A new YouTube video released by the Red Circle Agency and the National Coalition Against Racism in Sports and Media compares the controversial Redskins name to that of other historic racial slurs. “I was tired of people avoiding what I think is the real issue. There is no word in the American lexicon that is more hurtful to the Native American,” said Chad Germann, owner of Red Circle Ad Agency and member of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe, in a statement.
The ad features people saying different slurs for a number of minority groups and pointing out that they are banned from television.
It is just the latest in YouTube videos, television ads and more in a campaign to change the team’s name. Protesters, according to USA TODAY Sports’ Erik Brady, are planning a rally against the name on Sunday when the Redskins play the Vikings.
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