Thirst for renaming: the United States is changing the names of warships and military installations associated with the Confederation
Nine US Army sites and two Naval Forces ships were named after Southern Confederate troops who lost the XNUMXth century United States Civil War. Southerners then opposed the abolition of slavery and oppression of blacks, and now the United States is changing the "racist" names of warships and military installations associated with the Confederation.
To connect ordinary Americans to the renaming process, the US Department of Defense Naming Commission today created a special website, where citizens of the United States can offer their own variants of the names of ships and bases. The military intends to study the opinion of the population on this issue.
Forts Hill, Lee, Pickett, Bragg, Gordon, Benning, Hood, Rucker and Polk may change their names, according to the Military Times. Missile cruiser Naval fleet Chancellorsville and Oceanographic Research Vessel Mori will also be renamed.
A real thirst for renaming has swept the United States against the backdrop of the well-known events associated with the murder of African American George Floyd by police.
Not only the mention of the names of figures from the time of the Civil War in the United States, but even geographic names, falls under the ban today. For example, the cruiser "Chancellorsville" was named after the village in the battle near which in 1863 the southerners won. This, according to the US press, causes serious concern among the African American population.
- Sergey Kuzmitsky
- https://www.facebook.com/FortPickett, https://www.thenamingcommission.gov/
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