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Thursday, May 19, 2016

90% Of Original Americans Are Cool With The Name “Redskins”

by JASmius

I guess what Donald Trump refers to as "Indians" realize that the intent of the NFL franchise in the nation's capital by selecting that nickname was always and remains badass-flattering and not panzy-ass "disparaging":

Nine in ten [Original] Americans say they are not offended by the Washington Redskins name, according to a new Washington Post poll that shows how few ordinary Indians have been persuaded by a national movement to change the football team’s moniker.

The survey of 504 people in every State and the District reveals that the minds of Native Americans have remained unchanged since a 2004 poll by the Annenberg Public Policy Center found the exact same result. Responses to the Post’s questions about the issue were broadly consistent regardless of age, income, education, political party or proximity to reservations.

Among the [Original] Americans reached over a five-month period ending in April, more than seven in ten said they did not feel the word “Redskin” was disrespectful to Indians. An even higher number — eight in ten — said they would not be offended if a non-native called them that name. [emphases added]

Ninety percent.  That's pretty much a consensus that the other ten percent can go sit on their tomahawks right along with the SJWs that won't shut up about this special snowflake fascist foolishness.  And it applies not just to the Redskins' nickname but all Original American nicknames and imagery in sports in general:

Only 8% pronounced themselves bothered significantly by that imagery, while 73% said they aren’t bothered at all by it. Even among liberals, only 10% said they were significantly impacted by it, with 65% shrugging it off altogether. Non-football fans — who should arguably be more sensitive to it — come in at 7/75.

But, of course, the SJWs will never shut up about this, and being buried in the minority isn't going to stop them, or even slow them down:

[Extrem]ists, however, dismiss [Redskins owner Daniel Snyder]’s insistence that the name is intended to honor [Original] Americans. They argue that he must act if even a small minority of Indians are insulted by the term — a dictionary-defined slur. [emphasis added]

The dictionary defines "tiny minority" and "overwhelming majority, too.  Also, "go jump in the septic tank".

They have also maintained that opinions have evolved as his unyielding stance has been subjected to a barrage of condemnation by critics ranging from South Park to the United Church of Christ.

But for more than a decade, no one has measured what the country’s 5.4 million Native Americans think about the controversy. Their responses to the Post poll were unambiguous: Few objected to the name, and some voiced admiration. [emphasis added]

And so they are now "irrelevant" and not "authentic Original Americans" but instead "Orange Creamcicles" (red on the outside, white on the inside), and their opinions don't matter.  Only the ten percent who agree with the SJWs.  Which was also the approximate power ratio in the old Soviet Union, appropriately enough.  Fancy that.

Captain Ed makes a fine suggestion: If the nickname is that important to D.C.'s poobahs, the 'Skins can always move someplace else.  St. Louis would probably love to have them.  Let 'em stick that idea in their peace pipe and smoke it.

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