If Lake Calhoun is named after a pro-slavery racist, should it get a new name?
We asked that question this morning and the poll results and comments took off like wildfire.
"This is ridiculous," writes commenter Boom Boom Shikadance (who should get some kind of award just for appropriating that moniker). "Charles Lindbergh had anti-Semitic views and racist beliefs," so what do we do about the Lindbergh Terminal at MSP?[jump]
"We can have peace and security only so long as we band together to preserve that most priceless possession, our inheritance of European blood, only so long as we guard ourselves against attack by foreign armies and dilution by foreign races." -Charles Lindbergh (Reader's Digest 1939)
...So while we're at it lets apologize for having Terminal 1- Lindbergh at the Airport. And he was alive in the 20th century. Like Calhoun and everyone else during those times (early 1800's), everyone was uneducated, bigoted and racially biased. No one is praising them for their downfalls rather their accomplishments. So lets forget about this.
"I guarantee until this article was put up on the site, most people didn't even know the lake was named after him, nor does anyone care," Boom Boom says.
What do you say?