Washington: The ‘Blackest Name’ in #America?

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“George Washington’s name is inseparable from America, and not only from the nation’s history. It identifies countless streets, buildings, mountains, bridges, monuments, cities — and people.

In a puzzling twist, most of these people are black. The 2000 U.S. Census counted 163,036 people with the surname Washington. Ninety percent of them were African-American, a far higher black percentage than for any other common name.”

Does anyone else find this story a bit extreme? I guess they forgot we were stripped of our names and given the slave owners names…Maybe Washington had the most slaves… News….smh

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One Response to “Washington: The ‘Blackest Name’ in #America?”
  1. Jermane Dailey says:

    90% of the people with the last, Washington, is Black? I didn’t know that. I am familiar with Taylor, Harris, Jackson, and Williams. That is interesting.

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