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California First State To Ban School Teams From Using 'Redskins'

SACRAMENTO (KPIX) -- California will become the first state in the nation to ban schools from using the name "Redskins" for teams and mascots.

Governor Brown signed the bill Sunday.

The Redskins name is widely considered racially insensitive toward Native Americans.

The handful of public schools that still use the name will have to replace it by the time the ban takes effect in 2017.


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