Utah commission: Keep ‘Negro Bill Canyon’ the same
So this past Thursday. A Utah state panel has voted to recommend retaining the name of Utah’s Negro Bill Canyon after receiving conflicting opinions about whether it is offensive. Check the pick here
Jeanetta Williams, president of NAACP’s tri-state conference area of Idaho-Utah-Nevada, said the word “negro” may make some people feel uncomfortable but that there’s nothing wrong with it. Other groups still use “negro” in their names, she said, citing the National Council of Negro Women, she said.
“To sanitize it destroys the history and the background of what it is,” Williams said. “It’s a word we often use in history, it’s in titles…It’s no more uncomfortable saying the word negro than it is saying African-American or black.”
.”“It is inexplicable to me that today in the 21st century that reasonably intelligent people who I know have kindness in their hearts found it acceptable to allows this name to continue to exist,” said Jasen Lee, who said he was speaking for himself and not the entire commission.
SHOULD THEY TAKE IT DOWN!!!