#NotYourMascot Minnesota to Rally Against the Washington “R*dskins
Media Contact: Jason Elias (763)458-7289
For Immediate Release
October 15, 2014
#NotYourMascot March/Rally to TCF Stadium: Minnesota Native Community and supporters join national campaign against Washington team
Minneapolis, MN. #NotYourMascot has announced a march and rally to protest against the Washington “Redskins” at their scheduled game with the Minnesota Vikings at TCF Stadium on November 2.
#NotYourMascot is a coalition of grassroots organizations including Idle No More – Twin Cities, AIM – Twin Cities, AIM Patrol of Minneapolis, United Urban Warrior Society, Idle No More – Wisconsin, Protect Our Manoomin, Twin Cities Save the Kids, Minnesota Two Spirit Society and several other organizations.
The march and rally against the Washington team is a response to Dan Snyder’s refusal to change the team’s name and mascot.
“Redskins” is an offensive racial slur and stereotype. The continued use of mascots and team names in sports has resulted in widespread racial, cultural, and spiritual stereotyping that promotes hatred and disrespect toward Native people.
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