Washington Post Poll Finds Redskins Name Doesn’t Offend 9 in 10 Native Americans

May 19, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Results of a Washington Post poll released Thursday showed 90 percent of Native Americans asked weren't bothered by the Washington Redskins' team nickname.
John Woodrow Cox, Scott Clement and Theresa Vargas of the Washington Post reported the results from the survey of 504 people from every state and Washington, D.C., are right in line with a similar poll conducted 12 years ago by the Annenberg Public Policy Center.
Other results of the poll show more than seven in 10 felt "Redskin" wasn't a disrespectful term, and eight in 10 wouldn't be offended if called that by a non-native. The responses were consistent across every demographic group, according to the report.
"I'm proud of being Native American and of the Redskins," Chippewa teacher Barbara Bruce told the Washington Post. "I'm not ashamed of that at all. I like that name."
"Let's start taking care of our people and quit worrying about names like Washington Redskins," Randy Whitworth said in a video accompanying...

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