Biden Dept. of Interior releases new names of federal lands deemed ‘racist and derogatory’
The Biden administration’s Department of the Interior on Thursday announced the replacement names for nearly 650 geographical features that had names deemed "racist and derogatory."
The Board on Geographic Names voted on the final names to replace the names of landmarks on federal lands that feature the term "squaw," the department said in a news release.
The removal of the term, which the department says has "historically been used as an offensive ethnic, racial and sexist slur, particularly for Indigenous women," is part of an ongoing effort to review and replace derogatory names from...