WASHINGTON (CBSDC) – The Oneida Indian Nation issued a press release Tuesday praising the D.C. City Council for passing a resolution calling for the Redskins to change their “racist and derogatory” team name.

The council favored the resolution – which was first proposed by Councilmember David Grosso in April – with a 10-0 vote, making this the second time in history it’s officially called for the team to change its name; the last time being in 2001.

“With its vote today, The D.C. City Council has placed itself firmly on the side of those who believe there should be no place for institutionalized racism within the National Football League,” said Oneida Indian Nation Representative Ray Halbritter. “This City Council resolution is yet another call for Washington’s team owner to do the right thing by halting the callous use of the R-word and moving the team in a positive direction away from its past legacy of racial bigotry.”

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