California Becomes First State To Ban 'Redskins' Team Name

Instead of signing this into law, why don't Governor Moonbeam put this on the ballot and let the people decide?

It'll never happen. Why? Because a recent AP poll showed 79% of voters have no problem with the 'Redskins' name.

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The nickname used by one of the NFL teams has no been banned in a state where three NFL teams do business.

Via NBC News, California governor Jerry Brown signed into law on Sunday a provision banning schools from using the term “Redskins” as a team name or logo. The law, which becomes effective on January 1, 2017, affects four California schools.

The National Congress of American Indians said the development should be a “shining example” for the rest of the country — a significant statement since many supporters of the name insist that Native Americans aren’t (or at least shouldn’t be) actually offended by the name.