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New York must be renamed due to it's slave trading past "connection."
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Posted on 06/18/2020 4:10:34 PM PDT by rxsid

New York was named after the Duke of York. The Duke of York, King James II, was a prominent slave trader. When will New York (& New York City) be renamed due to it's name being prominently connected to a major slave trader?

 

"...James Stuart, who later became King James II, was the original governor of the Royal Africa Company and its largest shareholder. Therefore anything named for the Duke of York is, like Penny Lane, tainted by the history of the slave trade. By this logic, we must rename New York."
https://spectator.org/yesterday-came-suddenly/

 

"Island New Amsterdam (New Amsterdam),[53] after the capital city of the Netherlands, which was to become present-day New York. The English took over the colony in 1664 during the second Anglo-Dutch War. They changed the name to New York, to honor the Duke of York, who later became King James II of England and James VII of Scotland. The Dutch surrendered Nieuw Amsterdam without fighting."
https://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York_City

 

Chartered in 1672, the Royal African Company was a royally chartered company which had a legally based monopoly on English trade to West Africa until 1698.
https://www.blackpast.org/global-african-history/groups-organizations-global-african-history/royal-african-company-2/

 

"Led by the king’s younger brother James, the Duke of York (later King James II), this group had a monopoly on British trade with West Africa, including gold, silver and slaves."
https://www.history.com/news/what-was-the-royal-african-company

(Excerpt) Read more at spectator.org ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: antifa; dukeofyork; newyork; newyorkcity; newyorkslimes; newyorktimes; ocasiocortez; occasionalcortex; slavery
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Of course this is absurd, however, it makes about as much sense as all the other nonsense that is going on out there now regarding history, the tearing down of statues and demands for name changes.
1 posted on 06/18/2020 4:10:34 PM PDT by rxsid
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Lets see if the liberals of New York are ready to put their money where there mouth is....so to speak.


2 posted on 06/18/2020 4:11:16 PM PDT by rxsid (HOW CAN A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN'S STATUS BE "GOVERNED" BY GREAT BRITAIN? - Leo Donofrio (2009))
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They won’t stop with the renaming stuff.

When that doesn’t work, when that doesn’t make them feel better about themselves, they’ll want more.

Could well end up with some sort of attempted genocide.


3 posted on 06/18/2020 4:12:03 PM PDT by Steely Tom ([Seth Rich] == [the Democrats' John Dean])
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To: rxsid

CHAZ/CHOP 2.0


4 posted on 06/18/2020 4:12:22 PM PDT by windsorknot
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To: rxsid

I propose that we should abolish any and all names or titles
that anyone finds offensive, for any reason.
The first one I want changed is Clinton, Connecticut. I don’t
want a place to have the name of an impeached president.
Also, any place that has appropriated an “Indian” name, should be changed. Example, Seattle, Schenectady, Erie, etc.


5 posted on 06/18/2020 4:14:45 PM PDT by Ed Condon (subliminal messages here in invisible ink)
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To: rxsid

Oh no. Not absurd.

I cant wait to see di blabbio twist in the wind in front of these woke children.


6 posted on 06/18/2020 4:14:58 PM PDT by sauropod (Quarantine is when you restrict sick people, tyranny is when you restrict healthy people.)
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To: rxsid

Based on the contours of current city life and the ideals, lifestyles and beliefs of the NYC people, NYC can be renamed P.O.S City.

The state? Another matter.


7 posted on 06/18/2020 4:15:11 PM PDT by frank ballenger (End vote fraud,harvesting,non-citizen voting & leftist media news censorship or we are finished.)
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To: rxsid

What the hell, let’s just call the country the United States of Africa. Screw these hammer heads. Time to tell them to KISS MY ASSKY.


8 posted on 06/18/2020 4:17:55 PM PDT by jetson (chiwowa)
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To: frank ballenger

How about Seattle on the Atlantic?


9 posted on 06/18/2020 4:18:24 PM PDT by Colt1851Navy (What was wrong with Nixon?)
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To: rxsid
Well, by that reasoning Black Africans should pay reparations to Black Americans for rounding them up and selling them to French slave traders at the Barbery coast. White Americans rescued them and employed them at one of the most kind examples of slavery in the history of mankind and eventually set them free.

. Therefore Black Americans OWE the white people of America for setting them free from the horrors and despair of Africa.

. I will take my payment in gold krugerands or cash USD please

10 posted on 06/18/2020 4:19:31 PM PDT by KTM rider (why do I feel like I am living in a dystopian science fiction novel watching Liberty get defeated)
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I know your joking, but there was an attempt at such a name change in another State. In the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations there was a State constitutional amendment proposed by its State legislature in 2010 to remove "and Providence Plantations" from the State's name. The reason for the proposal was that the word "plantations" made people think of the antebellum South.

The People of Rhode Island overwhelmingly rejected this PC-based amendment. The vote was 78% against to 22% in favor.

11 posted on 06/18/2020 4:19:49 PM PDT by Repeal 16-17 (Let me know when the Shooting starts.)
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To: rxsid

Bookmark


12 posted on 06/18/2020 4:20:38 PM PDT by airborne (I don't always scream at the TV but when I do it's hockey season!)
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To: rxsid

Even old New York was once New Amsterdam
Why they changed it I can’t say
People just liked it better that way


13 posted on 06/18/2020 4:21:21 PM PDT by dfwgator (Endut! Hoch Hech!)
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To: Ed Condon

Seattle is named after an Indian Slave Trader.


14 posted on 06/18/2020 4:21:30 PM PDT by Hieronymus (“I shall drink to the Pope, if you please, still, to conscience first, and to the Pope afterwards.)
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"History is a horror show for liberals, who only look to the past in search of grievances they can exploit in their remorseless quest for political power."
15 posted on 06/18/2020 4:23:33 PM PDT by airborne (I don't always scream at the TV but when I do it's hockey season!)
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To: rxsid; All
James II was an equal opportunity slave trader. After Monmouth's half baked rebellion, His Majesty, the Queen and many at court vigorously pursued receiving captives who were condemned to slavery or long terms as indentures in the West Indies. It became sort of a prestige thing at court to get some condemned rebels to be able to sell them as pure profit. These were good strong farmers from places such as Bridgewater, who were considered prime beef on the slave traders block in Bristol. Also a good many nice strong young farm girls were also condemned, sometimes for just wearing their lover or brothers handkerchief as a token of support. Lots of all sorts of white guys and girls from Scotland and Ireland and the west of England got to take a very long visit to Barbadoes or Jamaica. in the 17th and early 18th centuries,
16 posted on 06/18/2020 4:24:06 PM PDT by robowombat (Orthodox)
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No problem!   We'll just rename it in honor of the current governor there..."Old Dork".

17 posted on 06/18/2020 4:25:08 PM PDT by Songcraft
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To: dfwgator

Even old New York was once New Amsterdam.....Would’ve screwed up the song..”NEW Amsterdam, New Amsterdam,I long to be a part of you...”


18 posted on 06/18/2020 4:25:54 PM PDT by Safetgiver (Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: rxsid

New Hampshire?


19 posted on 06/18/2020 4:29:16 PM PDT by SkyDancer (~ Pilots: Looking Down On People Since 1903 ~)
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To: Safetgiver

Another Obamaville or Saint Floyd


20 posted on 06/18/2020 4:30:29 PM PDT by Starcitizen (Communist China needs to be treated like the pariah country it is. Send it back to 1971)
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