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Ohio name change

The City Council of Columbus, Ohio today voted to approve a name change for the city.

The city will now be known as Indigenous People's, Ohio.
Permalink McCain's Tumor 
October 8th, 2018 6:10pm
Big if true.
Permalink White Feather 
October 8th, 2018 7:52pm
There was also a move to rename Washington DC (District of Columbia) to Washington DIP (District of Indigenous Peoples), but they didn't have enough votes in the Senate to pass.
Permalink McCain's Tumor 
October 8th, 2018 8:34pm
Is changing names supposed to make the popular conscience get along with the genocide of indigenous people?
Permalink Random Lurker 
October 9th, 2018 4:53am
>the genocide of indigenous people

The original explorers didn't know they carried diseases deadly to the indigenous people. They also returned with some equally nasty diseases (eg. syphilis) that infected the whole of Europe.
Permalink History Bot 
October 9th, 2018 5:15am
Laying guilt trips for past events on today's population will not resolve anything and can only make things worse by breeding resentment.

The only solution is to work to fix any current disadvantage problems such as health. So let's focus on that rather tokenistic name changes.

Changing the name of a town to Indigenous Peoples will not improve the health or finances of a single indigenous person. Not even through education or awareness because everyone already knows all about it.
Permalink ,ndo 
October 9th, 2018 5:32am
>Changing the name of a town to Indigenous Peoples will not improve the health or finances

BUT changing the name of a town does involve considerable expense, money that can't then be spent on things like health.
Permalink Leigh Deluca 
October 9th, 2018 5:35am

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