California Becomes First State to Ban ‘Redskins’ Team Nickname

Washington Redskins helmet

The state of California passed legislation banning the use of “Redskins” as a school mascot or team name which Governor Jerry ‘Moonbeam’ Brown signed into law on Sunday.  The bill affects four high schools in California – in Calaveras, Merced and Madera counties.

In true Democratic fashion, those in the legislature and the Governor’s mansion know better than the local school board. Why not let the local school boards handle it or let the voters decide?


The nickname used by one of the NFL teams has no been banned in a state where three NFL teams do business.

Via NBC News, California governor Jerry Brown signed into law on Sunday a provision banning schools from using the term “Redskins” as a team name or logo. The law, which becomes effective on January 1, 2017, affects four California schools.

The National Congress of American Indians said the development should be a “shining example” for the rest of the country — a significant statement since many supporters of the name insist that Native Americans aren’t (or at least shouldn’t be) actually offended by the name.


Lee Hernly

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