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Why were people protesting outside the Packers game?

Protesters were seen outside Lambeau Field before yesterday’s Packers game.  Several are members of Wisconsin’s Oneida and Menomonee tribes. They say Washington’s team name and logo represent harmful stereotypes.  They showed up 4 hours before the Packers victory yesterday, in the pouring rain holding signs reading “Washington Team: stop trying to put lipstick on a pig! Your “R” word is racist”

“The Washington Redskins are in a place where they could take a little leadership here, change a logo, stereotype. A lot of corporations, a lot of entities change their logos and they usually continue in business. The name is a derogatory name. It’s a racial slur. It goes back to the bounty hunting era of the Colonial Period. This particular logo is a severed head logo. It certainly isn’t a symbol that should be used by the football team that is in our nation’s capital,” Barbara Munson said.

A bunch of records were also set yesterday, attendance: 78,000!  Aaron Rodgers tied an all time Packers passing record, and James Starks had the Packers first 100 yard rushing game since 2010!  Way to go, Pack.  

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09/16/2013 7:19AM
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