No harm in name change...
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It sometimes seems hard for my friends who have never been the target of bigotry to really understand what it feels like, or even what it is. The few times I have bumped into anti-Semitism it has been a profoundly disturbing experience.

Among the lasting effects can be a hypersensitivity to remarks that sound even remotely bigoted, even when the speaker may mean no harm. When I was in Fort Kochi in southern India and found myself on Jew Street, I was a bit taken aback, but grateful that it wasn’t “Jew Bob Street.”

It would do no harm to rename Negro Bill to William Grandstaff Canyon and would clearly make some more comfortable. I urge both city and county councils to support this change.

—Bob Greenberg


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