NYTs: “A Heated Linguistic Debate: What Makes ‘Redskins’ a Slur?”

Written by: Matthew Fletcher

Primary Source:  Turtle Talk – May 23, 2016


I like Sherman Alexie’s take on the Daily Show here. In short, who ever says “Great job, redskin” in a good way?

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Matthew Fletcher
Matthew L.M. Fletcher is Professor of Law at Michigan State University College of Law and Director of the Indigenous Law and Policy Center. He is the Chief Justice of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians Supreme Court and also sits as an appellate judge for the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians, the Hoopa Valley Tribe, and the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi Indians. He is a member of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians, located in Peshawbestown, Michigan. In 2010, Professor Fletcher was elected to the American Law Institute.