66 Total Votes

No, it is no more racist than the Utes or the Braves.

48 votes

Yes, it is similar to the n-word and it should be changed

8 votes

No, but if people are going to complain about it than they might as well change it.

8 votes
1 comment

Yes, it is offensive, but they have the right to name their team whatever they want.

2 votes
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donald.keller says2014-04-03T02:00:15.9365520-05:00
If it were offensive, I'd picked option 4 (Yes, but they can keep it.)
Actionsspeak says2014-04-03T03:10:02.7020131-05:00
Well, this is a repeating poll.
Cat_Lover says2014-04-03T08:23:23.1693067-05:00
They should change it to the Washington Warriors.
conservativelogic says2014-04-03T16:39:53.7240450-05:00
How about "No, it is not racist at all" or something similar?
conservativelogic says2014-04-03T16:42:55.9800133-05:00
I wonder if liberals and the NAACP would call the team name racist and campaign to change it if they were the Washington Rednecks?
IamPlato says2014-04-03T16:50:13.5354784-05:00
Is "cowboys" a race?
IamPlato says2014-04-03T16:51:08.1670286-05:00
Thousands of idiots cheering still doesn't determine the 'right ' or 'wrong' of the topic.
IamPlato says2014-04-03T16:52:36.4129340-05:00
People do have 'rights' but what you other "people" fail to realize, your rights are not intended to trump mine.
conservativelogic says2014-04-03T17:13:05.8412149-05:00
I just don't see how the name harms anyone.
IamPlato says2014-04-03T17:29:58.9167127-05:00
Conservativelogic If you don't understand, perhaps you should listen to an interview by an American Indian who is offended and see if you can understand by putting yourself in his shoes? Just because YOU don't understand again, doesn't make it right nor does it make it right because some rich guy says so, or a bunch of people.
IamPlato says2014-04-03T17:32:00.5982727-05:00
And wondering what the NAACP would deem racist in this scenario or that scenario is non productive, narrow minded and childish. If you are sincere in wanting and answer, seek knowledge, don't ponder "what ifs" in pity parties.
IamPlato says2014-04-03T17:35:10.8045082-05:00
Donald Keller explain what is NOT offensive? Because it doesn't effect you? Because you are not American Indian? Because you are so used to treating American Indians like crap that doing the right thing is unimaginable? Are you so used to being a white bully it seems Ludacris? Really I am curious, what is it that is inoffensive to you?
Cigh says2014-10-02T12:26:45.8997885-05:00
No its not racist at all i mean its quite honorable to have a football team be named after your race. I wish there was a team named the Irish. Oh wait there is.
SE2 says2014-10-16T14:32:26.9581819-05:00
The president of the Navajo tribe doesn't think so so neither do I!
thunderdog says2016-03-12T22:35:20.3302720Z
You have to know the history behind the term. Redskins was referred to the skin of native american once they were murdered and skinned. Since it was covered in blood, they referred to the skin as redskin. This is similar to the n-word. The only reason that word is bad is because it was used in an offensive word in the past. The same is true about the term redskins. Also the feathers shown in the logo is also offensive because feathers has huge cultural meaning in tribes. It is like calling a team "Kike" and having the mascot wear a yamaka. The red skin also does not help because it ties in with the term redskins. Plus, since when is it appropriate to name a team a race. Cowboys is not a race and there is nothing offensive in their logo. And, if so many Native Americans demand that it be changed and find the term and mascot offensive, it does not matter what anyone else thinks; the name should be changed.
Mharman says2016-09-24T20:26:44.7032007Z
@thunderdog: That is completely false. Their actual skin color does have a bit of red in it. It could also be how they often painted red warpaint on themselves. It's stupid that so many whites are calling outcry when Native Americans don't care at all what the name of the team is.
Mharman says2016-09-24T20:29:53.9948141Z
+Previous statement: New poll finds that less than 10% of Native Americans are offended by the term "redskin", meaning you're completely wrong.

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