Awesome Racist Geography

I'm sorry, "Runaway Negro Creek" is pretty cool. I prefer the absconding slave interpretation, as opposed to the "Ya'll get from round here!" version. 


I understand removing "nigger" from geography. It's basically an obscenity at this point. But some of these names are  pretty awesome, if only because they affords people like me the opportunity of saying "I got your Negro Mountain, right here."

What? Too much?

Ta-Nehisi Coates is a national correspondent at The Atlantic, where he writes about culture, politics, and social issues. He is the author of the memoir The Beautiful Struggle.

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