Redskins Name Debate Reaches United Nations

CBS Washington DC, January 24, 2014

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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  • bigone4u

    Since the UN is a t*rd world hate group, aimed at destroying white nations worldwide and funded by the US government, I have no hesitation in saying that the fools who call themselves UN diplomats are a parody of intelligent human beings. You’d think that keeping Africans from genociding each other might take up all their time and energy. I can’t wait to read the statement condemning the word “redskins” when it comes out. I need some comedy relief.

    • Oil Can Harry

      There must not be any wars, disease or famines anywhere around the globe if THIS is what these UN bozos are holding debates on.

    • MBlanc46

      I don’t know whether they’re intelligent or not, but instead of enjoying the high-life in Manhattan at our expense, they ought to be back in their hellhole countries using whatever talents they have trying to better the lives of their countrymen.

  • Druid

    those aRABS should’ve hit the un…

  • MekongDelta69

    The U.N. should be renamed, “Non-white Nations United Against White Nations”.

  • NeanderthalDNA

    Amazing. Hate the UN. When things get fixed one day, change number one – leave the UN.

    • Bon, From the Land of Babble

      Change #1: Get the UN OUT of the United States.

      • IstvanIN

        Can you imagine that on one of those “Implode the building” shows?

        • Sloppo

          I wonder if they couldn’t just evict the squatters, sanitize the building, and use it for something useful without tearing it down.

          • IstvanIN

            Evict them? Well, I don’t know about that, especially if it is before the implosion.

    • Anna Tree

      Dismantle the UN.
      Let’s create the UWN: United White Nations.
      Or at least, maybe as a first step, the UFN: United Free Nations.
      LOL it’s almost the same isn’t it?

      • NeanderthalDNA

        Oui mademoiselle.

        It’s just a darkie dominated get whitey club.

        Good fences make the best of neighbors.

      • I have said for years that if the UN was worth anything at all, we wouldn’t have a G-7 (United States, Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy and Japan).

        Neither Germany nor Sierra Leone have a permanent Security Council seat, but the notion that this should make them somehow equal is beyond the merely grotesque and well into “criminally insane”.

      • My idea is for a loose alliance of white countries, regardless of form of government. I don’t think we should be siding with “free” non-white countries over white countries that aren’t or don’t seem so free.

        • These, less Russia were the old “Great Powers”. I would prefer a Great Power meeting system that would comprise the G-7 as well as Russia, India and China, provided Russia and China become functioning democracies and India stops having beggars starve stone-dead on city streets.

        • Anna Tree

          Agree. In some issues, Russia IS more free than (m)any of the free white countries anyway.

  • Spartacus

    The people who founded the UN were not Eskimos .

    • David Ashton

      Neither was Alger Hiss who had a finger in that pie too.

      However, the UN today is not all that amenable to its founding fathers (the Leo Pasvolskys of that ilk).

  • Daniel Schmuhl

    This seems like something I would read in The Onion.

  • So CAL Snowman

    What’s the UN going to do, send in ground troops to Fed Ex field?

  • Everyone is complaining about “Redskins.”

    But not “Braves,” “Indians,” “Seminoles.”

    Methinks certain politicians in D.C. are stirring stuff up because they want season tickets.

    • NeanderthalDNA

      Regardless they look like a bunch of blackskins to me.

    • David Ashton

      “Rednecks” OK?

  • dubyasee

    This “tempest in a teacup” will be interesting to follow, insofar as the forces of political correctness will be doing battle with the Jewish owner of the Washington Redskins who is dead-set against changing the name.

    Stay tuned…

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    The Oneida Indian Nation says Ray Halbritter…argues that the Washington team’s nickname is racially insensitive and should be changed.

    Why stop at the UN? The Oneida Indian Nation could bring an action before the World Court, and at the Intergalactic Federation Council of Justice too.

    I’m gonna take two weeks, gonna have a fine vacation
    I’m gonna take my problem to the United Nations

    –Eddie Cochoran

    Old Ray is just PO’d because he wasn’t offered enough money to go away.

  • jtl1

    In summary: “Waaaaghhhh.”

  • In keeping with their location, perhaps the team should be renamed the “Washington Tax-Parasites”.

  • JustJeff

    Hey, they might as well since world hunger, disease, and war have been eliminated.

  • LACounty

    Washington Whiteskins. Anytime.

    • Dr. Möbias

      Locally we’re calling them the Washington Foreskins.

      • r j p

        Do you know if the HOTUS (Homoseual of the United States is pro Foreskins or Bears?

      • Katherine McChesney

        That’s rich. LOL.

  • IstvanIN

    The White US taxpayers support the UN. Without us the UN is defunded. Just like everything non-whites use to attack us, we pay for? How whacked is that?

  • Conrad

    Whites should never use the names or titles of non-whites. In fact, all white nations should expunge all non-white names from their nations forever.

    • PvtCharlieSlate

      That should start a mini-economic recovery. Think of all those “Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Blvd” signs that would have to be replaced.

  • MBlanc46

    I loath professional football (including college football) and I think that anyone over the age of 12 who wears sports team paraphernalia is a knucklehead, but this issue has me considering buying a Redskins jersey.

    • r j p

      Anyone over the age of 12 that wears another man’s name on his back is an idiot.

      • blight14

        Indeed, the opiate of the brain dead masses……..just think if said masses put that much time/energy/money/enthusiasm into something of actual value!

      • IstvanIN

        How about on his jeans…Sergio Valente anyone!

    • LACounty

      Yes. Many Whites (and others) wearing the name of a black athlete. I believe the number represents their IQ.

    • Brian

      Or this…

    • Katherine McChesney

      If you purchased one now, in the future it would be a collectors item.

      • MBlanc46

        You’re probably right about that. It’s inevitable that they will cave eventually.

  • Brian

    But there ain’t no cure. For the summertime blues. I’m gonna take two weeks. Gonna have a fine vacation. I’m gonna take my problem. To the United Nations

    • Katherine McChesney

      LOL. I remember Eddie Cochran. It was a ‘hit’ song.

  • David Ashton

    Go back TWENTY years and re-read P. J. O’Rourke’s “All the Trouble in the World” (NY: Atlantic Monthly Press”, chapter 7 on The Redskins – and “going from bad to diverse”. It will now make some grown men more inclined to weep than laugh.

  • Anna Tree

    I am not surprised that (great) people thought about this before me. I have been repeating this on websites for a decade, hopefully it will happen. Soon.

  • Sloppo

    I wonder if the asian migrants in this story would prefer us to call them an Italian name (Americans), or if they’d rather that we describe them as people from India.

  • Joe blow

    Stay tuned. This could be funny.

  • Scoop Stanton

    Halbritter should shut up and keep counting his casino chips. 25 years ago Halbritter was in charge of a reservation that sold cheap cigarettes, cheap gas, held bingo and its tribe was living in trailers. The reservation was a dump! Then he got on the Indian casino bandwagon, and became a millionaire. Upstate New York is 8 hours away from DC. He should worry about people spending their mortgage payments, medical co-pays and formula money in his casino!

  • MartelsGhost

    83% black negro-felons-league is a waste of any self respecting human beings time or money.

    I haven’t cared about football for a long time, professional or college. The game has long been an useful opiate to keep the masses entertained.

    This attack on the name “Redskins” is utter stupidity. I’m surprised nobody is upset about the raysusss meaning of the Clevland Browns, but I’m sure it’s just a matter of time.

  • LACounty

    Here comes another “Pelican” team.