Rhode Island votes to shorten its name due to ‘hurtful term’

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Anyone who lives in or has regular dealings with The State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations had better brace for a shock: Your world is about to change, and won’t be going back, thanks to the courage of caring leftist activists.

Yes, no longer is it going to be called The State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, that name every American just takes for granted as part of everyday life. From now on the state will simply be known disorientingly as “Rhode Island.”

The point being that leftists in Rhode Island have identified yet another problem the United States didn’t know it had. The state’s governor, Gina Raimondo, signed an executive order on Nov. 2 to shorten the name to … Rhode Island, the name everyone calls it anyway, CBS News has reported.

The State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations’ legislature is also putting forward a bill for a referendum on altering the name entirely. The bill was introduced by The State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations’ only black senator, Harold Metts.

“Whatever the history of the term is in Rhode Island, it is an unnecessary and painful reminder of our nation’s racist past,” said Mr. Metts.

“It is a hurtful term to so many of us.”

Good thing nobody knew about it. Until now.

The executive order will shorten the name on official communications from the governor’s office such as executive orders and citations and on The State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations’ website.

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