According to a new poll by The Washington Post, a vast majority of young Native Americans are not offended by the mascot of the Washington Redskins.
Ninety-one percent of Native Americans aged 18-39 said the name did not bother them. In another question, respondents were asked whether they would be offended by a non-Native American referring to them as a “redskin.” Nearly 80% of the youngest age demographic said they would not be offended. When asked how much they were bothered by the overall use of Native American imagery in sports, a full 95% said “not too much” or that it didn’t bother them at all.
These numbers are especially interesting given the fact that American millennials, who make up the vast majority of the 18-39 age demographic, are generally perceived to be progressive and politically correct.
This comes after outcry from leftists demanding that the Redskins change their name. In May of 2014, 50 senators signed a letter to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, making that very request. The letter said, “Today we urge you and the National Football League to send the same clear message as the NBA did: that racism and bigotry have no place in professional sports. It’s time for the NFL to endorse a name change for the Washington, D.C. football team.”
Once again, liberals are completely out of touch with young Americans.
Should the Redskins change their name if most Native Americans don’t find it offensive?