News in Brief
Race-Based Mascots Banned in Houston
Houston's school board has given final approval to a policy prohibiting the use of any race- or ethnicity-specific mascots for school sports teams or groups.
The policy says mascots must "respect cultural differences and values." It takes effect at the beginning of the 2014-15 school year.
Four schools in the district, whose nicknames are the Redskins, the Rebels, the Indians, and the Warriors, will be forced to change their mascots.
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