A recent study by the California State University, San Bernadino reports 67% of Native Americans find the Washington Redskins name and imagery racist. yet a full 87% find the name alone to be offensive.
While 80% of whites feel the image and name are not racist, 60% find no problem at all with the name and 88% of blacks feel the image and name are not racist, 75% find no problem at all with the name.
All the while the NFL has stood by the team name, with commissioner Roger Goodell claiming the name “honors” Native Americans and says the majority of Natives would not like to change the name. Really sir when 87% of natives find the name offensive and racist? Talk about out of touch!
Team owner Dan Snyder has famously said, “We’ll never change the name. It’s that simple. NEVER — you can use caps.” It seems the NFL and the Washington team bearing a racist slur want to be and are proud to be racist.
Seems Taylor Swift is totally correct. “Haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate!” The NFL and the Washing “Red Niggers” are showing their strips of racism and the world of non-natives seems to agree with then.