• September 30, 2022

Poll: Native Americans Don’t Care About the Washington Redskins Name

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The Washington Post poll shows that 9 out of 10 native Americans really don’t care that the Washington Redskins keep that name.  Only 1 in 5 Indians say they would be offended if someone called them a redskin.  Since the NFL team only refers to itself as the Redskins, that doesn’t come into play.  In fact, the name redskins was invented by Indians, to distinguish themselves from the white man.  The team was named in honor of William Henry “Lone Star” Dietz, who was a Sioux Indian.

So who is doing all the complaining and trying to get the name changed?  White liberals.  You have to wonder why they care, after all the name Redskins isn’t a slight to them.  I could understand their despair if the team were named the Washington Sissy Marys or the Washington Pantywaists or the Washington Commies or even the Washington Feminazis, but the Redskins?  No.  I could even understand their righteous indignation if the team name was the Washington Americans or the Washington Patriots.   But no one in their right mind would ever use the words American or Patriot to describe liberals.

Photo published for How The Washington Post conducted the survey on the Redskins’ name

From the WaPo:

According to the Post, the attitudes of Native Americans toward the Redskins name is largely unchanged from a 12-year-old poll by the Annenberg Public Policy Center, despite several years of vocal protests against the name.

The Redskins are embroiled in a fight to regain federal trademark protections, which were canceled by a federal judge in July (though the cancellation does not officially go into effect until the team exhausts all court appeals). In 2013, as the fight over the trademark and accusations of racial insensitivity percolated.

Speaking to US Today, team owner, Daniel Snyder said:

“We will never change the name of the team,” Snyder told USA TODAY Sports this week. “As a lifelong Redskins fan, and I think that the Redskins fans understand the great tradition and what it’s all about and what it means, so we feel pretty fortunate to be just working on next season.”

 

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