Players urged to denounce ‘Redskins’ nickname


WASHINGTON: The National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) and the Oneida Nation are urging NFL players to speak out against the Washington club’s “Redskins” nickname. The Oneida Nation and the NCAI said they would be sending a letter to some 2,700 players, and also reach out directly to players via social media urging them to condemn the nickname and mascot. The organizations said that 77 various groups—including Native American organizations, civil rights groups and religious organizations—had co-signed the letter to the players.


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