California continues to make trendsetting strides. Earlier this week Governor Jerry Brown outlawed the use of the team name “Redskins” as a team name or a mascot (we wish the NFL would follow his lead) and recently Brown also signed legislation to automatically register people to vote when they obtain or renew their driver’s license.
The measure, which would also allow Californians to opt out of registering, was introduced in response to the dismal 42% turnout in the November 2014 statewide election. That bill and 13 others the governor signed Saturday, will “help improve elections and expand voter rights and access in California,” Brown’s office said in a statement.
Let’s hope the rest of the country pays attention.
Team Blackness also discussed Keisha Knight Pulliam’s response to Raven-Symone’s black name comments, the fact that black workers need to be twice as good as their coworkers, and Huffington Post is crowdfunding to keep their Ferguson staff writer.