By William Shughart | Thursday October 22, 2015 at 7:46 AM PST | Comments Off on The Silliness Surrounding Mascot Nicknames Continues
“California Bans Use of ‘Redskins’ as School Mascot or Team Name,” according to a recent headline in the Sacramento Bee. Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill implementing that prohibition statewide, apparently “without comment,” on Sunday, October 11. According to the same newspaper story, the new law affects just four California high schools, located in...
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Tags: American History, California, Regulation, sports teams. NFL. Washinton Redskins
By William Shughart | Wednesday June 18, 2014 at 1:02 PM PST | Comments Off on Is “Redskins” Offensive?
Controversy over the nickname of the NFL’s Washington Redskins has been swirling for nearly a year. Today, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) announced that it had withdrawn governmental protection for exclusive use of that name, meaning ironically that anyone (an individual or business enterprise) henceforth can call itself the “Washington Redskins”....
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Tags: Affirmative Action, Law, Nanny State, Native Americans, polical correctness, Property Rights, Regulation, Sports, sports teams. NFL. Washinton Redskins, US Patent and Trademark Office