Berlin metro to change derogatory station name by end of year

Berlin metro to change derogatory station name by end of year

Berlin’s public transport company plans to complete the renaming of a metro station with a name based on a derogatory word for black people, by the year end. ’Mohrenstrasse’ metro station translates to mean Moor Street, the medieval term for people from North Africa. Last month, activists taped over the station’s entrance, temporarily naming it ’George Floyd Street’.

Fareem
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Chris
Chris 1 months

If they're trying to remove 'buried legacies' of racism, then won't it also be better to keep a reminder of the name being changed? So that people can recall why certain things were named the way they were in a racist time and how society has evolved?

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