Exactly. There's a difference between something
The way to solve this, IMO:
1. For names that include Native Americans on a whole (such as Indians, Braves, Redskins), the entire population of Native Americans should vote on whether or not it should be allowed. Simple majority for each. My guess is that only the Redskins would be banned.
2. For names that specify particular Native American tribes (such as Seminoles, Sioux, Cherokees), it is up to the university/team and the tribe to work it out. I believe the tribal council of many tribes works in a voting manner, anyway.
The really interesting part, come to think of it, is that many of our states, rivers, cities, etc. are named after Native American tribes. Is that derogatory for them, since most people that live in these states and cities are not Native Americans and that we are using their names for different purposes?
The list goes on: http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0854966.html
And JT, way to sum it all up.
Now what WOULD be racist, is if say, a college was named the White Hoods...but Native American names? I really don't get it.