Originally Posted by DenverDynamite
I can see both sides of this. I've never personally had a problem with the name. Growing-up I never even considered it racist. I've read in a survey taken back in 2004 that 90% of Native Americans polled have no issue with the name 'Redskins'. My wife who is a card carrying member of the Cherokee Nation would fit into that group as well. However, would anyone on this board ever feel comfortable walking into a bar on a reservation and calling out everyone in the room as a bunch of Redskins?
If you walked into a trailer park barred and yelled out "Hey rednecks" they'd probably all cheer loudly... but would they do so if it were a black person?
Personally, I don't give a **** what people call me. Of course I am white and male, so I don't really have any oppressed history.