The National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) has released a strategically timed PSA denouncing use of the term “Redskins.” The video depicts Native Americans of past and present, and shows the richness of their culture.
The commercial’s overlying theme is that Native Americans go by many names, but not “the ‘R’ word.” NCAI picked this week because the heightened media presence covering the Super Bowl lends a larger platform.
“Cheering for a football team should never include the casual use of a racial slur. It is important for all teams and all of their fans that the name of the D.C. team is changed.”
Below is the group’s video: