Jeff Byers: What's in a Name When it Comes to Building a New Future?
Should the Fraser Center Plaza become the Martin Luther King Plaza? Should we change Park Avenue to Paterno Way? Should State College change its name to something that would be easier to identify? Names have become a hot topic locally, and I was disappointed to learn how few students and alumni know the history behind the names of streets and ... (more)
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#2 Apr 7, 2012
Changing the name to something pro-black devalues the original people who built the place. MLK never even set foot on these streets let alone build them. Even the "racist" European settlers kept the Indian names for a lot of things.
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