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.