Democrats have introduced a bill to rename more than a thousand forests, lakes and mountain peaks with racist or provocative language.
- More than a thousand places in the United States, such as rivers and mountain peaks, have been marked with offensive names.
DemocratsI CongressThe bill was introduced to review and revise offensive names.
- The flagged areas include the names of black people, Native Americans and Mexicans living in the United States.
Congressional Democrats on Friday introduced a bill seeking revenge on more than a thousand places in the United States for insulting language and racist behavior.
Democratic Senses. Elizabeth Warren, Edward Markey, and Rep. Al Green introduced the bill with 25 sponsors in the House of Representatives, all Democrats.
Legislators introduced the bill in the first year with Rep. Deb Holland, who is now serving as the first Secretary of the U.S. Cabinet in U.S. history to serve as Home Secretary. “We urgently need to respect the ugly legacy
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The bill addresses racist or prejudicial names in land units and geographical features, such as forests, rivers and deserts. This will create a process of reviewing and renaming places with honor. Objectionable names have been identified for 1,441 federally recognized locations, according to lawmakers.
According to a U.S. Geological Survey database, “n —-,” is the word for dirt for black people in more than 600 places. According to the USGS, the dead in Oklahoma is N —- Spring, so-called because a dead black man was found there.
In New Mexico, there is a store called W —— Tank, which is a dirty name for Mexicans living in the United States. Searching for the provocative word “s —-” for Native American women, the USGS database returned nearly 800 results. “These conditions are offensive and harmful from the age of halal discrimination. They must be removed from public property,” said Congressman Green. “Racism, even in geography, cannot be tolerated in a country that strives for freedom and justice for all.”
Under the bill, an advisory board of civil rights experts and tribal organizations will be set up and the public will be consulted on naming proposals. The board will then make recommendations for renaming in the case of federal land units such as the federal government, such as the federal Congress.