27,094. 7/31/2019

IMMIGRATION/RACISM/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “A few residents in Colorado Springs, Colorado, have started an online petition to change the name of a local street that shares its name with President Donald Trump. The petition calls for Trump Avenue to be changed to Immigrant Way. It was started by Nina Ellis Frischmann and her team to complete a task in the weeklong Gish international scavenger hunt. The task: ‘Find a place on the map or a street name that celebrates a known racist or slave-holder or war criminal or simply a place name that uses a derogatory term and petition to have it changed to an inoffensive alternative,’ says Gish. The nine people on the scavenger hunt team said President Donald Trump fits the racist and war criminal categories. Although the street is not named after the 45th president — the houses on the street were built in the 1950s and 60s — visitors to Colorado Springs might be confuse the intention, says the petition. Frischmann and her team said they wanted to change the name to celebrate immigrants.”

Madeline Purdue, “Labeling Donald Trump as ‘racist,’ Colorado Springs residents aim to change Trump Avenue to Immigrant Way,” USA Today, July 31, 2019 11:15 pm

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