Then - years" Swanson says"We believe it has taken...

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Then, respond to three classmates by taking the counter position regardless of your original position. Focus one of their examples or points, preferably the weaker point, and challenge that position with evidence from the web resources. For Asked if high school and college teams should stop using Indian nicknames, 81% of Native American respondents said no. As for pro sports, 83% of Native American respondents said teams should not stop using Indian nicknames, mascots, characters and symbols. Opinion is far more divided on reservations, yet a majority (67%) there said the usage by pro teams should not cease, while 32% said it should. Swanson counters, is intent: Because the Redskins and their fans mean nothing racist by using the nickname, it isn't racist or offensive. "This has been the name of our organization for 70
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Unformatted text preview: years," Swanson says. "We believe it has taken on a meaning independent of the word itself— and it's positive." Asked if they were offended by the name Redskins , 75% of Native American respondents in SI's poll said they were not, and even on reservations, where Native American culture and influence are perhaps felt most intensely, 62% said they weren't offended. Read more: Lk Leigh J. Kuwanwisiwma "I don't see anything wrong with Indian nicknames as long as they're not meant to be derogatory. "To a lot of the younger folks the name Redskins is tied to the football team, and it doesn't represent anything more than the team," says Roland McCook Just do away with the imagery—the dancing, the pageantry," says Gross....
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