No More Redskins Mascots in Schools

Back in 2015 Governor Brown signed AB 30, the California Racial Mascots Act, which banned the use of the racially charged slur “Redskins” for mascots, team names, or nicknames at California schools. As of the New Year, the law is now in effect.

Four schools had a little over a year to comply with the new law to much resistance from their respective communities, citing “heritage.”

Gustine High School in Merced County was the first school to comply, changing their name to “the Reds.” While Calaveras High School opted to just not have any mascot.

Last year, the Chowchilla City Council in Madera County voted to change a street name in front of Chowchilla High School to “Redskin Way” in order to keep the name in some aspect. They’re now called “The Tribe” by the way.

And Tulare Union High School, which had previously denied financial help from Adidas, has ended its use of the derogatory word, and is also now home of the Tribe.

 Read more at KPBS.


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