"Being that the current year is almost 2016 and is 20 years after Debian started"
Yes, let's rename a project because of an arbitrary date. That makes perfect sense. No it doesn't, that is absurd.
"because having the project named after a white supremacist"
Those are some pretty serious accusations you are making. You have any proof to back up those claims? Further, your tactics of shaming someone based on their beliefs, while potentially gross beliefs, is still pretty insulting and petty.
I wish the name to stay as-is. If people want to create a project with a different name they are welcome to fork, at the core that is the essence of Debian and its licenses.