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Calif. Moving Toward Banning ‘Redskins’ as Mascot for Public High Schools

By Bryan Toporek — May 06, 2015 1 min read
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The California Assembly approved a bill Monday that would prohibit public schools throughout the state from using “Redskins” as a school or team name, mascot, or nickname.

The bill, which passed through the Assembly on a 60-9 vote, says “the use of racially derogatory or discriminatory school or athletic team names, mascots, or nicknames in California public schools is antithetical to the California school mission of providing an equal education to all.” Thus, if the bill passes, all public schools in the state can no longer use “Redskins” in such a way beginning Jan. 1, 2017.

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A version of this news article first appeared in the Schooled in Sports blog.