• Eni Faleomavaega discusses ‘Redskins’ on House Floor

    Summary of 2 articles · Updated Jul 10, 2013
    And so, here is an excerpt of a speech delivered on that floor by Eni F.H. Faleomavaega American Samoa’s non-voting delegate to the House Wednesday morning. See the video below. “It’s time the National Football League and the NFL commissioner, Roger Goodell, face the reality that the continued use of the word ‘Redskin’ is unacceptable,” Faleomavaega said. “Mr. Goodell, however, in a dismissive manner, declared that the team’s name is a ‘unifying force that stands for strength, courage, pride and respect.’...
    • Redskins decried as “racist, derogatory term” on House floor

      In a speech on the floor of the House of Representatives today, the Washington Redskins’ name was decried as a racial slur and a term that causes pain to Native Americans. Eni Faleomavaega, the non-voting delegate to the House of Representatives from Am…

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