Washington Redskins Get Support Over Moniker

A poll supports the team owner's claim.

For the Washington Redskins, fighting for their name has been a long and drawn out process.

However, in most recent news, it seems that the people who are supposed to be most affected by this issue have no problem with it at all.

In a recent revelation by the Washington Post, it was revealed that around 90 percent of people who had lineage of being Native Americans did not find the football team's moniker offensive at all.

The survey consisted of around 504 people from various states and it revealed that they are not offended by the name and they do not mind it being used by a professional team.

This result coincides with a 2004 study that also revealed the same number – that Native Americans do not find this issue something that needed to be changed and it was not relevant to them.

In that study, nine percent admitted that they found the name offensive while one percent had no opinion on the matter. This has effectively strengthened team owner Daniel Snyder's stance that he does not need to change the team's name as the polls definitively show that there are no ill feelings toward the team name.

However, Suzan Harjo, the lead plaintiff who is pushing for the name change, claims that the survey is invalid as the method the survey used was inaccurate.

Harjo said via ESPN, "I don't accept self-identification. People say they're native, and they are not native, for all sorts of reasons. Those of us who are leaders in Indian Country ... know who we are representing. We also know if we are representing a minority view. And this is not the case here. Our experience is completely the opposite of the Annenberg poll and this one. I just reject the whole thing."

With Snyder still keeping his stance of keeping the name, there is still a lot of things to discuss regarding this matter.

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