Mashable: Insect scientists want your help renaming bugs with racist names

Mashable: Insect scientists want your help renaming bugs with racist names. “The [Entomological Society of America]’s Better Common Names Project is just what it sounds like: An effort to root out any examples of problematic names on the ESA Common Names of Insects and Related Organisms List. The effort starts with a task force that will be looking at: names containing ‘derogative terms,’ names for invasive bugs that include ‘inappropriate geographic references,’ and names ‘that inappropriately disregard what the insect might be called by native communities.'”

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