We never really had much to say about the nontroversy over the name “Washington Redskins,” political correctness, and whether or not it’s an offensive slur. We always figured it was more uptight leftists who were upset and not the Native American community. Plus let’s be honest, there’s so many ridiculous liberal complaints to blog about it’s not like we’re ever lacking for content. Just this week alone, there was drama over an actress quoting a song lyric and a singer admitting he was influenced by black artists. You know, really important issues if it’s your first day on the planet and you don’t know what actual important issues are.
But, it’s still in the news and people are still upset over it. Which makes this poll veeeeeeeery interesting…
Nine in 10 Native 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 across 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 Native Americans reached over a five-month period ending in April, more than 7 in 10 said they did not feel the word “Redskin” was disrespectful to Indians. An even higher number — 8 in 10 — said they would not be offended if a non-native called them that name.
I see. So, all this time, apparently it WAS only uptight leftists who were offended about the name and not like, actual Native Americans. In other words, leftists decided to do a little cultural appropriation of their own via pretending to care on behalf of people who, clearly, don’t actually care. We have another word for this: condescension. That’s right. Leftists assumed Native Americans were all hot and bothered about “Redskins,” thinking them lily-livered wimps who get all hurty over a word. Turns out, no. I always thought it was kind of silly, considering team names are rather honorary. You’ve never heard of an NFL team called the British Red Coats (because we nailed them in two wars). Or the Berkeley Vegans. No, team names are usually inspired by strength. But hey, thanks for playing, leftists. Now can we get back to the game of football?
I know it’s tough to admit when you’re wrong, but I’m sure the left can do it…
The name of Washington's NFL team is a slur. If American Indians aren't offended by it, it doesn't change that fact. https://t.co/sQH38uRGHa
— Jamil Smith (@JamilSmith) May 19, 2016
The irony of the quote that the link defaults too is not lost on us. It’s obviously lost on liberals, just not lost on us. So have yourself a hearty LOL, then feel free to root for the Washington REDSKINS come football season. That is if they’re your team.
And leftists, some advice? If you want to lecture the rest of humanity for cultural appropriation, maybe you shouldn’t participate in it yourselves. You know, tomahawks in glass houses. Or is that Tee Pees? Wigwams? Crap, I don’t know.