But... The huge majority of Native Americans are NOT 'offended'!
Any of us can find someone who is offended by anything you can think of. Anything!
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You're saying that the huge majority of Native Americans are NOT offended by the word "Redskin"? You may want to test your statement to verify what you're stating is true. Here's a few suggestions:
1. Native American casinos usually have some very nice Native American artwork in them. Next time you're in a Native American Casino, walk up to one of the Casino managers and tell him or her that you really love the way they have decorated this casino, with this "Redskin" art. Then ask them not for the name of the Native American artist that did this beautiful work, but instead ask them for the name of the "Redskin" artist that created all this beauty. See what kind of response you get.
2. Take a road trip. Visit 5 reservations in the Southwest. Walk into the tribal police station, at each location. Walk up to the desk officer and say, "Excuse me officer, but I just took a side trip to visit your reservation and I was wanting to buy some "Redskin" artwork, hand made by "Redskins." "Can you tell me if you have a "Redskin" souvenir shop, on this reservation?"
See if you get at least 3 cordial responses.
3. This is a good one. Go to the Hoop Dance Contests, (we have the championship competition every Feb. at the Heard Museum here in Phoenix. Bring your wife. The Heard, during the hoop dance championships is quite a draw, so you'll probably be in amongst a crowd. Mention to your wife in a normal voice that Hoop dancing is a "Redskin" artform that you truly like.
I don't think your statement will be proven correct
There have been several surveys, the article mentions it, it runs about 90% not offended.
Your example doesn't include politely asking if the name Washington Redskins offends them.
Ah, Annenberg poll. Now I understand.
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Read a little from Davie Zirin.
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