Oneida representative Ray Halbritter CREDIT: AP Four New York state lawmakers will introduce a resolution at the state capitol Tuesday calling on professional sports teams to quit using racial slurs like “Redskins,” the Change The Mascot campaign announced in a press release Monday. State Sens. George Maziarz (R) and Joe Griffo (R) and Assemblymen Karim Camara (D) and Keith Wright (D) will introduce the resolution alongside Ray Halbritter, a representative of the Oneida Indian Nation of New York who has spearheaded the Change The Mascot campaign against the name of Washington’s professional football franchise since last year.

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