Bill introduced to rename over 1,000 places with racist names
Congressional Democrats on Friday introduced a bill to rename forests, streams, lakes, mountain peaks and other landmarks around the country that include offensive language such as racial slurs to them. Blacks, Mexicans and Native Americans. That’s right, good people: the totally no-white supremacist nation which is absolutely do not racism-based sort of harbors a plethora of landmarks that bear names that whites should mumble in low voices while blacks watch them with the Pulp Fiction, Eyes of Samuel L. Jackson saying, “What’s not a mountain peak I’ve ever heard of?” Does it say “nigger” on “what? “”
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According to the statement of lawmakers, questionable names have been identified for 1,441 places recognized by the federal government.
More than 600 places have the word “n——”, an insult to black people, in their name, according to one database from the US Geological Survey. In Oklahoma, there is Dead N—— Spring, so named because a deceased black person was found there, according to the USGS.
In New Mexico there is a tank called W ——— Tank, named with an insult to Mexicans living in the United States. Nearly 800 results are returned by the USGS database when searching for the term “s——,” an offensive word for Native American women.
I’m sorry, but I must oppose this slander of our great nation.
I have it by good authority (and by “authority”, I mean, “Texas”) that America is so devoid of historical racism and oppression that schools don’t need to teach things like slavery, the civil rights movement, Cesar Chavez, Native American history or even the writings of Martin Luther King Jr.-because once you remove all the pesky The absurdity of critical race theory from those stories there is really nothing more to say except what awesome teas these historical figures would have had until the moment when MLK released the cards for Spades and things got out of hand.
Certainly, this same nation without racism could not, in the 21st century, still be home to hundreds of lakes and rivers with names bearing racial slurs. For this to be true, America would need to have racism ingrained in its very fabric. How could this land have been a “shining city on the hill” if there is at least a five percent chance that this hill is called “Nigger Be Gone Hill?”
If this is true, then segregation did not end with Jim Crow, because while Oklahoma’s “Dead Nigger Spring” may not be legally separated, I just can’t imagine there being. has many black families who have listed it on their tourist routes.
Either way, the bill, which was introduced by Senator Elizabeth Warren, Senator Edward Markey and Representative Al Green, would establish an advisory board of civil rights experts and tribal organizations to review the landmarks in desperate need of new nicknames as well as asking the public to submit proposals for new names. “The board would then make name change recommendations to the appropriate government body, such as Congress in the case of federal land units,” Business Insider reports.
“We must immediately stop honoring the horrific legacy of racism and bigotry, and that is why I am bringing the place-name reconciliation law forward with my colleagues,” Warren said in a statement. declaration.
All jokes aside, this bill could potentially put Republicans in Congress in an awkward position. If they vote against, they’re basically saying, “Look, if I want to keep skiing the slopes of Porch Monkey Mountain, then that’s exactly what I’m going to do!” If they vote for, they must recognize the existence of nearly 1,500 monuments with racist names in a country they are trying to convince that not everyone is built on a culture of racism.
Who knew that the Republican war on honest American history could extend to the teaching of honest American geography?