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Group Protests Redskins Name Before Cowboys Game



    (Published Monday, Oct. 27, 2014)

    A group of at least two dozen protesters were outside of AT&T Stadium in Arlington Monday, ahead of the Dallas Cowboys vs. Washington Redskins football game, to voice dissent over the visiting team's mascot name.

    "It's 2014. No other race would stand for this," said Lindsay Early, of Lawton, OK, about the Redskins' name.

    Early is one of many representatives of the Comanche Nations of Oklahoma and Dallas who made signs and protested along Randol Mill Road, in the shadow of the stadium.

    The group shouted slogans like "ignorance is no excuse" and "change the name" to fans in both Cowboys and Redskins attire who were making their way to the game.

    "I try to give them the benefit of the doubt that they don't realize it is offensive," Early said about the fans who wear Redskins jerseys to support the team.

    Other protesters were not so forgiving, including Juan Mancias of Florenceville, TX.

    "The name [Redskins], where it comes from, does not represent honor. It represents the killing and the murder and the continued genocide of Native Americans," Mancias said.