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A New Nevada Law Bans Racially Discriminatory School Mascots and ‘Sundown Sirens’

Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak (D) on Friday signed a bill that directs local school boards to ban “racially discriminatory” mascots, logos and names and bans the use of so-called sundown sirens.

The Associated Press reports that the bill will not affect universities or schools that have agreements in place with local tribes who have given permission to the schools to use “Indians” as mascots such as Elko High School in Elko County.

This new bill could affect up to 20 different schools in one Nevada county alone, the AP notes. In the Clark County School District, Western High School has a mascot that is a Native American wearing a headdress.

Read the source article at The Hill

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