WFT WON’T CONSIDER ‘WARRIORS’ TO REPLACE ‘REDSKINS’ AS NEW NAME, PRESIDENT SAYS

By Lewis Gould

WFT, which is choosing a new nickname and logo that depart from any “linkage to Native American imagery,” will not consider “Warriors” as an option, team president Jason Wright says.

Wright¬†made the announcement in his “weekly brief” posted on the team’s website, citing the team’s “inclusive process to listen to all voices” with a “particular emphasis to engaging, listening and learning from Native American leaders and individuals throughout the country.”

That process, was “not just the simple, easy-to-categorize ‘who’s for or who’s against’ polling of our old name, but research revealing the psychological effects of Native American team names on American Indian and Alaska Native youth,” he wrote.

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