Wetback Tank

Wetback Tank is a reservoir in Sierra County, New Mexico, in the United States.[1]

Wetback Tank
Location of reservoir in New Mexico.
Location of reservoir in New Mexico.
Wetback Tank
LocationSierra County, New Mexico
Coordinates32°56′02″N 107°00′40″W / 32.9339644°N 107.0111305°W / 32.9339644; -107.0111305Coordinates: 32°56′02″N 107°00′40″W / 32.9339644°N 107.0111305°W / 32.9339644; -107.0111305
Typereservoir

The name of the reservoir has been criticized in the media for containing the ethnic slur wetback.[2][3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Wetback Tank
  2. ^ Fonesca, Felicia; Cone, Tracie (February 26, 2012). "From Negro Creek to Wop Draw, place names offend". NBC News. Retrieved 6 September 2014.
  3. ^ Perez-Pena, Richard (28 March 2015). "Tribes See Name on Oregon Maps as Being Out of Bounds". The New York Times. Retrieved 29 March 2015.