The fight to change Washington’s NFL team name and its mascot has been ongoing since the 1960s, but the shift from being called an anti-Native slur to the “Commanders” gained traction after the 2020 Black Lives Matter protests and movements for racial justice. Sports journalist Bomani Jones and Crystal Echo Hawk, executive director of IllumiNative and citizen of Pawnee, join Roy Wood Jr. to discuss harmful Native imagery in sports branding, how many Americans lack an understanding of Native issues, and what’s next for other professional sports teams (looking at you, Kansas City).
Follow Beyond the Scenes from The Daily Show with Trevor Noah:
Watch full podcast episodes: dailyshow.com/beyond
Listen wherever you get your podcasts: http://podcasts.iheartradio.com/5VF7TkWF?sid=soc