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Denver neighborhood votes against changing name from former mayor with KKK ties

Discussion in 'North American Politics' started by Stevicus, Aug 22, 2019.

  1. Stevicus

    Stevicus Well-Known Member
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    Stapleton property owners vote against changing name of neighborhood bearing former KKK member's name

    It was a rather lopsided vote, too.

    There was a similar subdivision which recently changed its name from "Swastika Acres."

    It is rather interesting that Denver's main airport was called Stapleton for decades, yet this person's KKK history is only coming out now?
     
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    How is it that the media is filled with California and New York's rich and powerful , actors and media, then vilified minority groups somehow don't appear with these persecution campaigns? 12 Years a Slave was an assassination attempt of every identification with the South of any background, Disney's Steamboat, to the Plantation, to an inarguable humane 'indentured servitude' and 'peculiar institution' that inarguably raised the humanity of that population alongside the rest of America and kept pace.

    The Life-Appointed Chief Justice is definitely a Governmental Oppressive Force upon Minority views at the Federal Level. No one's passing laws on Clarence Thomas, people definitely understand this distinction of farce.
     
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  3. columbus

    columbus Conservative Catholic from Hell

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    Maybe the residents just don't feel the need for the trouble and expense of a name change over something that doesn't matter any more?
    Perhaps they could just decide that their neighborhood is named after Edith Stapleton.
    Tom
     
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    Thinking of Edith Bunker?
    Fixed.

    Anyway, tis good to see some resisting the purge of history.
     
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  5. Stevicus

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    You mean Jean Stapleton, who played the role of "Dingbat"? That might be an idea.
     
  6. columbus

    columbus Conservative Catholic from Hell

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    Yes, my real point was the first part.

    The latter part was just something that popped into my head just before I hit reply. If I'd thought about it for 3 seconds I'd have remembered more betterly. Jean Stapleton was an excellent person in many ways.
    Tom
     
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    That history isn't new. Only the awareness of the current public is what has changed. Happens with a lot of US history.
     
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