Tommy Yazzie, superintendent of the Red Mesa school district on the Navajo Nation reservation. "Society, they think it's more derogatory because of the recent discussions," Yazzie said. "In its pure form, a lot of Native American men, you go into the sweat lodge with what you've got -- your skin. I don't see it as derogatory."
Neither does Eunice Davidson, a Dakota Sioux who lives on the Spirit Lake reservation in North Dakota. "It more or less shows that they approve of our history," she said.
Davidson said that if she could speak to Dan Snyder, the Washington team owner who has vowed never to change the name, "I would say I stand with him. We don't want our history to be forgotten."
In 2004, the National Annenberg Election Survey asked 768 people who identified themselves as Indian whether they found the name "Washington Redskins" offensive. Almost 90 percent said it did not bother them.
June 21, 2014 at 11:46 a.m.
Keep them moving along.....no great loss with these sorry cowards.....
June 19, 2014 at 12:01 a.m.
Guarantee these 2 useless DNA's have a rap sheet a mile long. Pitiful cowards.
June 18, 2014 at 11:59 p.m.
Never fails...always about race....whatever happened to being "responsible for your own actions".......
June 4, 2014 at 1:30 p.m.
Remember to wear your pants down low useless DNA's. I'm sure the Bubba's love fresh meat......
June 3, 2014 at 11 a.m.
“The way they handled this was terrible,” Wilson said. “They degraded me in front of my neighbors.”
I'm sure your neighbors loved every minute of it. Useless ghetto DNA. ALWAYS putting the blame on EVERYONE else...NEVER the person in the mirror......
June 3, 2014 at 10:58 a.m.
Can see the lawsuit now....he was being profiled and he'll get community service. He'll be in the news again, very soon. Hopefully the other 2 learned a lesson, highly doubtful though....
May 26, 2014 at 6:01 p.m.
Just a matter of time before he was gunned down. When will they ever learn.
May 26, 2014 at 5:57 p.m.
Hopefully dude suffers for the rest of his life for ending the life of a 9 year old.
April 2, 2014 at 7:16 p.m.
When will they ever learn. Somehow they'll blame the police.
April 2, 2014 at 7:12 p.m.