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View Poll Results: Do you agree with the removal of names and landmarks associated with the Confederacy?
Yes, they should be removed 16 26.23%
No 42 68.85%
Not sure 3 4.92%
Voters: 61. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 08-12-2017, 06:59 PM
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I wonder how many places have been renamed more than once because the 2nd choice ended up being a "bad guy" as well?
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Old 08-12-2017, 07:01 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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Sounds like CACA
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Old 08-12-2017, 07:21 PM
 
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After the communist revolution in Russia, almost everything was renamed, and rearranged, and reference to the established traditions banned and vilified.

See a pattern here?

CN
No.

What revolution happened here?
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Old 08-12-2017, 07:25 PM
 
Location: Raleigh
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They'll be very unhappy when they find out that is the Indian phrase for "Lake Full Of . . . "
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Old 08-12-2017, 07:26 PM
 
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After the communist revolution in Russia, almost everything was renamed, and rearranged, and reference to the established traditions banned and vilified.

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Almost everything was renamed?
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Old 08-12-2017, 07:39 PM
 
Location: Central Illinois -
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Rough day for you snowflake?

So they renamed it to a name fitting the Native American history of the area. Calhoun would be a carpetbagger in reverse wouldn't he? He never even set foot in Minnesota.??

They renamed Mt. McKinley to its native name. Get over it dude. Times change.

Brooklyn Avenue in Boyle Heights in Los Angeles was renamed Cesar Chavez Avenue in the early 90's.
Agreed. Minneapolis did the right thing. Non issue.
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Old 08-12-2017, 07:43 PM
 
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You can't wipe our history away but as long as people learn about it the same mistake can be avoided in the future. Don't teach them you can't learn them and avoid the mistake in the future. The same thing goes for your personal life.
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Old 08-12-2017, 07:46 PM
 
Location: Asia
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I lived in Minneapolis for nine years, so I do have some personal interest in it. But whether or not a person lives there doesn't matter. Erasing our history in the name of political correctness is a trend across America, and I think it's destructive.
I think this needs to be looked at on a case-by-case basis.

I can imagine places where it would be appropriate to leave the names alone and unchanged. But, in this particular case, I see no reason to keep the current name when the person had no connection with the place.
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Old 08-12-2017, 07:50 PM
 
Location: Kansas/China
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I'm fine with them changing the name. If I lived there, I'd support changing the name. Sometimes the past needs to be let go and that's not the same as forgetting the past or banning history.

I don't believe there is any black and white answer to what should or shouldn't be changed. Not all Confederates were evil and not all of Americas great leaders were good people. The changes will just have to be made on a situational basis. The local people of Minnesota made their decision and there is nothing wrong with that.

Local people can do what they want and make their own choices, there's a guy just down the street from me who recently put up a confederate flag, which makes absolutely no sense here in Eastern Kansas. If my grandfather was alive he'd probably rip that flag out of that yard.
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Old 08-12-2017, 07:53 PM
 
Location: Pacific NW
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All in this thread who are from Minnesota, raise your hands.
Born and raised there. Renaming the lake is stupid, people are still going to call it Lk Calhoun no matter what the leftist PC nuts overrunning the city do.
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