Via AAN:

A Washington Post report now claims that over 150 bird names are “racist” and tied to slavery, white supremacy, or some other supposed racially insensitive topic.

The Verge reports:

Some 150 birds named for people tied to slavery and white supremacy could eventually get new monikers as part of an ongoing reckoning with racism within the world of birding. That includes Jameson’s firefinch, named for a British naturalist who bought a young girl while in Africa “as a joke” and then drew pictures of her being brutally killed. In a new story this week, Washington Post reporter Darryl Fears breaks down the horrific history of ornithology that has managed to be scrubbed clean in many history books.

According to the report, “Just last year the American Ornithological Society apologized for ‘inappropriate comments’ its members made nearly 10 years ago about a proposal to rename the Maui parrotbill to the Hawaiian name Kiwikiu.”

Still, navigating the birding world while Black is fraught, Fears writes. [Corina] Newsome, an ornithologist and community engagement manager for Georgia Audubon, tells Fears about the stereotypes she faces in the field. And she’s candid about what it feels like to work under the name “Audubon.”

But if a new, more diverse generation of birders is successful in their push to rename both birds and institutions, a lot of titles could eventually change — including several birds named after John James Audubon. Check out Fears’ full story: it shows just how much is in a name.

So, birds are now “racist” along with a growing list that is getting hard to keep up with these days.

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stephen mcdonald
stephen mcdonald
5 months ago

Only the the Democrats have media approval of having a Marxist wing B.L.M and a fascist wing Antifa.
Where is the room for Democracy?????
Wake up Independents.
Save a great Democracy.

Jim
Jim
5 months ago

It’s good to see the name police engaged with important stuff like what we call our fine feathered friends. As you might imagine, the birds don’t care what you call them, they’re not going to answer anyway. While the name police are engaged with this monumentally important (?) task, us normal folks can find new and entertaining ways to ridicule them. It’s all fun folks!

carefugee
carefugee
5 months ago

For those of us who are going to end up in heaven with our Creator when all this is over, it doesn’t matter who we are/were; what our skin color was; what our name was; and all this will be forgotten. C’mon folks; grow
up !!

P Miller
P Miller
5 months ago

Give me a fkn BREAK!!! Are you SERIOUS?!?!?

Jim Sears
5 months ago

I’m sick of these Immature over grown babies finding racism in everything under the sun. Telling me that I’m racist and privileged just because my skin is white and they can’t be racist because no one with brown skin is because it is impossible for a dark skinned person to be so. The thing that sickens me the most is the media going along with such immature adolescent people. They don’t know how many people are fed up with their crap.

Jeri
Jeri
5 months ago

As long as various people are so inwardly focused that they must insist on living in labeled victim-hood, only finding fulfillment in their hurt feelings or correcting the social ills they perceive, we will be seeing more and more of this nonsense.

Wyatt
5 months ago

It would seem leftists have nothing better to do than sit around getting butt hurt about things that happened 100 , 200 or more years ago . They look for problems to create Better that they should be part of the solution and not a part of the problem . Birds racist , give me a break . Next they will be against seagulls for being white or Cardinals for being red

Truth
Truth
5 months ago

Leftists are blatantly racist, but birds are not

Rosie46
Rosie46
5 months ago

You just can’t make this stuff up. Why don’t all you woke, everything is racist, find one state, all move there, do whatever you want and leave the rest of us alone. How about California. If all these people had jobs, they would not have time to run around trying to figure out what else they can identify as racist.

Robert Miller
Robert Miller
5 months ago

I have a better idea, let’s get rid of these brain dead idiots who come -up with this propaganda! They really don’t belong in our society.

Michael wisley
Michael wisley
5 months ago

The transgender can be called confused freaks ,freaks, its,democrats, unAmerican

John Wood
John Wood
5 months ago

At some point the leftist buffoons should realize that they have worn the charge of “racist/racism” out. Regular Americans need to stop fearing the baseless charge and go about their business.

Jawad
Jawad
5 months ago

I think most of us are so tired of hearing morons pull the ‘racism’ card. This game is now quite passe. These people are losers who wish to blame the entire world for their own problems and failures. The person responsible for most of your problems is the one person featured most prominently on your driver’s license.

Lee Schlatter
Lee Schlatter
5 months ago

This is all part of the dialog, of the left, to create hatred, and keep people stirred up and cause unrest! America needs to WAKE UP! Watch what the left is saying – the wording of their dialog! This is what they did to the people of Germany! The left are using ‘trigger’ words – RACIST – WHITE SUPREMICY – and others, to keep up the turmoil! They want us to fight each other. THE LEFT WANTS TO DESTROY AMERICA! And they are starting with WORDS! DON’T FALL FOR IT!

alfredo dizon
alfredo dizon
5 months ago

I don’t know any better, but as far as I can see a black colored bird is a crow, and a white bird a cockatoo or a dove. A brown bird is sometimes a hawk, etc…