MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The University of Minnesota is announcing several days of programs to increase awareness of racial stereotyping ahead of next month’s Vikings-Redskins football game on campus.
University officials have said they’re working with the Vikings to keep the Redskins’ name from being used when the two teams play at TCF Bank Stadium on Nov. 2. That situation hasn’t been resolved yet.READ MORE: COVID In Minnesota: 551 New Cases Reported As Average Positivity Rate Rises To 3%
The programs start more than a week before the game and include screening a documentary on American Indian mascots in sports and panel discussions.READ MORE: Man Shot Dead Near Powderhorn Park Identified As Tyrone Washington
A rally is also in the planning stages for game day.
Vikings vice president Lester Bagley says his team supports the university’s efforts. The team is playing on the university campus for two seasons while its new stadium is being built.MORE NEWS: Suspect Arrested After Woman Found Stabbed To Death On Shakopee Sidewalk
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