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California law ending Redskins mascot stirs debate




A new California law ends the use of the term Redskins for teams or mascots in the state. It's part of a larger debate over the term nationwide.
A new California law ends the use of the term Redskins for teams or mascots in the state. It's part of a larger debate over the term nationwide.
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Under a new law, California schools will have to drop the term Redskins for sports teams or mascots.

The law, known as the California Racial Mascots Act, says that a "racially derogatory" and "discriminatory term" goes against the mission of providing an equal education for all.

One of the schools that currently uses the term is Tulare Union High School. Sarah Koligian, superintendent of Tulare Joint High School District, joined the show with more.

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