Lawmakers introduces bill to ban ethnic mascots, logos for public schools

LANSING, MICH. - A Michigan Senator has introduced a bill that would not only ban ethnic mascots and logos, but withhold state funding for public schools violating the law. 

Senate Bill 646, introduced by Sen. Ian Conyers, would require the Michigan State Board of Education, with approval from the Michigan Department of Civil Rights, to create a list of "race- or ethnicity-based classifications" that public schools wouldn't be able to use. 

The ban would also apply to a "slogan, chant, song or other formal or informal auditory practice" and to "publications, uniforms, signs or other visual materials."

For more information about Senate Bill 646, click here. 

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