Rename the Seat of US Government?
You've read my blogs, you know my style,
I am a egalitarian secular humanist democratic socialist
and I think that Barack Obama may just be America's saviour,
but Sometimes, Some things
are just too curious to leave un-blogged;
regardless of how 'edgy' they seem.
On the morning after the President elect Obama's historic victory as the first black American President, I was travelling to town and overheard a young girl at a bus stop ask her mother something, which made me smirk and at first, dismiss out of hand but as I walked and the mother shushed the child, I realised, as preposterous as it originally seemed
I could not shake the notion.
What did she ask?
Will they call it The Black House now?
So, I ask you my American friends, is there anything constitutionally, or otherwise, that sets in stone the name of the seat of your government or could it, for this term at least, be referred to, as the girl asked her mother, as The Black House?
And should it?
Would it be considered a mark of respect or derision?
I'm not US Citizen, so am unable to judge, but it begs a further question, should 'The White House' be renamed to reflect this historic occasion?
My personal opinion? If there is the slightest chance that the name of the US seat of government could be considered to be, even subconsciously, inhibiting those of a race that could not be described by the same label, it should be changed to remove that potential psychological barrier.
A more egalitarian description could be found,
there could be a vote by schoolchildren or something.
I've set up a poll if you want to vote
"Should 'The White House' be renamed
to reflect this historic occasion?"
I hope no offence was taken as no offence was meant
Please leave a comment - Anything will do
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