ATLANTA — The onetime name of Gov. Rick Perry’s Texas hunting camp is currently the most famous example of an egregious race-based place name, but it is not the only one.
Consider Runaway Negro Creek, which runs near a state park outside Savannah, Ga. The name is printed on nautical charts, but park rangers find it so uncomfortable to use, they try to avoid saying it out loud.
It is just one of several hundred places that have the word “Negro” in their names and still exist on government maps and in the local vernacular in dozens of states.
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