With political correctness being an ever-so-sensitive subject, it’s refreshing to find a situation where people aren’t as affected by something as we think.
A poll shows that nine out of 10 Native Americans say they aren’t offended by the name of the NFL team, the Washington Redskins. This poll was conducted in light of complaints about the team’s name, where some people who see it as the NFL is “marketing, promoting, and profiting off of a dictionary-defined racial slur — one that tells people outside of our community to view us as mascots,” according to National Congress of American Indians Executive Director Jackie Pata.
The owner of the Redskins commented on the results of the Washington Post poll:
“The Washington Redskins team, our fans and community have always believed our name represents honor, respect and pride. Today’s Washington Post polling shows Native Americans agree. We are gratified by this overwhelming support from the Native American community, and the team will proudly carry the Redskins name.”
Read more on The Washington Post.
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