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Chris Britt

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  1. jonesb

    jonesb said, over 3 years ago

    Nothing offensive about it, they’re Redskins because they wanted to show how brave they were. That’s a complement to Indians, not an insult. Are the Minnesota Viking an insult to all the Scandinavians in Minnesota? No!

  2. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, over 3 years ago

    Next they will complain about bird names, mammals, and Cowboys. Then Team A will play Team B.

  3. olddog1

    olddog1 said, over 3 years ago


    I didn’t know that the American Indians chose “redskins” as a name for themselves as the Vikings did. Do you have a source for that? Cherokee or Cheyenne perhaps?

  4. pirate227

    pirate227 said, over 3 years ago


    Typical church. I’m sure there are just as many Native Americans that don’t have a problem with the name as there are scientists that deny global warning. And now for a reality check…

    “Soon after their Super Bowl victory in 1992, Native Americans started writing letters to owner Jack Kent Cooke encouraging him to change the name. Others boycotted Redskins products and protested. At one protest "Native Americans handed the fans redskin potatoes as they entered a Redskins game, suggesting that if the team will not change their name altogether, then they should at least change their mascot to the potato. Many of these events were led by Suzan Shown Harjo of the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI). Redskins owner Jack Kent Cooke responded to these pleas in an interview stating “There’s not a single, solitary jot, tittle, whit chance in the world that the Redskins will adopt a new nickname.”

    There was a large protest at the 1992 Super Bowl between the Redskins and the Buffalo Bills. Since the game was held in Minnesota, the area’s large Native American population was able to voice their anger over the name. The American Indian Movement’s (AIM) Vernon Bellecourt was one of the main organizers and voices of the event. Before and during the game, approximately 2,000 Chippewa, Sioux, Winnebago, and Choctaw, and other Native Americans and members of the local population protested. Some of the signs they carried read “We are not Mascots”, “Promote Sports not Racism” and “Repeal Redskin Racism”."

  5. pirate227

    pirate227 said, over 3 years ago

    Almost forgot this part,

    “The possible flaw in random and anonymous polls of Native American’s opinion is that they must rely upon self-identification to select the target group. In an editorial in the Bloomington Herald Times, Steve Russell, an enrolled Cherokee citizen and associate professor of criminal justice at Indiana University, states that both SI and Annenberg’s samples of “self-identified Native Americans… includes plenty of people who have nothing to do with Indians”.11 The problem of individuals claiming to be Native American when they are not is well known in academic research, and is a particular problem when non-natives claim Indian identity to gain authority in the debate over sports mascots"

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