Oneida Nation To Use Radio Ads Urging Washington Redskins To Change Team Name
November 27, 2013 at 3:55 AM (PT)
The ONEIDA INDIAN NATION will be using radio ads over the THANKSGIVING holiday to bring their message to DETROIT and BALTIMORE audiences that the NFL's WASHINGTON REDSKINS should change their team name. PROFOOTBALLTALK reports, "the first ads not tied to the REDSKINS playing a game in a given city, the spots to be aired on DETROIT’s WXYT-FM and BALTIMORE’s WBAL-A commemorates the coming day of thanks and reflection."
“THANKSGIVING is a holiday emphasizing the ideals of inclusion and mutual respect, and is a time when we give thanks,” ONEIDA INDIAN NATION representative RAY HALBRITTER told NBC SPORTS. “We would like to express our appreciation to everyone who has spoken out about the important moral and civil rights issue of changing the WASHINGTON football team’s name. Change the Mascot supporters have sent a powerful message to the NFL that no group deserves to be treated as the target of a hurtful racial slur, and that Native Americans should be treated as what we are: Americans.”
The full ad can be heard here.