I have a very good friend that is native American Indian. Its true.The "I have a black friend" argument is attempting to excuse ones action towards the whole because of treatment of a single.
The argument that women should be subservient because a few individual women on this forum have expressed they felt that way is attempting to suggest the majority should act in the way a minority wants.
The argument that the vast MAJORITY of native americans don't believe the name needs to change is not "like" either of those. In both of those you're referencing a small minority as justification for action towards the majority.
If anything, pointing at a random individual native american saying it should change and using that as justification that it needs to change because it's offensive "to native americans" is closer to "I have a black friend" then the other way around.
The words origin is not that of a slur. The words history is not singularly that of a slur. The words use as the name of a team is not meant as a slur. The majority of native americans don't view the name as something that needs to change. The majority of americans don't view the name as something that needs to change. But SIMPLY because a small minority claim they're offended by it then we're told it must change becuase it's "racism" and damaging society.
And pointing that out is the thing that's supposed to be like saying "I've got a black friend"?