By Ian Shapira
“Redskin is a bounty,” said Ryan RedCorn, a 1491 member.
Houska, an associate at a local law firm, said: “Do you know what it’s like to be a native in this town? To walk down the street every single day and be surrounded by that imagery and being told to get over it?”
What really needs to happen, said O’Dell, is a conversation between fans and “the people that actually are offended.”
Then Jones quipped in his narrator’s voice: “But it turns out these fans weren’t comfortable having that conversation. In fact afterward they relayed to The Washington Post that they felt ambushed, in danger and defamed. And yes the conversion was heated at times but there was also handshakes and a even a ceremonial handkerchief.”
For more on the subject, see Deconstructing the Daily Show Encounter.