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Wise has a boner for this controversy. He said "so many native americans have a problem with it," (para-phrase) when poll after poll show that Native Americans really dont care. I am sure they have about a million other worries in their lives.
I cant stand Wise and his BS. I avoid his radio show and articles like plagues.
I know the issue wont ever die but if I was Snyder, I would reach out to Native American org.'s and throw some cash their way.
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If you spoke to one Native American, that doesn't give you much perspective. I posted on here a while ago a poll that found 91% of Native Americans have no problem with the name. In fact, many Native American schools have the name Redskin and use the logo. The problem we have here, is that people want only one answer....does it offend or not? Well, it is going to offend some and not others so there is no one answer. So what do you do? In my opinion, we keep the name. If you know the team history, you know where the name came from and what it represents. That leaves the people who don't like it free to have nothing to do with the team and those of us it doesn't bother to keep using the name. The notion that we have to change things if one person or a small number of people are offended is absurd. If you did that, nothing could be named anything because one person is always going to be offended by something. And for the record, my sister in law is one eigth Sauk Indian and my soon to be wife(next week) in one quarter Cherokee. Both have no problem with the name. They both realize that the name has been used as a slur, but also know how the team was named so that is why they have no problem with it. We, as a nation, need to get back to the path of common sense and realize that not everyone is going to be happy with everything and that is just the way it is.
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Griffin said that he was going to watch the game with his family and that he will never attend a Super Bowl if he needs a ticket to get in.
Well done KK. You have a new reader now. As for Wise? Wow! Really? All the years of suffering this franchise has been thru and he wants to lash an anchor to the good feelings with something that RG III correctly stated he was not qualified to comment on?!?! WHAT A FREAKIN IDIOT!!!!!
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People need to get off their self-righteous soap boxes and get a clue. 90%! That is not a small margin. There is a high school in Red Mesa, Az., that is predominantly Native American that changed the name TO Redskins b/c they felt like it honored them. Stop this vocal-minority fueled PC bull****. Just stop.
Anyone that says the name is disparaging or racist needs to be beat over the head with the fact that 90% of NATIVE AMERICAN DO NOT FIND IT OFFENSIVE!
I don't know Mike Wise personally, but he comes off as an arrogant prick IMO and I'm not saying that based on THIS story. It's probably why he can't hold a job.
Somebody can check my math on this, but the percentage of those polled comes out to not even 1/10 of one percent of the Native American population. Even doing a geographical cross section, that's a pretty small sample.
crack journalism to a possibly ROY QB during a playoff run....well played you idiot.
I lived in Montana for four years when I was in the service. I was around Native Americans quite a bit. Of the ones I knew and actually spoke to, none of them had an issue with the fact that I was a Redskins fan. Why? Because Redskin is not an offensive term.
That link is an Ivy League source dictating the history of the word. The conclusion? Not offensive.
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