DALLAS – A group of Oklahomans gathered to protest outside of the Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins football game Monday evening.
The group gathered to voice their disapproval of the visiting team’s mascot name.
“It’s 2014. No other race would stand for this,” said Lindsay Early, of Lawton, Oklahoma.
According to KXAS, Early is one of the many representatives of the Comanche Nations of Oklahoma and Dallas who made signs and protested outside of the stadium.
For several years, Native American groups across the country have been calling for the Washington Redskins to change their mascot.
The tribes say the name “Redskins” is derived from the practice of removing the skin of Native people for the purpose of collecting bounties.
According to KXAS, the protesters outside of AT&T Stadium shouted slogans like “ignorance is no excuse” and “change the name.”
“The name [Redskins], where it comes from, does not represent honor. It represents the killing and the murder and the continued genocide of Native Americans,” said Juan Mancias of Florenceville, Texas.
Earlier this year, the National Congress of American Indians created a commercial calling for an NFL mascot change.