In 10 Native Americans Not Offended By Redskins Name

Redskins owner Dan Snyder was gratified to learn that 9 in 10 Native Americans aren’t offended by his team’s name

A new poll found that the overwhelming majority of Native Americans are not bothered by the Washington Redskins' nickname, which has been the source of controversy and the focus of an effort by activists to get the name changed.

It should be noted that the Post admits its findings run contrary to its own editorial stance on the issue, which has previously called upon Redskins owner Dan Snyder to initiate a name change.

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According to the survey, released Thursday, 73% of respondents said they also did not find the word "Redskin" was offensive towards Native Americans in general, and 80% said they would not be offended if a non-Native American person used the word to refer to them personally.

The pollsters consulted 504 people across all 50 states and the District of Columbia, capturing a broadly consistent response across a range of identifying factors, such as age, education, income, political affiliation, or proximity to reservations. Furthermore, the Post survey found that only 1 in 10 Native Americans say they consider this issue "very important".

NEW YORK (AP) - A recent national poll found that nine of 10 Native Americans aren't offended by the Washington Redskins name.

"I'm proud of being Native American and of the Redskins", Chippewa teacher Barbara Bruce told the Washington Post. Those of us who are leaders in Indian Country... know who we are representing.

The 70-year-old who belongs to the Cheyenne and Hodulgee Muscogee tribes said: "Our experience is completely the opposite of the Annenberg poll and this one". "As a lifelong Redskins fan, and I think that the Redskins fans understand the great tradition and what it's all about and what it means, so we feel pretty fortunate to be just working on next season". We also know if we are representing a minority view. We will continue to push our cause because this is about doing right by our children, who are especially impressionable.... "It is the 21st century - it is long overdue for Native Americans to be treated not as mascots or targets of slurs, but instead as equals".

The poll conducted by the Washington Post indicated more than eight in 10 said they wouldn't be offended if someone who was not a Native American called them that name.

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