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Ok. Thanks. We have found some common ground.
I think you are too hung up on this “would you call someone a redskin” thing. Although it seems to be a strong emotional appeal, it is faulty because:
1) this is a name of a football team, not a personal name or racial slur directed at a person
2) I’ve never ever heard anyone call a tribal american anything other than an Indian
3) this is a term that if it ever did have any derogatory meaning (which is highly spurious based on evidence of their self identification using that term) it has now morphed into totally a descriptor for a football club.
4) not only is it a descriptor for a football club, but it also has positive attributes assigned to it