Washington DC Could Be Renamed ‘New Columbia’ If It Becomes a State
News| | By Margo Gothelf
If D.C. becomes the 51st state, it could be called "New Columbia." pic.twitter.com/FDxMFZa0Op— Philip Lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) July 3, 2016
"new columbia" is a stupid name.i'll be calling it DC til i die, IDC. — chicken thot pie (@such_A_frknlady) July 5, 2016
New Columbia is such a dumb name. I'm all for statehood for the district, but come on.— syd. (@sydsugoi) June 30, 2016
Many have also pointed out that the new name has a poor connection to Christopher Columbus and his controversial background in American history. D.C. resident Travis Swanson explained that honoring Columbus would “sugarcoat” what he did. “[Americans] have sugarcoated the history of Christopher Columbus and what he did as a person. I don’t think that we should instill an honor on Columbus that would give him a star on the U.S. flag,” said Swanson. Those who are wishing for a replacement name will get the chance to detest the name in the fall when the D.C. Council will hold a hearing on the draft constitution.
If DC was called New Columbia we'd 1) share initials with North Carolina and 2) have to scroll down drop down menus to find our state— Abbey (@abbskayy) June 21, 2016