Fighting Racist Stereotypes in Sports One Poll at a Time

Tuesday, May 14, 2013 - 11:11

Fighting Racist Stereotypes in Sports One Poll at a Time

By Suzan Shown Harjo
 
May 14, 2013

A thousand people were asked in April if the Washington NFL franchise should change its name and (shocker) 79 percent said no. Respondents were mostly white (65 percent), middle-aged (55 percent, 30-64), conservative to moderate (70 percent) pro football fans (56 percent), and nearly one-quarter (23 percent) were Tea Party supporters. Two percent said they were American Indian/Alaska Native, but they were not asked whether they were citizens of Native nations and, if so, of any specific one, or if they spoke a Native language or needed a translator.

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