season opener

The Washington Redskins began their football season on Sunday with a game in Houston. Marring their first appearance was a group of Native American protesters, who gathered outside Houston’s NRG Stadium to call the Redskins’ name racist and… Read More

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Washington Post editorial board will no longer use the Redskins’ name

On August 22, the Washington Post‘s editorial board decided to stop using “Redskins” to describe D.C.’s friendly, more-than-a-little-racist neighborhood football team and joined a growing chorus of dissenting voices in the media and government about the controversial name. “We don’t… Read More

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Washington Redskins trademark revoked for being racist

Last week, the federal U.S. Patent and Trademark Office ended the trademark the Washington Redskins have for their name. The Patent and Trademark Office, among other critics, finds the Redskins’ name to be an offensive racial slur. The… Read More

Students protest GU’s “institutional racism” in Red Square

From 3:00 to 3:30 p.m. today, a group of six students held firm ground in Red Square. “Georgetown is Institutionally Racist,” one of their signs read. Another sign listed the percentages of students on campus of different races,… Read More

Rope found in Healy sub-basement not a noose

The rope found this week hanging in a Healy Hall sub-basement was not a noose, according to Associate Vice President for Communications Julie Green Bataille. “[N]ew details have come to light that lead us to believe the rope… Read More

Racist graffiti, vandalism, and “possible noose” found near Georgetown tunnels

11:50 a.m. update: This morning, a University official told local television news outlets that the rope has been identified as a piece of climbing equipment, not a noose. The official also confirmed that the graffiti was not a… Read More

At Georgetown Basketball Game, Jeremy Lin subject to a slur

Jeremy Lin during the Harvard vs. Boston College basketball game For a team that the men’s basketball team doesn’t play all that often and isn’t a big rival, Georgetown was reportedly less-than-welcoming during the game against Harvard last… Read More