Well, that's a relief. It turns out that Native Americans are not offended by the name of Washington's football team after all.
You know, the Redskins.
A new Washington Post poll finds nine out of 10 Native Americans say they are not offended by the Washington Redskins name. That, the Post tells us, is a sign of "how few ordinary Indians" -- instead of, you know, those inflammatory identity-politics activist types -- "have been persuaded by a national movement to change the football team's moniker."
Actually "how few" is how I would describe the number of people surveyed. But that doesn't mean the poll wasn't scientific.
The five-month survey of 504 people, according to the Post, includes every state and the district.
It also agrees with a 2004 poll by the Annenberg Public Policy Center, the Post notes, and the responses were "broadly consistent" regardless of age, income, education, political party or proximity to reservations.