CURB Applaud Society’s Possible Name Change

August 16, 2022 | 6 Comments

Citizens Uprooting Racism in Bermuda [CURB] said they “applaud the decision by the Bermuda Audubon Society to consider changing its name to disassociate itself from the man after which the charity is named, John James Audubon.”

A CURB spokesperson said: “While Audubon was an avid bird lover, and author of the classic “Birds of America,” he was a slave owner and opposed freeing the enslaved.”

“The Audubon Society has hundreds of chapters across America. One of the largest, the Seattle Chapter, has already dropped “Audubon” from its name. J. Drew Lanham, who was formally on the National Audubon Society’s board, and who resigned in protest because he felt that the Society was not doing enough to address racial equity stated, “To excuse inhumane acts as just being in the context of their time is, I think, a lazy excuse…Those are the excuses the privileged tend to lean on when they don’t want to make changes.”

“We believe that when such changes occur, it is more impactful when they come about because of honest reflection rather than pressure being brought to bear by a concerned society.

“There are other organisations that can follow the local chapter’s lead of reflection and change. If we want a more just and equitable society, we should be mindful of the words of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, “It is always the right time to do what is right!”

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  1. bda says:

    How does curb feel about the plp spending so much money, just to ban same sex marriage? I guess curb is ok with that kind of discrimination.

    • White Wash says:

      The same way they felt when all three leaders of the oba said no to SSM.

      • sandgrownan says:

        How is that even remotely relevant…it’s a poor example of a “no you” response.

        The reality is, no one really gives a toss about what or who CURB applauds. It’s a discredited organisation blinkered by politics.

        • saud says:

          I don’t see much else from the plp, other than…”the OBA did it”.
          The PLP appears to be no different…in fact, a lot of them seem to be former OBA members.

      • tucker says:

        Is curb an arm of the OBA? That’s a new one. LOL

      • Eyes wide open says:

        Don’t tell them that. This why OBAubpers can’t find anymore to front for them.

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