University of Minnesota Faces Demand from [D] Rep. Betty McCollum – NO Redskins to Play in Their Stadium
More PC sensitivity. Just what we need. America is a melting pot, and we are proud of it. However most people are not ‘offended’ by a football team having the name Redskins that has been around since the 30’s. If I were native American, I would be more offended that the Redskins were a crummy team for so many years VS them being called the Redskins.
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The NFL season hasn’t started yet, but one Democratic congresswoman is already trying to score her first sack of an upcoming game.
Next season, the Minnesota Vikings will use the University of Minnesota’s TCF Bank Stadium as a temporary home while their new stadium is built. But Betty McCollum of the state’s fourth congressional district is calling for the university administrators to bar the November 2 game against the Washington Redskins from taking place because she says the team’s name violates the school’s Board of Regents’ Equity, Diversity, Equal Opportunity, and Affirmative Action Policy.
McCollum, who co-chairs the Congressional Native American Caucus and has been vocal about her opposition to the name, recently penned a letter to Vikings owner Zygi Wilf to notify him of the supposed violation of the policy, which states that the university will help create an environment “free from racism . . . and other forms of prejudice, intolerance or harassment.” She encouraged Wilf to take a stand against the team, including suggesting opting out of the NFL’s revenue-sharing system since some profits come from the “hateful slur” that is the mascot.
I am not from Minnesota, but I’m calling a personal foul with unnecessary roughness on Rep. McCollum on behalf of the people of Minnesota. I’d also like to give her few penalties for wasting taxpayer money on PC drama instead of focusing on the REAL issues, as well as stealing press time for a non-issue. Get over yourselves, people. Nothing offensive here, and if it is, get over it.
I am a right-wing mom in the nursing field. I love politics and am active in several local campaigns at any given moment. I reside in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, enjoy travel, cooking, football and my 2 corgis.
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