City Commission To Review Confederate, White Supremacist Streets In NOLA

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The New Orleans City Council is kicking off the process of renaming streets that honor Confederates and white supremacists.

On Thursday, the council voted unanimously to create a commission that will study the issue over the next six months.

The commission will include one person appointed by each council member.

More than 20 streets and parks currently honor those who served the Confederacy and will likely be the start of any list compiled by the group.

The decision to form the group came after roughly 100 comments were read into the record, overwhelmingly favoring for the removal of the names of white supremacists from city streets.

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