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Over the past two months, more than 300 possibilities were considered as new monikers for the Stapleton neighborhoodnamed after Denver's first municipal airfield whose land it now occupies, which itself was named for Benjamin Stapleton, a leading member of the Ku Klux Klan who was elected mayor of Denver in 1923.

Some suggestions were silly, some were very serious, focusing on people of color who'd contributed so much to the area.

A few of those made the first round of finalists, including Westbrook, named after the African-American doctor who infiltrated the local KKK in the 1920s, and Mosley, after a couple who'd been civil rights leaders in the area. But when the nine names in that group were narrowed down to four, any involving actual people were gone. Instead, geography and location ruled.

And this morning, the results of the last vote by residents of the neighborhood-soon-to-be-formerly-known as Stapleton will be revealed by Stapleton United Neighbors, in a Zoom call. The final contenders: Skyview and Central Park.

For some readers, the vote's already in. Says Blain:

Sounds as delicious as a stale saltine and no glass of water.

Adds Maureen: 

Two stupid choices. Who thinks Stapleton is “central” to anything?

Asks Michael: 

White Privilegeville didn't even get in the top 5?

Responds Joe: 

White PriVillage didn't, either?

Comments Jen:

Meh. I’ve lived in this neighborhood for almost 15 years. Seems like an opportunity for something truly meaningful has been squandered. #Mosley #Westbrook

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Wow. A chance to name it after something memorable and historic with nods to the POC who helped build the community and instead...the dumbest, most generic names possible.

People really are awful at life.

And Brent concludes:

Just like people still call it Mile a High Stadium so will people still call it Stapleton, both in reference to the neighborhood and old airport.

What do you think the new name will be? What would you rather see? Post a comment — fast, since the reveal is just after 11 a.m. — or email [email protected]

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Black Lives Matter activists storm neighborhood and demand white residents give up their homes

BLACK Lives Matter activists in Seattle have urged white residents to give up their homes as a form of reparations.

Dramatic footage livestreamed from a protest Wednesday night showed a crowd shouting up at the residents inside an apartment complex.

4BLM activists tell Seattle residents to give up their homes in a tense protestCredit: Concrete Reporting

"Give up your house,” an activist shouted into a megaphone.

“Give black people back their homes. You’re sitting there comfortably — comfortable as f*** as if they didn’t help gentrify this neighborhood."

Another person yelled, "I used to live in this neighborhood and my family was pushed out and you’re sitting up there having a good time with your other white friends.”

One protester chimed in claiming that all the residents of the building work for Amazon, which is headquartered in Seattle.

"You work for Amazon don’t you?" the man said.

"Well guess what? The guy you work for is part of the f***ing problem too."

4Seattle has seen huge protests as part of the Black Lives Matter movementCredit: Reuters 4Some have turned violent, with police teargassing protestersCredit: AP:Associated Press 4Black Lives Matter protesters in Seattle, WashingtonCredit: Getty Images - Getty

"So don’t act like you’re oblivious to this s***, you’ve known about it all along, and you’re okay with it. But we’re not, so what do you plan to do about it?"

In a seperate video from the same protest march, an activist called out to residents that they had "kicked out" black people from the neighborhood.

Calls of "get the f*** out”, "give us our s*** back" and "reparations" came from the crowd.

On the same night, a local business owner was verbally abused by BLM protesters for calling the police after his shop windows were smashed in.

"You’re being racist, you’re being racist,” a protester told the unidentified white business owner.

“Go back to your gentrification business” another yelled. “This was never your neighborhood."

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