Group calls for elimination of Native American mascots in sports

The National Congress of American Indians is calling for the elimination of Native American mascots in sports.

They said the mascot names play a role in racial inequality and lower the self-esteem among Native American youth.

The group says nearly a thousand organizations like the Washington Redskins have offensive mascots.

"It's time for a change. It's no longer acceptable, so it is no longer acceptable for us to hold on to those mascots that continue to oppress a people," NCAI Executive Director Jacqueline Pata said.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said the Redskins' name in Washington honors the tradition of Native Americans.

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