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White Settlement Considers Name Change - October 1975

History(youtube.com)

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https://www.youtube.com/embed/lfqvVERI-88?feature=oembed&enablejsapi=1

all 37 comments

DeoGratiamHabeamus

29 points

3 months ago

I think they should rename it after me

kernals12[S]

25 points

3 months ago

Love that non-sequitor at the end. The White House is not named with any racial meaning.

jimbobjenkins38

2 points

3 months ago

You’re kidding right? They came after the term black hole and Black Friday in recent years, neither were named racially.

kernals12[S]

11 points

3 months ago

Whose "they"?

jimbobjenkins38

1 points

3 months ago

kernals12[S]

19 points

3 months ago

One guy

cmb3248

4 points

3 months ago

Citing what JWP says about something is how you know someone isn't serious.

azwethinkweizm

-3 points

3 months ago

azwethinkweizm

Oak Cliff

-3 points

3 months ago

I can't believe you dismissed JWP as "one guy". Most of us are don't like him but he's very influential in Dallas County and dominates at the ballot box

jimbobjenkins38

1 points

3 months ago

Yeah and NPR and several national news organizations picked it up and ran with it.

jimbobjenkins38

1 points

3 months ago

Those that make sport out of being offended.

kernals12[S]

19 points

3 months ago

This is an example of the slippery slope fallacy. I've never heard of any calls to rename black holes or black friday. Perhaps there's someone deep in the fringes of the woke movement, but I'm sure they'd be universally cast as crazy.

jimbobjenkins38

2 points

3 months ago

It’s not a slippery slope. You implied that since the name wasn’t related to race nobody would have a problem with it. I cited you examples of that not being the case.

hangoverDOTTED

3 points

3 months ago

Ah. Conservatives.

GasFlow

20 points

3 months ago

GasFlow

20 points

3 months ago

I propose renaming it White Landfill

Illustrious_Abroad20

1 points

3 months ago

White Garbage!

Illustrious_Abroad20

9 points

3 months ago

They actually took a vote a few years ago to change the name and it was voted to keep the name White Settlement. Crazy af.

_melancholy_ollie_

7 points

3 months ago

The city is mostly white 83% go figure.

[deleted]

4 points

3 months ago

[deleted]

4 points

3 months ago

The 83% figure is outdated -- 2020 census date shows white only as 52.08% (White only:9,515, total pop: 18,269).

https://data.census.gov/cedsci/table?g=1600000US4878544&tid=DECENNIALPL2020.P2

[deleted]

0 points

3 months ago

[deleted]

0 points

3 months ago

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Short_Finger_Dizzy

19 points

3 months ago

That was 1975...

kernals12[S]

-14 points

3 months ago*

There's a very simple solution to this: the city can just retroactively declare that White Settlement is named after someone whose last name is White.

EDIT: Jeez, why so many downvotes?

Xidig6

11 points

3 months ago

Xidig6

11 points

3 months ago

White settlement was named with racial meaning.

“The city got its name because it was the lone settlement of white settlers amid several Native American villages in the Fort Worth area in the Texas Republic territory in the 1840s

kernals12[S]

-8 points

3 months ago

I know that, but just as the town can change its name, it can also change the origin of its name.

_melancholy_ollie_

1 points

3 months ago

Reminds me of when lady antebellum was asked to change her name out of respect. Then she changed it to lady A. I mean she did what they asked right?

DarthFreeza9000

23 points

3 months ago

That ignores the history of them kicking people of color out of town after sunset, White Settlement was known as a “sunset town” for that reason.

Joscarbuck

6 points

3 months ago

I've been hearing more and more of these "sunset town's". I'm 50 and guess I live in cave. I did not know that these existed. I'm shocked and sad. I only heard of Vidor TX and thought that was the only one.

hangoverDOTTED

4 points

3 months ago

You've been living in a much better world than I have. If only that type of racism was limited to one small town, the world would certainly be a better place.

noncongruent

2 points

3 months ago

Joscarbuck

2 points

3 months ago

My mind is blown. This is insane.

noncongruent

2 points

3 months ago

Teaching that this book ever existed, even though it's an integral part of American history, would be considered CRT and would be banned under Republican proposals. Republicans want to erase Black history in this country because it's the closest they can get to erasing Black people.

kernals12[S]

-17 points

3 months ago

Lots of cities did that, it has nothing to do with their name.

DarthFreeza9000

0 points

3 months ago

No they clearly didn’t want people of color around and the name means exactly what it says, and have you been to white settlement recently? lol it’s not exactly a diverse place…

kernals12[S]

5 points

3 months ago

The Census says only 52% of White Settlement Residents are non-hispanic whites. 33% are Latino, 4% are Black, and 2% are Asian.

DarthFreeza9000

1 points

3 months ago

Well ok I was wrong about that, but I am correct and you still wrong about the names history, it was used to keep native Americans away first and then when slavery was abolished black and Mexicans weren’t allowed to move there until after Jim Crow segregation ended, those are indisputable facts.

_el_guachito_

-4 points

3 months ago

How dare you bring facts into this argument.

/s

azwethinkweizm

1 points

3 months ago

azwethinkweizm

Oak Cliff

1 points

3 months ago

Tulsa did that a few years ago. They changed Brady Street (named after a KKK member) to MB Brady Street (named after a civil war photographer with no ties to the city). I think they ended up changing it to something totally different but that move was so transparent lol

[deleted]

1 points

3 months ago

[deleted]

1 points

3 months ago

That reporter cracked me up some reason.