BCSD to remove controversial mascots

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - The Bakersfield City School District will remove controversial Native American mascots from two local schools.

Wayside and Frank West Elementary currently use controversial depictions of Native American warriors as their mascot. Both schools will continue to be known as the warriors and they will not adopt new mascots.

Instead the school initials will be used in branding from here on out.

At the beginning of the new year, all public schools in California under the racial mascot act will be prohibited from using discriminatory images or language as it relates to Native Americans.

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