Native Americans

Stand Up for the Redskins

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It’s been several years since I had ‘words’ with a fellow coach in my son’s football league over the use of the name ‘Redskins’.  I’ve always contended that the people supposedly being protected from the use of what some call “offensive, racist, bigoted” actually have no issue with the name at all.  At first I referenced the report about the Navajo “Talkers” coming out in favor of the name.  Then today I saw the poll reported in the Washington Post showing that 9 in 10 Native Americans have no issue with the name.  Right, 9 in 10.  

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