I created this thread to focus on this specific question, even though there are several similar threads going on. I just have not heard of a lot of Native Americans protest the name the Redskins. Yes, a few have been very vocal, but it's mostly well-intentioned white people...which begs the question: "What do the majority of Native Americans think?" Until 5-10 years ago, at least 70% didn't care...at times they use the same word themselves, and I don't think they regard the R-word anywhere as charged as the N-word. What could be kin to outright race hate is condescension to minorities...I get this picture of guilty white people ***uming offence and taking action without checking into the offended party more. So lets ask the Native American population at large what they think. By all means, change it if they think it's racist, even if it's a large minority of their population. At another site, I suffered a white guy that feels for everybody before he checks out the facts and screamed I'm a racist just for asking for the facts. Hey, I'm a technical guy that looks before they leaps. And I might be part Native American (family tree says yes, DNA says no.) Does anyone have links sourced directly from Native Americans what they think about this team name?