I'm sure somebody mentioned this ... hope so, cause this point should end the debate. They're labeling THEMSELVES Redskins, because fans and players and staff respect and admire the men and their image. Enough to adorn their bodies, homes and cars with expensive "Redskins" clothing and paraphernalia.
ALL mascot/nicknames are chosen because of the nherany for inherent qualities of to represent qualities of strength, excellence, victory. To instill pride and loyalty. That's why you don't see names like Cincinnati Sloths or Pittsburgh Plastics. It's Seahawks, not buzzards ... Bengals not bungholes.
Is there any Native American polling on this issue?