What’s in a Name? February 20, 2017Posted by federalist in Uncategorized.
Academia has broken new ground in self-satire. After years of hand-wringing, U.S. schools are taking bold action against long-dead individuals who, upon close scrutiny, can be impugned by today’s enlightened standards of thought and behavior.
Governments in the U.K. have been far savvier in addressing this problem: A new guideline is to simply avoid naming things (like roads) after people at all.
It avoids the possible occurrence of future information coming to light that may then taint that specific road name based on an individual and give rise to costly street rename procedures.