Native Americans March Outside 49ers’ Levi’s Stadium To Protest Redskins

SANTA CLARA (CBS SF) — A long line of Native Americans chanted as they marched to Levi’s Stadium before Sunday’s 49ers game.

The demonstration centers on the Washington team’s mascot.

They say it uses the term “Redskin” which Native Americans find offensive and racist.

“What the R-word represents is the state-sponsored genocide that was imposed by the State of California that paid 25 cents for our scalps back in the 1850’s,” protest organizer Morning Star Gali said.

But, some fans of the team disagree with the protesters.

“You’re putting the team, the name, on a pedestal, right?  I love the team, so how is that racist?” Redskins fan Wade Head said.

 

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