The Washington Slurs: Clap Back on WaPo Poll with Jacqueline Keeler
The Washington Post caused a furor when they released a new poll, claiming that 90% of Native Americans are not offended by the home football team’s controversial name. We read this article with great interest and came away with more questions than answers. Today, we offer the Post, and our listeners, a moral reality check with Jacqueline Keeler, Navajo/Yankton Dakota Sioux writer and co-founder of the group ’Eradicating Offensive Native Mascotry.’ Then, Dave reads a response from Washington Post polling manager Scott Clement, and finally, Dave updates his open letter to Dan Snyder, originally published in Grantland.
Washington Post: “New poll finds 9 in 10 Native Americans aren’t offended by Redskins name” http://wpo.st/P4ec1
The Nation (Keeler) “On the Shameful and Skewed ‘Redskins’ Poll” http://thenation.com/article/on-the-shameful-and-skewed-redskins-poll/
Grantland (Zirin) “Enough” https://grantland.com/features/rename-washington-redskins/