Want to really stand for racial justice? Change your name. https://t.co/XTlIJrfNx4
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) June 2, 2020
New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez retweeted the Redskins post to her personal Twitter page and said, “Want to really stand for racial justice? Change your name.”
Ah, yes, the Washington Redskins, whose name and logo was deemed “disparaging to Native Americans” by the U.S. trademark office and an appeal court. The name and logo against which the NCAI has petitioned since the 1940s. They’ll using this time to post black boxes and be allies! https://t.co/8UQcMwB8P5
— Scott Wheeler (@scottcwheeler) June 2, 2020
Hey guys I have an idea for how you can maybe do your part to defeat some racism
— Louisa 🌈👭 (@LouisatheLast) June 2, 2020
— Stephen A. Smith Burner (@SASBurnerAcct) June 2, 2020
thank you, washington racial slurs, for standing against racism
— Bobby Lewis (@revrrlewis) June 2, 2020
I will never delete this picture. pic.twitter.com/u5W3P339Lw
— 1travisns (@1travisns) June 2, 2020
How about starting with blacking out your logo and change your teams racist nickname. That’s how you can help combat racism. Look in the damn mirror.
— Matthew A. Cherry (@MatthewACherry) June 2, 2020
The #BlackOutTuesday response is part of “Justice for George Floyd” protests sparked after video surfaced showing George Floyd’s killing by a Minneapolis police officer.
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