Group Protests Washington Football Mascot In Glendale

Washington Redskins fans walk past protesters as they head into the Cardinals game on Sunday.

The Arizona Cardinals took on the Washington Redskins on Sunday, but football fans and tailgaters weren’t the only people outside the stadium.

A group called Arizona to Rally Against Native Mascots organized a protest outside State Farm Stadium in Glendale. Jennifer Touchine was one of the organizers for the event.

She said “redskin” is a dictionary-defined racial slur, rooted in the attempted genocide of indigenous people.

“We need to get America to realize that this word is racist and that’s it, period,” Touchine said. “It’s just as bad as the N-word.”

Former Suns Shine In Hall Of Fame

Four former Phoenix Suns basketball players and one former team executive were honored Friday night.

Steve Nash, Jason Kidd, Grant Hill and Charlie Scott are now part of history.

The four former Phoenix Suns were inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Nash, a point guard, had a career record of 10,335 assists—the third highest in NBA history.  


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