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  • Why is the NFL team in Washington, D.C., changing its name?

    Illinois professor Jay Rosenstein directed a 1997 documentary on the use of American Indian mascots in sports, and says “nothing compares” to the retirement of Redskins by the NFL team in Washington, D.C.

    Jay Rosenstein, a professor of media and cinema studies at Illinois, directed a 1997 documentary on the use of American Indian mascots in sports and has followed the issue since.

    Photo courtesy Jay Rosenstein

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  • Editor’s notes:

    To reach Jay Rosenstein, email jrosenst@illinois.edu; Twitter @whose_in.

    More about the documentary “In Whose Honor?”