While the term may have been used in a derogatory manner in some limited circumstances it has never been used that way with any real prevalence. In fact, based on my experience, I have found the term to be used FAR more often to identify the football team than any native American individual or group. Even when I lived the northeast it was far more common to use the term "indian" to refer to native Americans as a whole or the tribe name to refer to a given group.
When is Obama going to call on his black friends to quit using the dreaded "N" word in music and movies?
He should pull all the copyrights to all the movies and lyrics that used that word. Right now. Today.
Any thing less proves he is a hypocrite.
I haven't heard whether any other groups have protested any other NFL teams.
Are 49'ers offensive, or perhaps Chargers. I even read a suggestion that someone might object to the Green Bay Packers because a sexual connotation.
But is this the beginning of a push to rename the Kit Carson National Forest or Kit Carson National Park? How about Washington D.C. named after the U.S.A.'s first president. Washington once owned slaves. Will some political correctness police group decide that disqualifies him from the honor of being commemorated in the national capitol? And others of you commented on the New Orleans Saints and all the many many villages, towns, and cities across the nation named for historical or religious figures.
How much are we supposed to allow political correctness to control every facet of our lives?
Things like this can become so nit picked and absurd that I think any thinking person has to say enough already.
"I think the best way of doing good to the poor, is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it." --Benjamin Franklin 1776