‘School branding’ bill would ban discriminatory mascots

Published: Mar. 2, 2022 at 5:58 PM EST
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BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - The Vermont Senate next week is expected to vote on a bill that would likely prompt schools with divisive mascots to make a change.

S.139, endorsed by the Senate Education Committee last week, would require public and independent schools to adopt a policy prohibiting school branding that directly or indirectly references or stereotypes a racial or ethnic group.

Darren Perron spoke with Seven Days’ Alison Novak about her story this week on what led to the bill and how schools are reacting.

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