The Organizer has decided to rename Mt. McKinley to the more P.C. name of ‘Mount Denali’. From WaPo:
America’s highest mountain, a household name and the answer to countless geography quiz questions, is about to get a new name.
President Obama in Anchorage on Monday will announce the renaming of Mount McKinley, honoring the 25th president, to Mount Denali, an Athabascan name used by generations of Alaska Natives that means “the great one.”
The White House said Obama would rename the continent’s tallest peak in order to improve relations with Native Americans.
Sure, some will argue there was already a historical trajectory towards this renaming, but given that there appears to be only about 2,300 Koyukon-relevant indians alive today, the phrase “… in order to improve relations with Native Americans” is more likely WaPo codespeak for the internal workings of political correctness.
William McKinley, you’ll remember, was the 25th President of the United States who was assassinated in 1901.
But McKinley was white.
And that’s a problem.
Furthermore, McKinley was a Republican.
That’s another problem.
To make matters worse (but to ease The Organizer’s decision here) is the fact that McKinley championed the Spanish-American War, which saw Spain hand over to the U.S. its colonies of Cuba, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Philippines.
When President Woodrow Wilson (another bad white man) signed The Mount McKinley National Park Act of February 26, 1917, the mountain had its name formally recognized as Mount McKinley.
So, in this era of BLM-inspired-renaming-of-statues-and-monuments, and the powerful symbolism such re-christenings have for the Cultural Left, the mountain is now called Mount Denali.