U.N. Set to Debate the ‘Redskins’

by Greg Pollowitz

Because the U.N. has so much time on its hands after solving more pressing issues — Ukraine, Syria, South Sudan, etc. — it can debate NFL team names?

The Oneida Indian leader from upstate New York who has become a high-profile critic of the Washington Redskins’ nickname is taking his case to the United Nations.

The Oneida Indian Nation says Ray Halbritter will meet Friday with the Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights at U.N. headquarters in Manhattan. Halbritter argues that the Washington team’s nickname is racially insensitive and should be changed.

The NFL team was already facing a fresh round of criticism when the Oneidas began airing radio advertisements during the NFL’s regular season critical of the nickname.

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