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To Rename Or Not? Institutions Reconsider Honors For Racists

To Rename Or Not? Institutions Reconsider Honors For Racists

HARTFORD (AP) — The massacre at a predominantly black South Carolina church has institutions from Alaska to Connecticut evaluating whether they should continue enshrining the names of historical figures linked to slavery and the Confederacy. The June 17 slaying of nine black worshippers led to calls to curb displays of the Confederate flag after photos emerged showing the suspect posing with one and burning the U.S. flag. But it also has added urgency to discussions on whether it is time to do away with names given to schools, colleges and streets that have come to be seen in a new light in places far outside the South. A petition is calling for Yale University in Connecticut to...

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