May 21, 2019

Maine becomes first state to ban Native American mascots

The Maine legislature last week unanimously passed a bill that bans the use of Native American mascots at public schools, colleges and universities. Gov. Janet Mills signed the bill into law on Thursday, and it goes into effect 90 days after the l...

April 9, 2018

Complaint asks Oregon to ban gender-specific mascots

A complaint submitted to the Oregon Department of Education has asked that the state implement policies to ban gender-specific mascots, monikers and team names at public schools. The Register-Guard reports that a Eugene resident filed a formal co...

May 3, 2016

Delaware school moves toward dropping ‘Redskins’ nickname

A Delaware school district could soon drop its "Redskins" nickname, following a recommendation that was made Monday by a committee made up of alumni and community members. Over the last few years, dozens of districts and high schools across the na...

October 12, 2015

California officially bans use of ‘Redskins’ by public schools

Gov. Jerry Brown on Sunday signed the California Racial Mascots Act, prohibiting the state's public schools from using the name "Redskins" for its athletic teams. The state senate and assembly passed the bill nearly a month ago and it had been awa...

July 21, 2015

Illinois school refusing to change ‘Midgets’ nickname

Despite objections from outside groups, an Illinois high school is refusing to drop its "Midgets" nickname, arguing the moniker its part of its history and tradition. [caption id="attachment_13458" align="alignright" width="273"] The Freeburg Com...