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SD committee: ‘Squaw’ is offensive, ‘Negro’ isn’t

January 31, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE (AP) — A legislative committee has approved a bill allowing use of the word “Negro” in South Dakota place names but makes it clear that the word “squaw” should be removed from all locations.

The Legislature previously had passed laws re…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

SD panel endorses keeping ‘Negro’ in place names

December 5, 2013 in Uncategorized

By Chet Brokaw

PIERRE — At the request of black leaders, the South Dakota panel responsible for getting rid of offensive geographic names decided Wednesday to seek changes to a state law that requires the renaming of places that use the word “…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

‘Negro’ not offensive, SD place-name panel says

October 25, 2013 in Uncategorized

SIOUX FALLS (AP) — The word “squaw” is being removed from geographical place names in South Dakota, but the word “Negro” is likely to live on.

Members of South Dakota’s black community have agreed to work with a state committee charged with gett…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

‘Negro’ not offensive, SD place-name panel says

October 25, 2013 in Uncategorized

SIOUX FALLS (AP) — The word “squaw” is being removed from geographical place names in South Dakota, but the word “Negro” is likely to live on.

Members of South Dakota’s black community have agreed to work with a state committee charged with gett…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

SD state board wants input on racist names

October 14, 2013 in Uncategorized

SIOUX FALLS (AP) — 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 of…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

What’s in a name? My kind of town: ‘Stink Onions,’ Ill.

June 28, 2013 in The Daily Republic

It’s easy to think of words such as California or Texas or New York as just the places on the map, but those words actually meant something, once.
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SD board seeks public comment on place names

June 18, 2013 in The Daily Republic

PIERRE (AP) A South Dakota board responsible for getting rid of offensive geographic names is seeking public comment on whether the word “Negro” is offensive. Continue Reading

Panel reviewing replacements for offensive names

May 29, 2013 in The Daily Republic

PIERRE (AP) The South Dakota Board on Geographic Names will meet next week to review proposed new names for some Black Hills sites that contain the word “Negro.” Continue Reading

OPINION: Geographic name changes needed

April 28, 2013 in The Daily Republic

The new names should be based on local history, folklore, events or natural features of the area.
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Naughty names nixed on Pine Ridge reservation

April 6, 2013 in The Daily Republic

SD panel: Offensive titles given to geographic features should go. Continue Reading