While the controversy continues in Washington, D.C., the state of California has introduced a new law (AB-30) prohibiting all public schools from using the name “redskins” for sports teams and mascots. American Indians regard the term as offensive. Calaveras High School, in Calaveras County, chose to drop the name it used for decades and decided that it would no longer have a mascot at all.
The new law is called the “California Racial Mascots Act“. To read the exact text of this landmark piece of legislation, click through to the California Legislative Information website.