The ‘Fighting Sioux’ are really the least of our concerns.

So the sports controversy of the day is the potential name change for the University of North Dakota Fighting Sioux. I get it and I wholeheartedly agree. But isn’t it slightly ridiculous that we’re focusing on the Fighting Sioux when there’s a pro football team called the Redskins? The Fighting Sioux, while understandably offensive, is still the actual name of a Native American tribe. The standalone name isn’t the issue, it’s the historical implications of the name. “Redskin” is a racial slur, no interpretation necessary. Naming a team the Redskins is equivalent to naming a team the “N” word. It’s completely outrageous and the courts, both Supreme and local, need to stop fearing gun-wielding Southerners and remedy this ridiculous situation.

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