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Cottonwood Road gets a new name
Bakersfield Now ^ | Lexi Wilson

Posted on 05/28/2019 5:57:23 AM PDT by umgud

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — The renaming of a street may be the road to change.

Cottonwood Road in southeast Bakersfield will now be named South Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

"There's a lot of energy and a lot of excitement," community leader and ShePower organizer, Arleana Waller said.

Waller grew up on Cottonwood Road. She believes the new name will change the areas negative reputation.

(Excerpt) Read more at bakersfieldnow.com ...


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KEYWORDS: arleanawaller; bakersfield; california; cottonwood; martinlutherking; martinlutherkingjr; mlk; raperape; shepower
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This is already a street you don't want to travel after dark. IMHO the MLK moniker will have a negative effect.
1 posted on 05/28/2019 5:57:23 AM PDT by umgud
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To: umgud

I always avoid any MLK Blvd


2 posted on 05/28/2019 6:00:39 AM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is EVIL and needs to be eradicated)
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To: umgud
She believes the new name will change the areas negative reputation.

Yep, because it's worked so well in every other town.

3 posted on 05/28/2019 6:02:10 AM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To the Left, The truth is Right Wing Extremism.)
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Was initially PO'd about all the re-naming but realized LibTaints were doing something Normals could never get away with.

If all the warning lights on my dash are flashing, smoke rolling out the back like a Zero in a death dive, and sounds from under my hood sounding like a Jamaican steel drum symphony I. Will. Make. It. To. The. Next. Exit.

4 posted on 05/28/2019 6:02:37 AM PDT by Feckless (The US Gubbmint / This Tagline CENSORED by FR \ IrOnic, ain't it?)
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To: TangoLimaSierra

With the recent revelations about Dr. King, I think the Me/Too crowd will be wanting to change the name again before too long...


5 posted on 05/28/2019 6:05:38 AM PDT by CondorFlight
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To: FatherofFive

Snowflakes.

100% Cotton Shirts will now be renamed 100 % MLK Shirts.


6 posted on 05/28/2019 6:06:08 AM PDT by Surrounded_too
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To: umgud

Naming a street “MLK” always changes things for the better.


7 posted on 05/28/2019 6:06:33 AM PDT by BadLands59
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To: umgud

Totally agree. Any street named after MLK is one you should avoid. I always thought it was a way for cities to slyly let people know where their most dangerous areas were while at the same time letting Black leaders think they were getting something from the “Man’.


8 posted on 05/28/2019 6:07:54 AM PDT by redangus
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So Waller believes the new name will change the areas negative reputation. Ah, no it won’t.


9 posted on 05/28/2019 6:08:02 AM PDT by Stevenfo
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To: umgud

Cottonwood is a tree, not cotton.


10 posted on 05/28/2019 6:11:03 AM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: umgud

thanks for the warning, Bakersfield!!!


11 posted on 05/28/2019 6:11:35 AM PDT by ronniesgal (so I wonder what his FR handle is????)
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To: umgud

Hmm, COTTONwood road, south MLK... is there a meme here or something?


12 posted on 05/28/2019 6:12:28 AM PDT by dblshot (I am John Galt.)
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New in town?

Don’t know where to score some drugs?

Just ask directions to Martin Luther King Boulevard................Chris Rock..............


13 posted on 05/28/2019 6:15:21 AM PDT by Red Badger (We are headed for a Civil War. It won't be nice like the last one....................)
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To: umgud

Why is it always MLK Boulevard? I’ve never seen MLK Street, MLK Avenue, MLK Highway... It’s always MLK Boulevard.


14 posted on 05/28/2019 6:15:59 AM PDT by real saxophonist (One side has guns and training. Other side's primary concern is 'gender identity'. Who's gonna win?)
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“The renaming of a street may be the road to change.”

As far as I read. What an inane, bleeding heart, naïve, nonsensical statement.

Knew it was a women who wrote this before checking the author’s name.


15 posted on 05/28/2019 6:16:37 AM PDT by traderrob6
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To: TangoLimaSierra

Same in my area....Wouldn’t go near that street if you paid me. If I drive through the area...I put my windows up with the hopes of deflecting a bullet.


16 posted on 05/28/2019 6:17:51 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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Yep, because it's worked so well in every other town.

It's just like socialism - denying reality.

17 posted on 05/28/2019 6:18:01 AM PDT by Quality_Not_Quantity (A law means nothing if it isn’t followed.)
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To: CondorFlight

MeToo died when too many Democrats were ensnared in it.


18 posted on 05/28/2019 6:20:11 AM PDT by AppyPappy (How many fingers am I holding up, Winston?)
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To: Red Badger
It is definitely that way in ST. Louis.
19 posted on 05/28/2019 6:23:05 AM PDT by MCF (If my home can't be my Castle, then it will be my Alamo)
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To: umgud

With till the FBI tapes are released....it will be re-named
cottonwood road.


20 posted on 05/28/2019 6:24:30 AM PDT by mowowie
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