First let me educate all the non-blacks. Black people are notorious for claiming that they have Native American ancestry. If you speak to five blacks, two of them are gonna say they are part Cherokee or part Navajo. Those are the only two tribes we know. Don't let the black person have a straight or wavy grain of hair. Then you can almost guarantee they are gonna claim half Native American.
That being said, I believe Josh Norman when he says that he has Native American ancestry. Because of his notoriety and this information age we live in if he is lying he will be quickly uncovered. Josh really confused me when he told Yahoo that he "Redskins is not offensive to me. I'm part Native American on both my mom's and my dad's side. It's kinda a funny thing though. A Redskin playing for the Redskins." I wonder if Josh would have been that understanding had the team been named the Washington Darkies"?? I mean it's only referring to skin color. Technically it's not a slur, right? I couldn't do it. Especially if I was the most coveted free agent on the market and could play anywhere in the league.
This plays into Daniel Snyder's rhetoric that the Native American community is divided over the offensiveness of the name. Still, that's no justification for using the name that is obviously offensive to some Native people. Get in the comment box and let me know what you think