State Moves Quickly To Remove N-Word From Law Books

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NEW YORK — In upstate New York, the state Department of Environmental Conservation discovered that the N-word is still found in environmental conservation laws classifying bodies of water.

The state quietly moved to correct the problem. While it can’t rename local roads and water bodies, the agency is finally scrubbing the n-word from its regulations.

The Wall Street Journal Reports:

Despite the effort to purge the n-word from New York’s official documents, the epithet showed up in a recent management plan report by the agency’s division of lands and forests.

An offensively named road in the town of Danby in Tompkins County is cited in a report posted online in February. The agency was unaware of that until a reporter brought it to its attention on Thursday.



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