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Response to rjsquirrel (Reply #53)

Sat Mar 21, 2015, 01:49 PM

56. The first time I heard this song was in a cafe in the Navajo Nation

in Arizona. I asked the American Indians we were sitting with, who were obviously enjoying the song, why it wasn't offensive to them. They laughed and said it should offend me. They thought the song was actually poking fun at white people who boast of having Indian blood. I said I was completely ok with it, and loved the song.
I remember some controversy about the song but this one is really in the eye of the beholder.
I don't like the Redskins mascot for the NFL team because I see it as racist. Traveling through the Navajo Nation this year we passed a high school with a marquee proudly announcing it was the "HOME OF THE REDSKINS." I had a chance to ask about this, and the Indians I talked to said it really is an individual thing with some tribal members wanting to leave the name and others wanting to change it. So far, the team is still the "Redskins."
Personally, I still don't like the term.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/in-arizona-a-navajo-high-school-emerges-as-a-defender-of-the-washington-redskins/2014/10/26/dcfc773a-592b-11e4-8264-deed989ae9a2_story.html

The girl in the photo is no "white man's fantasy" because it's an actual photograph.

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