The Oneida Nation, as part of the "Change the Mascot" campaign, unveiled a new radio ad that will air on Baltimore and Detroit radio stations leading up to Thanksgiving Day games.
For the first time, ads opposing the Washington Redskins name won't be running during or leading up to a Redskins game. The ads will air on WBAL-AM in Baltimore prior to the Baltimore Ravens-Pittsburgh Steelers game Thursday night and on WXYT-FM in Detroit before the Detroit Lions game Thursday afternoon against the Green Bay Packers.
The ad, titled "Thanks," features Oneida Nation representative Ray Halbritter thanking those who have supported the campaign to change the Redskins name.
"Thanksgiving is a holiday emphasizing the ideals of inclusion and mutual respect, and is a time when we give thanks. 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," Halbritter said.
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"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."
You can listen to the new radio ad here: