Tuesday, May 31, 2016



"Redskins" controversy rumbles on

Inconvenient public opinion polls must be denounced

The Washington Post poll that supporters of the local NFL team’s name believed would end the debate has potentially reinvigorated it — along with sparking a new debate over whether there should even be a debate about the propriety of the name.

On Friday, a group of Native American leaders and activists (i.e., not “white liberal journalists”) held a conference call aimed at further criticizing the poll.

Via the Associated Press, California State San Bernardino sociology professor James Fenelon called the poll “immoral.” He also echoed concerns that the poll was not representative of Native American communities. Likewise, Amanda Blackhorse, who serves as the lead plaintiff in the case attacking the team’s federal trademark protection, called the poll “misguided,” adding that it won’t diminish attacks against the name.

“This issue is not about polling,” National Congress of American Indians executive director Jackie Pata added. “This issue is about human rights.”

Some would say that these voices carry much more weight that 450 unverified self-identifying Native American adults who said in response to a series of questions about the name that the name doesn’t bother them.

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10 comments:

Anonymous said...

The "Indians" were defeated. It is way past time for them to join the real world.

Bird of Paradise said...

Another inellecual collage knowthing with his pea sized brain and to darn stupid to realize how stupid he is

Anonymous said...

BoP, WTF?

Anonymous said...

2:31 - Don't waste time on BoP - it's just the resident bird-brain which can't spell or construct a sentence in standard English; but maybe not helped by regularly consuming quantities of fermenting barley!

stinky said...


Substitute the word "truth" in place of "poll," since the truthfulness of the poll is not in question, and you get to the leftie point quicker:

"On Friday, a group of Native American leaders and activists (i.e., not “white liberal journalists”) held a conference call aimed at further criticizing the truth."

"Via the Associated Press, California State San Bernardino sociology professor James Fenelon called the truth “immoral.” He also echoed concerns that the truth was not representative of Native American communities. Likewise, Amanda Blackhorse, who serves as the lead plaintiff in the case attacking the team’s federal trademark protection, called the truth “misguided,” adding that it won’t diminish attacks against the name.

“This issue is not about the truth,” National Congress of American Indians executive director Jackie Pata added. “This issue is about human rights.”

Bird of Paradise said...

Anon 3:12 Oh lookie the dip-wad can speak now please be smart and think

Anonymous said...

A few demented crackpots should not be able to determine outcomes of such significance. What ever happened to democracy and the majority view?

Anonymous said...

If the poll had gone the other way this group would have been endorsing it which shows the hypocrisy of the progressives.


MDH

Spurwing Plover the fighting shorebird said...

Most indians are not offended by the name Redskins

King Condor said...

We have a local High School team The Indians and so far i hav'nt heard them complain becuase i realy think they like the name