The Washington Redskins are set to play the Minnesota Vikings at the University of Minnesota on Nov. 2, but one Democratic lawmaker has lodged a complaint against those plans, saying the Redskins’ visit would violate a campus diversity policy because the team’s name is “racist.”
Underscoring that, an officer of the American Indian Student Cultural Center and a U of M native student told The College Fix he predicts the game will prompt campus protests.
The game is slated to take place at the public university’s outdoor TCF Bank Stadium, and Congresswoman Betty McCollum (D-MN) states in a strongly worded letter to the Vikings’ owner that the “presence of the Washington franchise and their racist name on the University of Minnesota campus would be in violation of the Board of Regents’ Equity, Diversity, Equal Opportunity, and Affirmative Action Policy.”
The policy states in part that the university must “establish and nurture an environment … that actively acknowledges and values equity and is free from racism, sexism, ageism, homophobia and other forms of prejudice, intolerance or harassment.”
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