CA To Redress Discriminatory Transportation And State Park Names

Now they are going to change the names of parks, forests and even bridges throughout the State.  While we have the highest poverty rate in the nation, highest taxes, homeless and the 36% more unemployed than the national average—the Sacramento Democrats want spend time and money on name changes—while one million Californians are unable to gt their unemployment check due to the corruption and incompetence of Sacramento.

“California Natural Resources Secretary Wade Crowfoot, State Parks Director Armando Quintero and Department of Transportation Director Toks Omishakin made the announcement Friday and will collaborate on the steps to redressing and renaming discriminatory placards around the state.

“It is past time to revisit historic names that stem from a dark legacy that includes discrimination, violence and inequity,” Crowfoot said in a statement.

The news follows a year’s long conversation about the names of national monuments, geographic markers and transportation names associated with the Civil War, the genocide of Native Americans and other leftover remnants of institutional racism.

Does it matter?  California is not going to get tourists anytime soon—and the resident are packing up and leaving.  Hopefully the illegal aliens and the very rich will enjoy the new names as the rest of the nation’s laughs at us.

CA To Redress Discriminatory Transportation And State Park Names

In light of a national discussion surrounding racism and discrimination, CA officials move to change names of some features and routes.

By Kat Schuster, Patch Staff, 9/28/20    

CALIFORNIA — State officials announced Friday that it was time to reconsider discriminatory names of California State Park features and transportation systems. State agencies said they will also expand representation of marginalized communities and increase transparency surrounding changes made to the geographic names in California.

California Natural Resources Secretary Wade Crowfoot, State Parks Director Armando Quintero and Department of Transportation Director Toks Omishakin made the announcement Friday and will collaborate on the steps to redressing and renaming discriminatory placards around the state.

“It is past time to revisit historic names that stem from a dark legacy that includes discrimination, violence and inequity,” Crowfoot said in a statement.

The news follows a years long conversation about the names of national monuments, geographic markers and transportation names associated with the Civil War, the genocide of Native Americans and other leftover remnants of institutional racism.

As a first step in this process, Gov. Gavin Newsom moved to proclaim Sept. 25 as Native American Day.

The urgency to rid the state of such names increased following the massive wave of Black Lives Matter protests, which have kept protestors on the ground marching since George Floyd’s death at the knee of a police officer on May 25.

“Recent protests over racial inequality have spurred a national conversation about institutional and systemic racism in the United States. That conversation includes a new reckoning over monuments, symbols and names found in our public spaces,” Crowfoot said. “We are committed to continuing this dialogue in an open and transparent way.”

The state’s Parks and Recreation agency has started a list of racist markers and features around the state, according to the announcement, and will begin consulting California Native American tribes to update signage, exhibits and provide access to educational materials for student programs.

“This is a generational moment that calls for the California Department of Parks and Recreation to take stock of and critically examine our state’s historical legacy,” Quintero said. “We want every Californian, whether they are first generation or the 500th generation, to feel welcome in parks and see stories shared by all voices.”

Crowfoot said he plans to direct the state’s Natural Resources Agency to select more members from the following agencies: The Native American Heritage Commission, California State Library, California African American Museum and California Department of Transportation, as well as the legislative Selective Committee on Native American Affairs and Black, Latino and Asian Pacific Islander Legislative Caucuses.

Cal Trans also rolled out plans to review and redress locations within the state’s transportation system.

“Transportation is meant to bring people together, bridge divides, cross immovable boundaries and connect people from all walks of life,” Omishakin said in the statement.

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Comments

  1. Wasting their time and our money as usual. Focus on handling high priority issues and stop being such a predictable bunch of losers.

  2. “Gov. Gavin Newsom moved to proclaim Sept. 25 as Native American Day.” I didn’t know he was Native American. If he’s not, where does he get off appropriating the phrase? By the way, several crows outside my window were reading the article and are demanding that Crowfoot stop appropriating their name.

  3. Definition of “INDIGENOUS:”
    Any group of people who were unable to defend their lands.

  4. How about we just vote RED across the board in the upcoming AND future elections and then demand the termination of legislators that are not doing there job in the name of the people who pay their salaries ? Seems simple . The first and biggest problem is how do we stop the rampant voter fraud that elected Gavin Newscum and Jerry Brown , etc etc etc etc .
    From the Sword of —

  5. Where can I get that list so I can visit them all?

  6. This is part of the communist democrat play book, rewriting history. This phony undertaking is a reflection of the democrats themselves

  7. Rottweiler says

    Alinsky manual by the book. These people are Marxist, and I would like to “Cancel the cancel culture”!

  8. Rottweiler says

    Crowfoot should concentrate on changing the name of their “discriminating” against native individuals all of their casinos that sound typically like indian names. Why not name them took government land and now complains alot? Can’t forge our own way like everyone else but makes excuses alot.

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