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Liberal Governor Enrages Citizens With State ‘Name Change’ Order

Source: AP Photo/Steven Senne, File

Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo signed an executive order on Monday that will change the state’s official name on government documents, shortening it from “The State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations” to just “Rhode Island” over slavery “connotations”.

“Many of the State’s residents find it painful that a word so closely associated with slavery should appear in the official name of the State,” Raimondo wrote. “The pain that this association causes to some of our residents should be of concern to all Rhode Islanders and we should do everything in our power to ensure that all communities can take pride in our State.”

The state’s legislature is also moving forward with a bill that would get a referendum on the name change placed on the ballot in November.

“Whatever the meaning of the term ‘plantations’ in the context of Rhode Island’s history, it carries a horrific connotation when considering the tragic and racist history of our nation,” Harold Metts, Rhode Island’s sole black state senator, said in a statement last week, according to the Providence Journal.

“I urge the voters to approve the name change in November but will take all measures now that are within my control to eliminate the name from my official communications and those of my executive agencies,” the governor said in the order.

With this move, the cancel culture mob has once again shown its historical ignorance.

Author: Leah Barkoukis

Source: Town Hall: ‘Self-loathing Idiots’: Rhode Island Set to Change Its Official Name

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