Lawmakers Demand Texas Remove ‘Negro’ From Geographic Locations
Would you believe some states have named geographic sites after the derogatory n-word word? It's true.
States like Texas, Arizona, California, and more have locations with hurtful and racially charged names for geographical places like Negrohead Crick or Wop Draw and state legislators what the word removed.
Roughly 30 years ago, legislators won a measure that 'Negro' had to be removed from places and locations in the state. Though the legal fight was won, no action was taken to ensure the racial slurs were removed from the public places, bridges, and bodies of water.
Texas Rep. Al Green joined the NAACP Houston Branch and several of Houston's elected officials to push the name-change issue. Because of their work, new legislative sessions in Texas have led to a new resolution, calling for the immediate removal of the term.