I can't breathe. That is the way I feel.
I walked around the lake daily in good weather. Recently the MN Supreme Court ruled that "Lake Calhoun" in Minneapolis will officially now be known as "Bde Maka Ska." Lake Calhoun was named after John C. Calhoun, the South Carolina senator who became vice president in 1825. Supporters of the change wanted to distance the lake from Calhoun, a documented supporter of slavery. In 1837, Calhoun gave a speech on "the positive good" of slavery. He also authored the Indian Removal Act.
Bde Maka Ska is pronounced "b-day ma-kha skah" (translates to "White Earth Lake" in Dakota)
Mourning takes time. Protests take time. Changing the world takes time.
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