The Native Americans in this country deserve respect. To suggest that “Redskin” is not offensive is a blatant lie. I live in Wisconsin, home to many Native Americans. Racism is alive and well–unfortunately. It is 2014 and still the Native American is ridiculed in this state. I can only imagine what these people must feel to have this type of reference used over and over in our country. Please direct your likes and comments to: http://kstreet607.com/2014/09/28/daily-show-confronts-redskins-fans-with-native-american-activists-it-gets-awkward-fast/#comment-159768
“If we find out that someone in a piece was intentionally misled or if their comments were intentionally misrepresented, we do not air that piece. We would not air that piece. So, that being said, I hope you enjoy the following piece.”
That’s how Jon Stewart introduced Jason Jones’ Thursday segment on the Washington Redskins, a package that had attracted some controversy before it even aired.
In a Sept. 19 Washington Post article, the Redskins fans who appear in the segment with Jones reported feeling ambushed, endangered and defamed. Jones and his “Daily Show” producers interviewed the group of die hard fans, then brought them face-to-face with a group of Native Americans activists who fiercely oppose the team’s name and logo.
The segment also featured an interview with team owner Daniel Snyder, who reiterated his stance that the name Redskins isn’t offensive. “The name…
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