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Question: Should Sali Hand Out Indian Headbands?

So let me ask my question bluntly: Why does Sali do this? I am not of American Indian descent, so it’s not really my place to be offended. But it’s no secret that some Indians have protested the use of Indian sports nicknames and mascots — and long before Sali started handing out his headbands. It’s no stretch to say the headbands run the risk of being offensive. So why hand them out? Erring on the side of not offending constituents is not politically correct. It strikes me as simply being polite. To me, using an Indian headband in the name of building voter ID is needlessly controversial. It’s one more reason to question Sali’s judgment — Kevin Richert/Idaho Statesman.

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Question: Should Sali hand out Indian headbands at Idaho fairs, including the North Idaho Fair?


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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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