Rep. Betty McCollum (D-MN-04) praised FedEx and Nike for their efforts to pressure the Washington Redskins into changing the team’s “harmful” name and mascot.
“I have been working on this for almost a decade because I believe all people, including Native Americans, should be treated with dignity and respect – and not dehumanized as mascots,” McCollum said in a statement.
American Indian groups plan to protest outside U.S. Bank Stadium when the Minnesota Vikings host the Washington Redskins for Thursday Night Football this week.
The Washington Post got the inside scoop Friday on a last-minute effort to sneak a provision into Congress’ spending bill that would pave the way for a new Washington Redskins stadium, but Rep. Betty McCollum (D-MN-04) is vowing to oppose the move because of the team’s “racist” name. According to…