By Carol Berry
“We are here today to tell Washington owner Dan Snyder that his brand of racism might fly in D.C., but when the team comes to Denver, it is going to get push-back from Native people and our allies,” said Glenn Morris, leader of the American Indian Movement.'
The AIM, Idle No More and Denver activists protested against the team’s mascot with loud chants, “Hey, Dan Snyder, you can’t hide, you are on the racist side.”
Dozens of red signs calling on the Washington team to “Change the Mascot” were held aloft for the players to see as they walked by an area outside the stadium that was packed with police.
By Simon Moya-Smith
Two Native American organizations, American Indian Movement Colorado and Idle No More Denver, began the demonstration Sunday morning as the team prepared to kick-off against the Denver Broncos.
"It's always been about the hatred of Indian skin," he said.
Whenever conservatives claims liberals are behind the name-change movement, which has been going on for decades, they're either ignoramuses or liars. Probably both.
Pelosi agrees with Obama
Meanwhile, House minority leader Nancy Pelosi is the latest high-profile person to come out against Washington's ethnic slur of a nickname:
Redskins should change name, Pelosi says
By Mike Lillis
In an interview with The Hill, the California Democrat said it “probably would be a good idea if they change the name.”
The House minority leader is the latest politician who has embraced a name change. President Obama earlier this month said he would “think about changing” the team name if he owned the football team.