N.O. Council Considers Re-Naming Parks, Streets Honoring Confederates

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City Council members are proposing a plan that would wipe from New Orleans streets and parks any names "that honor white supremacists."

Members from the five council districts said they would introduce a motion next week to establish the City Council Street Renaming Commission.

The nine-member panel would be tasked with rooting out names of Confederate-era leaders and other symbols of white supremacy on streets, parks and other places in New Orleans.

The call for a panel comes as issues of racism and police brutality are at the forefront after the death of George Floyd while in police custody.

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