Bill narrowing use of Indian names, mascots advances

2/24/10

Wisconsin schools could no longer use Indian mascots and team names in many cases under a bill the Assembly signaled preliminary support for in a series of votes Tuesday. Republicans blocked the likely final passage of the bill, pushing off the vote until Thursday. The bill would allow residents to complain to the state schools superintendent if their school district used a race-based team name, nickname, mascot or logo.

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