MEDIA in 2021: Washington Post Laments About ‘Racist Legacy’ of Bird Names

Maybe they’re doing it wrong.

Washington Post reporter Daryle Fears wrote an article on bird watching, how it’s racist, and what we can do to change it and, apparently, it’s ruffling feathers within the ornithology community.

According to the Post, “…racism and colonialism are in ornithology’s DNA, indelibly linked to its origin story. The challenge of how to move forward is roiling White ornithologists as they debate whether to change as many as 150 eponyms, names of birds that honor people with connections to slavery and supremacy”.

The article has since been widely mocked on social media; some even suggesting it was a joke.

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