FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – A Plantation resident wants the city to change its name.

Dharyl Auguste started a petition on to garner support. So far, more than 2,700 people have signed it.

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Auguste said the name represents its “racist, confederate past.” He said he’s ashamed and embarrassed to say the city’s name.

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“We need to capture the spirit of social and political change, and get on the right side of history by removing the name Plantation, a name that idolizes slavery and our country’s shameful past,” he wrote in an email to CBS4.

He’s suggested changing the name to Jacaranda, after a plant.

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Plantation officials have not commented on the name change petition.