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Should Offensive Place Names Be Changed?

Negro Ben Mountain. Jew Valley. Chinamans Hat. Redman Creek. These could be colorful, historic names of places around the United States… or they could be vestiges of a time when racial and ethnic slurs were a common part of American society. In most countries around the world, you'll find majority culture awash with all kinds of names, some of them offensive for their local immigrant and minority groups. Unfortunately, many of them have found their way into print as place...

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