In the latest efforts by the Left to rewrite American history, two members of the United States Senate have introduced a bill to rename over 1,000 locations across the country that are accused of having “racist” names, as reported by the Epoch Times.
The bill, formally named the Reconciliation in Place Names Act, was introduced by Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Ed Markey (D-Mass.). They had previously introduced a similar bill back in 2020, alongside then-Congresswoman Deb Haaland (D-N.M.), who is now the Secretary of Interior.
The bill would create an oversight board with sweeping power to review and make formal recommendations on what the various locations should be renamed to. The targets, which include cities, lakes, and certain mountain peaks, are accused of bearing “offensive names that celebrate people who have upheld slavery, committed unspeakable acts against Native Americans, or led Confederate war efforts.”
“We need to immediately stop honoring the ugly legacy of racism and bigotry,” Warren said in a statement, “and that’s why I’m introducing the Reconciliation in Place Names Act with my colleagues.” The bill’s cosponsor in the House of Representatives is the far-left Texas Congressman Al Green (D-Texas), who notoriously introduced multiple failed efforts to impeach President Donald Trump.
After conducting a review of the places in question, the legislation would direct the board to accept recommendations for new names from Indian tribes, local governments, and public comment. Subsequently, the board would submit these recommendations to the Board on Geographic Names and Congress, so that the names can be formally changed.
One target is Mount Evans and the surrounding Mount Evans Wilderness area, located in Colorado and named after John Evans, the second territorial governor of Colorado. Evans has been retroactively accused by far-left activists of planning a “massacre” of around 200 American Indians, including members of the Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes. However, as confirmed by a Northwestern University study, there is no historical evidence to suggest that Evans planned the incident in advance.
Another target would be the Negro Bar State Park in California, which was named after the predominantly black prospectors who came to the area during the California Gold Rush. Michael Harris, president of the Friends of Negro Bar association, objected to the notion of renaming the area, saying that it has held the name for 172 years, and that eliminating the name would amount to rewriting history.