It’s been a busy day in the aftermath of forming the “Redskins Pride Caucus.” I’m really appreciative of all the comments I’ve received — even negative ones. It’s a free country and thank God for it.
Anyway, one comment from a former work colleague really struck me as important and perhaps offering a solution to the endless ranting. I asked her for permission to print it on my blog and she said “yes.” Here it is –
Chap: I happened to catch your bit on the news last night re: The Redskins name. I could not agree with your more. You may recall that I have a good bit of Native blood in me. It infuriates me to see all these “white people” telling me that I should be offended by the name. It’s quite the opposite. Even before I moved to this area, I was a Redskins fan because of their name. It is a very proud heritage. Not one member of my family is offended either. The bottom line is that 90% of true Native Americans are not offended in the least. The answer is simple: take a poll of ONLY Native Americans. Whatever that poll says should be the answer. End of story.