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Old 02-14-2013, 01:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Thome25 View Post
I'm sorry that you feel that way. Nevermind pure logic. Nevermind that most Native Americans themselves are more than fine with the use of their imagery.

You think I'm wrong and I think you're wrong so lets just agree to disagree.
Originally Posted by asindc View Post
That notion is disputed by some Native Americans.
Originally Posted by spawn View Post
Do you have anything that supports this?
Originally Posted by WhiteSox5187 View Post

Stunningly according to that section a 2004 poll of 768 Native Americans found that 91% of them found the name "Redskins" acceptable.

They also cite a "near total disconnect" between Native American activists and the general Native American population.
That same article cites to a 2001 poll in which 81% of Native Americans polled found the use of Native American images and names for sports teams to be offensive. Thus, there seems to be continued dispute on this issue.
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