While the Left continues to use the Washington Redskins as a symbol of cultural appropriation and oppression against Native Americans, the reality is 90 percent of them just don't care.
A new poll conducted by the Washington Post, a notoriously anti-Redskins publication, shows that 9 in 10 Native Americans aren't offended by the Redskins name.
The survey of 504 people in every state and the District reveals that the minds of Native Americans have remained unchanged since a 2004 poll by the Annenberg Public Policy Center found the exact same result. Responses to The Post’s questions about the issue were broadly consistent regardless of age, income, education, political party or proximity to reservations.
The admission by the Washington Post that feelings have gone unchanged is surprising considering all the attention it has received in recent years. Also, it must be hurtful to the publication that has been on a quest to change the name for years.
The 2004 poll was indeed identical, with only 9 percent of those polled finding the mascot offensive.
In July of last year, a federal judge ordered the cancelation of the Redskins trademark. But in December, in another court case, the Federal Circuit determined the legal basis for such cancelation was unconstitutional. The legal wrangling continues -- but there is light at the end of the tunnel.