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.
The Washington NFL team has refused to change its name; opposition has been sporadic, and the issue has become polarizing. Even if the name changes, the debate regarding whether it should have changed will continue for years, if not decades.