You’ll Barf Once You See What This Iconic Highway’s Name Was Switched To

If you though the hullabaloo around the confederate flag was ridiculous then this is going to infuriate you.

Turns out an iconic highway going by the name of Old Dixie Highway is now being replaced with a new, less “racist” name.

Barak Obama Highway…

Seriously.

From IJReview:

In one city in the Deep South, the name chosen to replace Old Dixie Highway, as WPTV reports, is a sign of the extent of the cultural changes occurring across the region.

On Thursday, Riviera Beach Mayor Thomas Masters held a ceremony to rename the highway, which is said “will help move the community past its segregated history.”

As Mayor Masters explained:

“We are stepping up to a new day, a new era, and replacing Old Dixie with Barack Obama, who represents change.”

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Masters added that the former name was “symbolic of racism, symbolic of the clan, symbolic of cross burnings,” and “served as a reminder that this city was once heavily segregated.”

Residents present at the ceremony spoke very highly of the change as well, some of whom said they have lived in the area for decades, and can remember crosses burning alongside the highway in the past.

This whole movement to rid places of historical artifacts in the name of progressive politics is beyond ridiculous.

And really, nothing should ever be named after B.O. Unless it’s a landfill.