Skip to comments.Racism lurks in names given to plants and animals. That’s starting to change
Posted on 09/14/2021 6:13:08 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement
With lemon and black plumage, the Scott’s oriole flashes in the desert like a flame. But the bird’s name holds a violent history that Stephen Hampton can’t forget. He used to see the orioles often, living in California. Now that he lives outside the bird’s range, “I’m kind of relieved,” he says.
Hampton is a birder and registered citizen of the Cherokee Nation. Winfield Scott, a U.S. military commander and the bird’s namesake, drove Hampton’s ancestors and other Native Americans from their land in the 1800s during a series of forced marches now known as the Trail of Tears. The journey killed over 4,000 Cherokee, displacing as many as 100,000 people in the end.
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i’M surprised some groups haven’t tried to get the breed name of the Rhodesian Ridgeback dog changed because of something like this.
Really? He was there when it all happened?
Zimbabwean Ridgeback just doesn’t sound right. Wonderful dogs, by the way.
Change the planet’s name from Planet Earth to Planet Ridiculous
They simple don’t like western culture. That’s a large area of the world to hate and incredible futile to try and destroy.
WTF. More trolling for revisionist history.
I hold no responsibility for Scott, or the 4000 dead Cherokee. I was not alive then.
we now live in a different world. I don’t really care what they call the birds.But its weird to start renaming everything.I think it lacks courage and confidence in the present.
These people will do anything to please the low IQ kabal.
Wait until they find all the insults to LGBT in all the names...
I guess I can see switching the name of Brazil nuts. Something about toes...
Leftists see racism everywhere.
Jogger toes? That’s just an affliction from too much running.
He is relieved that he lives outside their range so he doesn’t have to see them and be reminded of Winfield Scott and have his day ruined by being triggered to the memory of something he never personally experienced. He needs help.
All those Latin names—after the Roman Empire was built on the backs of slaves.
Zut alors citoyen! Merd!
When do we get to chop off the head of whatever Robespierre is out there and end this reign of terror?
During the Revolutionary War, at the behest of the British, the Cherokee and Creeks slaughtered thousands of settlers, in the most brutal fashion.
One of the reasons for removal to Oklahoma, after the war, was to seperate the Cherokee from the remaining settlers, who would seek revenge.
Andrew Jackson wanted it to end.
I don’t think those slaves count in the present calculus.
My grandma used to call them that. But I think that she called them Niggard Toes, because the grocer who sold them was so stingy with her order....
There is NO name that cannot be associated with “hate speech” in any way shape or form.
This is irrational nonsense perpetuated by RETARDS
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