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Posted: Tuesday, April 15, 2014 11:15 pm | Updated: 5:16 am, Wed Apr 16, 2014.

The fight to change the name of the Washington, D.C., professional football team gets much of the attention when discussing Native issues in the United States today.

That battle, although not concluded, is basically won. One day — perhaps even within five years — the NFL team will not be called the Redskins, considered a racial slur by most sensible people.

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4 comments:

  • Thomas Powers posted at 5:35 pm on Mon, Apr 21, 2014.

    Thomas P Posts: 1

    I read you commentary care of the Clovis News Journal. I am wondering when you will introduce measures to repeal our own state flag? Our flag was adopted in 1925, yet your own paper had an article (^ Wendy Brown (2007-10-30). "Pueblo seeks respect for zia symbol". The New Mexican.) stating the Pueblo tribe wishes to have control over its use... I wonder how they feel about it flying over our state capitol at this very moment? If now is not a problem, what about four years ago under Governor Richardson? Please stop pandering to the politically overcorrect.

     
  • Mel Hayes posted at 9:24 am on Wed, Apr 16, 2014.

    Hobson Posts: 117

    "Sticks and stones will break my bones but words will never hurt me"
    [wink]

     
  • Steve Salazar posted at 9:10 am on Wed, Apr 16, 2014.

    Steve Salazar Posts: 873

    The term Redskin is offensive only because of your stereotyping. It is nothing but a description of natives who painted their skin red.

    If Code Talkers can go out in public wearing Redskin jackets, it only shows that there is no offense, except by people, who, in my view, need to live in a politically correct world, damn any logic.

     
  • Michael Faust posted at 9:00 am on Wed, Apr 16, 2014.

    Mike Faust Posts: 21

    Thats just silly. All this political correctness is amazingly incorrect.

    But I also have a problem with that name Washington Redskins......it is really insulating to be associated with that slimy underbelly known as Washington DC

     

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