Known as both the “father of Texas” and the namesake of the state’s capital, Stephen F. Austin carved out the early outlines of Texas among his many accomplishments.
He also opposed an attempt by Mexico to ban slavery in the province of Tejas and said if slaves were freed, they would turn into “vagabonds, a nuisance and a menace.”
For that reason, the city of Austin’s Equity Office suggested renaming the city in a report about existing Confederate monuments that was published this week.
Since it appears that the name Austin, TX may be on borrowed time, I propose that we get ahead of the curve and start renaming other things that will be in the crossfire.
It appears that Washington DC, Washington state, the University of Washington, WSU , etc. will all need a new name. Any one have any ideas?