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Redskins Name Debate Reaches United Nations

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Ray Halbritter, Oneida Indian Nation Representative.  (credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Ray Halbritter, Oneida Indian Nation Representative. (credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

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VERONA, N.Y. — 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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Redskins owner Dan Snyder has called the name “a badge of honor” and said it won’t be changed.

Halbritter says the campaign will continue.

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