Change the Mascot is a national campaign to end the use of the racial slur “redskins” as the mascot and name of the NFL team in Washington, D.C. Launched by the Oneida Indian Nation, the campaign calls upon the NFL and Commissioner Roger Goodell to do the right thing and bring an end the use of the racial epithet. The National Congress of American Indians did not have the funds to run their ad during the Super Bowl. But it doesn’t mean that it’s not relevant.

You should watch it and share it anyway.

Want to get involved?

Here’s how to contact the DC team, the NFL, and the DC team’s hometown paper:

DC Team




Roger Goodell & NFL




More ways to take action at ChangeTheMascot.org

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  • Primmest Plum

    This is great.
    I actually would’ve much preferred this ad to run during the Super Bowl than that Multilingual Coke ad. It’s great that we’re focusing on the diverse nation we are NOW. But let’s not forget about the nations who were here before any of us set foot on this land.

    • the coke ad also featured native americans, but i feel you.

  • Marie

    Wow! this commercial put “that” NFL team in its place.

  • Curls&Swirls

    Geez, I love my team; true fan (Sorry, not sorry about that lol) and this was a very moving and powerful commercial. I really wish they were able to air it. I can only imagine its impact on supporting the name change. I’ll definitely be sharing. I mean, they were able to change the Bullets to the Wizards because of the rampant gun violence at the time in our community, why not change our football team because of how offensive it is to so many?

  • i.mean.really.

    Even though a lot of people of color are offended by it, white people don’t care, so they don’t want to change it. They pull out that tired line about it being a compliment or some ish. It’s only when something hits close to home (white boys shooting up places) that they choose to care.