As the Washington Redskins start their season today, they’ll see something in Houston that they should expect to see in other towns they visit as well: Protesters denouncing their team name.
A Native American group in Houston is currently protesting outside NRG Stadium, holding up signs decrying the term “Redskins” as a slur that should not be used.
Chance Landry, who owns the Southern Apache Museum in Houston, told the Houston Chronicle that Native Americans feel the NFL isn’t showing them respect.
“It’s a very derogatory term,” Landry said. “We don’t want our children and grandchildren to have to live with this any longer.”
Anyone who thought this was an offseason story that would go away once the season started was incorrect. This controversy is not going away.