Published Online: October 20, 2015
Published in Print: October 21, 2015, as California Bars Schools From Using 'Redskins'

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California Bars Schools From Using 'Redskins'

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California's public schools will not be able to use "Redskins" as team names or mascots, under a law Gov. Jerry Brown signed last week.

The law barring the use of a term deemed offensive by many Native Americans takes effect Jan. 1. California is the first state to impose such a ban on public schools.

Four California high schools currently use the name, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Brown, however, vetoed another measure that sought to ban public properties from being named after Confederate officials. He said decisions on naming public buildings are better left to local officials.

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