As I mentioned before, New York State & New York City are named in honor of the Duke of York, who chartered the area in the 17th century.
That Duke was also, numerically, one of, if not the largest slave trader in the history of the world. And I mean that, literally, not hyperbolically.
Where's all the clamoring from the (surely white) Social Justice Warriors that the state name must be changed? Crickets. I'll let others talk among themselves about how that's possible. I think I know.
So many of New York towns cities and county's are named after people who once owned slaves and/or native american tribes, the social justice warriors could have a field day with it