California to ban 'Redskins' for school sports, keep Confederate building names

California Governor Jerry Brown speaks at a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping and five United States governors to discuss clean technology and economic development in Seattle, WashingtonCalifornia will ban public schools from naming their sports teams “Redskins,” a name seen as a slur against Native Americans, but will not stop municipalities from naming parks and buildings for Confederate heroes, Governor Jerry Brown said on Sunday. Brown’s decision to sign a bill ending the use of “Redskins” yet veto legislation banning Confederate names comes amid controversy around the country over the racial implications of team names, display of the Confederate flag and the naming of public places.

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