Redskins: The Native American Culture And Its People

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Anderson, a former NFL player and member of the Coquille tribe says that the portrayal of the Indians as “redskins” makes it sound like all tribes are the same, and that is far from the truth. He states “There is no right word for an entire race or religion when it comes to naming a sports team.” (Anderson). While he was playing for the Washington Redskins he felt a sense of pride because he thought being a “Redskin embodied the image of Native Americans as tough brave and persevering.” (Anderson). He now states “It was a positive but wrong depiction of my life.” (Anderson). Ultimately what is at stake here is the respect of the Native American culture and its people. As long as there are derogatory and degrading team names out there these
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