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Programs on stereotyping planned for Redskins game

Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS – The University of Minnesota on Friday announced several days of programs intended to increase awareness of racial stereotyping ahead of next month’s campus NFL game between the Vikings and Redskins.

University officials have said they’re working with the Minnesota Vikings to keep Washington’s “Redskins” name from being used when the teams play at TCF Bank Stadium on Nov. 2. That issue hasn’t been resolved.

The programs start more than a week before the game and include panel discussions and the screening of a documentary about American Indian mascots in sports. The university said the goal is to increase awareness and discussion about the effects of stereotyped American Indian mascots and logos.

The university will accommodate demonstrators who plan to rally against the Washington team’s name outside the stadium before the game, Albert said. But she said the school cannot prevent fans from wearing regalia with the “Redskins” name or image.

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