New poll finds 9 in 10 Native Americans aren’t offended by Redskins name

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  1. Revmitchell

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    Nine in 10 Native Americans say they are not offended by the Washington Redskins name, according to a new Washington Post poll that shows how few ordinary Indians have been persuaded by a national movement to change the football team’s moniker.

    The survey of 504 people across every state and the District reveals that the minds of Native Americans have remained unchanged since a 2004 poll by the Annenberg Public Policy Center found the same result. Responses to The Post’s questions about the issue were broadly consistent regardless of age, income, education, political party or proximity to reservations.

    [12 Native Americans talk about the furor over the Redskins name]

    Among the Native Americans reached over a five-month period ending in April, more than 7 in 10 said they did not feel the word “Redskin” was disrespectful to Indians. An even higher number — 8 in 10 — said they would not be offended if a non-native called them that name.

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    The results — immediately celebrated by team owner Daniel Snyder and denounced by prominent Native American leaders — could make it that much harder for anti-name activists to pressure Redskins officials, who are already using the poll as further justification to retain the moniker. Beyond that, the findings might impact the ongoing legal battle over the team’s federal trademark registrations and the eventual destination of the next stadium. The name controversy has clouded talks between the team and the District, widely considered Snyder’s desired destination.

    [Native Americans’ indifference on Redskins name could reset D.C. stadium talks]

    “The Washington Redskins team, our fans and community have always believed our name represents honor, respect and pride,” the owner said in a statement. “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.”

    But Suzan Harjo, the lead plaintiff in the first case challenging the team’s trademark protections, dismissed The Post’s findings.

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  2. Zaac

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    Look at you! Stopped trying to marginalize the black people for one minute and used it to try and marginalize some other brown people.Cautious

    Ya got issues.Thumbsup

     
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    Dumb post.
     
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    Dumber post.
     
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    *laugh*
     
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    PC gone nuts.

    Name them the Washington Pale Faces and see what happens.

    Better yet, the name 'Washington' is more offensive than 'Redskins' these days. Drop the name 'Washington'.
     
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    Are you calling these "other brown people" stupid for not being offended by the name Redskins? How about using your own term...the Washington Other Brown People?
     
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    If his avatar is any indication, Rev is lookin' pretty brown to me.
     
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    We might need to get you to sign up for a reading class with your friend first. I wonder if the Extension Center nearest you will give me a referral fee?
     
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    Even more embarrassingly shameful.
     
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    If you don't like my conclusions, then answer this: while the 90% number in this poll may be in dispute, a number of polls do indicate a clear majority of Native Americans are not offended by the name of that team, Redskins. So what was the meaning of your word "marginalize?" And why did you refer to them as "other brown people?"
     
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    A purely emotional post. Just ignore it.
     
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    Zaac is eat up with skin color. Nothing else matters in his myopic view view of the world. Of course , he doesn't really care about that either. It's just a convenient way to accomplish his mission here, sow dissent among the brotherhood.
     
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  14. Zaac

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    Consult the nearest dictionary.
     
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    Yes, that's what I do with most of your drivel.
     
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    Their new Official Team Snack:

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    *laugh*
     
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    Speak for what eats you.

    Your problem definitely ain't myopia.

    Well, somebody has got to meet bigotry where she stands and shine the light of Jesus on her foolishness. That old privilege just got the likes of you in a bundle cause it thinks that old privilege should absolve you and yours of having your foolishness challenged.

    Have so more kids. Maybe you can control them.Thumbsup
     
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    I already know what brown means.
     
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    Then perhaps you can use it to look up other words of which you seem to be a bit confused?Thumbsup
     
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    And I would advise you to look up 2 words-- red and skin.
     
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