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    California Bans "Redskins" Name And Mascot

    California became the first state to ban schools from using the "Redskins" team name or mascot Sunday, a move the National Congress of American Indians said should be a "shining example" for the rest of the country.

    The law, which Gov. Jerry Brown signed Sunday morning, goes into effect Jan. 1, 2017. It's believed to affect only four public schools using the mascot, which many Indian groups and activists find offensive, but its impact is significant symbolically — California has the largest enrollment of public school students in the nation, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.

    The state Assembly overwhelmingly approved the California Racial Mascots Act in May, about a month before the Obama administration went on record telling the Washington Redskins that they would have to change their name before they would be allowed to move to a stadium in Washington, D.C., from their current home in suburban Maryland.

    In a joint statement with the nonprofit group Change the Mascot, the National Congress of American Indians praised California for "standing on the right side of history by bringing an end to the use of the demeaning and damaging R-word slur in the state's schools."

    "They have set a shining example for other states across the country, and for the next generation, by demonstrating a commitment to the American ideals of inclusion and mutual respect," it said.

    The U.S. Patent Office agreed last year that the nickname is "disparaging of Native Americans" and canceled the Washington pro football team's federal trademark protection.
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    Oh screw me gently with a chainsaw. I bet they didn't ban the name "Crimsonskins" though did they?
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    Caly already ruined it when they messed with the Coachella Valley High Arabs.

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    The stupidity that gallops roughshod across the face of America is simply astonishing.

    What will they do when a school gives up the great finger toward Sacramento and calls their team the "Scarlet Hide"?

    One can only wonder what the result of national insurrection might be. Could things be worse? Perhaps, but is the difference worth the mention and does it negate the risk?
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    Only Reds allowed are holding office in the PRC government.

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    I would be interested to see what happens at these four schools. "Only" four schools, but for the students going there, and their parents, it's the only school they have. It's 100% of their schools. Will they go along? Or, as PierStyx suggests, will they get... creative? We're now the Red Skeins. Go Redskeins!

    Or just ignore the decree and dare the state to do something about it?

    Or maybe the name changes "officially" but the parents and fans and coaches and sports game announcers just ignore the change.

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    So do the Fighting Irish get the boot too?

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    Why hasn't anyone complained about the Vikings yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tod evans View Post
    Why hasn't anyone complained about the Vikings yet?
    Are they a long abused, victimized, persecuted by the state minority race too?

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    PC police in action!

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