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Rep. McCollum joins AIM protest at Washington-Minnesota game

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Rep. Betty McCollum (D-Minnesota) will be joining the American Indian Movement today in a protest at the Washington-Minnesota football game.

McCollum serves as co-chair of the Congressional Native American Caucus. She's called on the Washington team to drop its racist mascot and for sports officials in Minnesota to refuse to broadcast the name or use it in public.

“It’s not a boycott, it’s not a protest against the NFL, it’s a protest against a racial slur,” McCollum told The Minneapolis Star Tribune.

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McCollum: Redskins fight bigger than name (The Minneapolis Star Tribune 11/7)

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