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STUDY: More Than 1,000 Places Still Have Racist Names


Despite the significant progress made in removing Confederate flags from government buildings and challenging racist names of federally-recognized destinations, a new Voactiv study quantifies just how much is left to be changed.

The study, which was released last Thursday and can be read in its entirety here, concludes that "at least 1,441 federally recognized places across the nation include slurs in their official name." This number persists despite the U.S. Board On Geographic Names—the official federal body that regulates American place names—declaring that it does not accept "a name for federal usage that is determined by the Board to be derogatory to a particular racial or ethnic group, gender or religious group."


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