Arizona Native Americans: Are you offended by the Washington Redskins name?

As the battle over whether or not to rename the NFL football team rages on, Cronkite News wants input from Arizonans about the controversial mascot.

A recent poll conducted by The Washington Post claims that 90 percent of Native Americans don’t find the Washington Redskins name offensive. Cronkite News recently reported opponents of the name continue to fight for its removal in spite of the poll results, calling it “disparaging.” Team owner Daniel Snyder insists the name is a sign of respect.

Now Cronkite News wants to hear from Native Americans in Arizona about what the term means to you. Has it had a negative impact on your or your family? Do you think the team should be renamed?

Share your perspective below.

We will not publish responses without your permission. A journalist from Cronkite News/Arizona PBS may contact you for further reporting.

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