State board wants input on racist names

2013-10-14T09:31:00Z 2013-11-18T16:40:09Z State board wants input on racist namesThe Associated Press The Associated Press
October 14, 2013 9:31 am  • 

SIOUX FALLS | The South Dakota Board on Geographic Names plans to discuss a couple of racist names at its next board meeting in Sioux Falls.

The group says the purpose of the meeting is to take public input on whether the word "Negro" is offensive in names of geographic features. The current legislation directs the board to rename any features with the word in the name.

Also the agenda is a proposed name for Squaw Creek in Moody County.

The meeting is Oct. 24 at the downtown Sioux Falls Library.

The agenda will be posted on the board's website.

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  1. Rickdm
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    Rickdm - October 15, 2013 6:25 am
    These were not meant to be racist names way back when they were named. Leave them alone !
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