Buffalo, NY, to Rename Squaw Island after Name Deemed Racist, Sexist

Lawmakers in Buffalo, New York’s Common Council have voted to rename Squaw Island “Unity Island” after the word “Squaw” was deemed racist and sexist.

“To have part of the city named for a term that’s derogatory to our women is disrespectful,” Seneca Nation Tribal Councillor Rick Jemison said before the Common Council’s vote.

“When a group of people feels offended, somebody should at least listen,” commented Common Council President Darius Pridgen said.


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