Huge story in the Washington Post: "New poll finds 9 in 10 Native Americans aren’t offended by Redskins name.
The Washington Post put eight reporters on the story. Obviously it’s important to their readers — the Redskins is their NFL team. But it’s also a political issue in D.C., with attempts to ban the name.
And this poll shows real Indians don’t care. White, liberal, virtue-signalling concern trolls who care.
I would never call an Indian a redskin. It literally describes someone by their skin colour. But the vast majority of Indians in the United States don’t seem to mind in this case.
And I think the reason is obvious: because that word is not being used today, by the NFL in hurtful hateful ways. Now it’s being used as a symbol of strength and pride by an NFL team.
Team owner Dan Snyder often invites senior U.S. Indian leaders to sit with him in the luxury suite to watch the games. Of course they accept. They can see for themselves tens of thousands of people cheering for something called the Redskins. It’s fun. Or it’s supposed to be. Except for white liberals.
Every Indian I know wears Indian-themed clothing. My favourite Indian Chief, Clarence Louie of the Osooyoos band, love wearing his Indian brand motorcycle jacket.
If there were a team called the Toronto Jews, of course I’d wear all their gear.
And as this Washington Post graphic puts it, quoting Randy Whitworth, from the Flathead Indian Reservation in Montana, “Let’s start taking care of our people and quit worrying about names like Washington Redskins.”