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Connections: Discussing the controversy surrounding racist place names

Jun 6, 2019

Should place names that are racist or offensive be changed? WXXI reporter and producer Veronica Volk traveled to places throughout the Greater Rochester area, asking residents that question. The responses were varied, and in some cases, controversial.

She joins us to discuss her reporting, and we talk about when and why names should be changed and how the history of those places should be taught. In studio: