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SD Committee: 'Squaw' Is Offensive, 'Negro' Isn't

January 31, 2014, 1:20 PM

SD Committee: 'Squaw' Is Offensive, 'Negro' Isn't
PIERRE, SD -

A legislative committee has approved a bill allowing use of the word "Negro" in South Dakota place names but makes it clear that the word "squaw" should be removed from all locations.

The Legislature previously had passed laws requiring the renaming of any geographic features that include either term.

A state board responsible for getting rid of offensive names planned to rename places with "Negro" in their names. But black leaders in Sioux Falls said the term is not offensive and should continue to be used to recognize the state's African American heritage.

The Senate State Affairs Committee voted unanimously for a bill that specifically declares the word "squaw" offensive and bans its use in place names.

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