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Group Calls for Washington Redskins Name Change

Updated: 08/28/2014 6:06 PM
Created: 08/28/2014 4:58 PM KSTP.com

The National Coalition Against Racism in Sports and Media held a news conference Thursday morning asking the Minnesota Vikings and the University of Minnesota to the join the fight urging the Washington Redskins to change their name.

It's a battle that's been brewing for years. The group calls the name racist and argues the contract between the Vikings and the U of M prohibits discrimination.

Protesters were at the news conference, signs in hand. They also plan to be outside TCF Bank Stadium on Nov. 2, when the Vikings play the Washington Redskins.


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