Update posted Sept. 20: The Nepean Redskins football club has revealed plans to drop its controversial moniker, and will formally retire the team's name on Friday. According to The Ottawa Citizen, Ian Campeau of A Tribe Called Red, who filed a human rights complaint against the team, has offered to perform a fundraising concert to help with the costs of change.
Original posted Sept. 10: Jian argues that it's time for sports teams to ditch the controversial "Redskins" appellation -- a team name that is, at best, antiquated and, at worst, hurtful and offensive.
He challenges the idea that only the widely-recognized Washington NFL team needs to update its name and logo, or that this is a strictly U.S. problem.
In our own nation's capital, for instance, the Nepean Redskins Football Club are facing a human rights complaint -- so it's a good time to do some soul-searching in "proud and progressive" Canada, too.
Thanks to all those already reacting to Jian's essay on Twitter. You can join that conversation by following @JianGhomeshi or searcing the hashtag #changethename.