Ahh Baa Doo. Ahh Baa Dee.
And are you SERIOUSLY suggesting that there were/are only seven Native Americans who care about this issue because that's the amount that represented the issue in court? Really? You honestly think there are only seven people "involved in the cause"? I don't even know how to respond to that.
At the 1992 Super Bowl in MN alone, just as an example, there were close to 2,000 Native Americans who protested the name.
You said earlier that nothing came out of the efforts these people have made in court. Again, not true. In 1999, they got judges to cancel federal trademarks of the Redskins name “on the grounds that the subject marks may disparage Native Americans and may bring them into contempt or disrepute.” The ruling was subsequently overturned, but hardly say that was "nothing."
If you're going to try to fight someone (Wise) who you consider a sensationalist pushing his own agenda, then at least be armed with the right facts so that you don't end up falling in the same category.
The thing is, as I continue to stress, I generally agree with you on the name and whether or not it's "offensive," I simply believe that this issue goes deeper than the standard "everyone in America's too sensitive" response, and I totally get why Wise would use this time to ask a question about an issue that he's always (unpopularly) addressed.
I find the uproar about the fact that he asked this ridiculous. It doesn't affect my excitement about what the team is doing at all. If you don't agree with him, have the stones to say why and move along. It's the whole, "How dare he ask this" that strikes me as very, dare I say it, un-American.
Mike Wise is a moron for asking such a question during an interview dealing with RGIII gameday status. I'd be shocked if Griffin ever gives him a personal one-on-one interview after that baiting.
This may have been posted previously (in one of the hundreds of threads on this topic), but here it is. Take it for what it's worth.
Most Indians Say Name of Washington “Redskins” Is Acceptable
While 9 Percent Call It Offensive, Annenberg Data Show
Most American Indians say that calling Washington’s professional football team the “Redskins”
does not bother them, the University of Pennsylvania’s National Annenberg Election Survey
Ninety percent of Indians took that position, while 9 percent said they found the name
“offensive.” One percent had no answer. The margin of sampling error for those findings was
plus or minus two percentage points.
Because they make up a very small proportion of the total population, the responses of 768
people who said they were Indians or Native Americans were collected over a very long period of
polling, from October 7, 2003 through September 20, 2004. They included Indians from every
state except Alaska and Hawaii, where the Annenberg survey does not interview. The question
that was put to them was “The professional football team in Washington calls itself the
Washington Redskins. As a Native American, do you find that name offensive or doesn’t it
"Sorry Danny, but I need your helmet for the rock party in Pasedena on January 30..."
Wise is a hack plain and simple. His motivation is to stir up **** not write good articles. He sounds even sadder trying to be a radio host.
i dont see this as one of them, however i'm sure there are some redskins fans that dont want to change the name for nothing more than tradition, regardless of the facts.
i have given the other side of this argument creedence, at least until i stated looking into the name and how native americans actually felt about it. it was their thoughts ('their' overwhelmingly- again- not "all", of course) on the name that have caused me to defend it, not traditionalist white people.
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