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It’s No Big Whoop, Kemosabe

Friday, November 1st, 2013

In a recent poll, 90% of Native Americans were NOT offended by the Washington Redskin’s team name, logo, or mascot. 90%! So what’s all this horseshit about the term being racist, stereotypical, and demeaning?  It’s about a small group of people taking political correctness to a ridiculous high.

When the team was in Boston, they were named the Boston Braves.  That sometimes caused confusion with the Braves baseball team and was changed in the mid-1930’s.  Jack Cooke, former Redskin’s owner said,  “I admire the Redskins name. I think it stands for bravery, courage, and a stalwart spirit.”  Few Americans would disagree.

There are many causes regarding Native Americans we could all embrace.  Alcoholism, suicide, and poverty on reservations are a national disgrace.  But the time and money expended by a small minority for a superficial football crusade is a mindless waste.