"I'm proud to be a Native American. I'm proud to be an American. I'm proud to be a Washington Redskin."
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Jill has been a Redskins fan since 1990 and believes the team name is an important part of Redskins’ 80-year tradition. She argues that we’ve become too much of a P.C. world and there are other things that need to be addressed rather than the name of a football team.
Cheering for the Redskins is a family tradition for Michelle. It’s no surprise with all the happy memories associated with this team that Michelle supports the Redskins keeping their name.
Redskins fan Greg is proud of his team and does not support a changing the name. "When I hear the word ‘Redskins’ I think of tradition; I think of honor. I think of good football and Washington, D.C."
We met Redskins fan Marci at a tailgate outside FedEx Field. She told us how the team brings camaraderie and enthusiasm to the area, and that the team was named to honor the Native American players who helped make the team great.
This Redskins fan voiced his support for the team name and logo at a tailgate outside FedEx Field. In this interview, Curtis argues that the majority of Americans have no problem with the team name, and the controversy is being manufactured by a small group of naysayers.
In this tailgate interview Redskins fan Randy shares his commitment and the team name and tradition.
We met Amanda at a tailgate before the Cleveland Browns game where she told us how the Redskins bring a unique sense of community among fans.
Former Redskins players Gary Clark, Mark Moseley, Chris Cooley talk about their Reservation visits and how the Native Americans they encountered were proud of the Redskins name.
During a preseason tailgate, we met Candace who believes the Redskins team name is full of positive energy and a source of pride for fans.
Former Redskins players Ray Schoenke Mark Moseley, Chris Cooley outline exactly what the term Redskin means for players and fans: honor, pride, and refusal to quit.
Glenn Beck Voices Support
Radio personality Glenn Beck criticizes sports commentators who refuse to use the Redskins name, despite the fact that the team was named Redskins to honor the Native American players and coach.
Native American Interviews
The Redskins visited a Reservation to get the Native American perspective on the team name, and the response was overwhelmingly supportive: “It’s a powerful name; it’s a warrior name.”
Dan Snyder Interview
In his interview for ESPN’s “Outside the Lines” Redskins owner Dan Snyder reaffirmed his commitment to the Redskins name, logo, and storied franchise history.
We visited Rocky Boy, Montana, where we met Phillip, a member of the Chippewa Cree tribe. He’s proud to ride for the Redskins rodeo team and hasn’t met a single Native American who is offended by the name.
Chippewa Cree member Wade has seen racism in the area where he lives, but he would never include the term Redskin among those slurs. He wants Native Americans to share their feelings on the team name and not have some minority speak on their behalf.
Blackfeet member Robert takes tremendous pride in his tribe’s role in the development of the Redskins team name and logo, saying that the team name evokes honor and strength.
Growing up Navajo member, Megan, has fond memories of the Redskins team and logo and believes that people who suggest that Native Americans are somehow offended by the team name should talk to actual Native Americans and gain firsthand knowledge.
In this interview, Chippewa Cree member Tony notes that it’s not the Redskins name that dehumanizes Native Americans, it’s outsiders making blanket statements about how Native Americans feel about the name. Tony supports the team and its tradition, as do the other members of his Reservation.