Organizations unite to oppose Washington NFL team locating new stadium


Last updated 9/10/2018 at 4:06pm

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WASHINGTON, DC-Today, nine leading national civil rights and racial justice organizations formally announced their joint opposition to the Washington National Football League (NFL) team locating its new stadium in the District of Columbia unless the team agrees to drop the "R-word" racial slur as its mascot.

The coalition, which previously denounced the team's continued use of this offensive mascot, felt compelled to speak out now given the team is actively exploring potential stadium sites across the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.

"In 2018, no other people of color must confront the...

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