Why “Redskins” is Problematic

Since we talked a bit today about Native Americans, I thought this was appropriate. Here’s what Matt Essert at Mic wrote about this 2014 Super Bowl commercial.

“For years, America has been debating the use of the term “Redskin” by Washington’s NFL team, the Washington Redskins. Though the NFL says they’re listening, nothing has been done. But with this ad, the NCAI has put a human face on the story and shows exactly why the term “Redskin” is so problematic, in compressing an entire people’s rich and varied identity into one stereotype.”