Post New Article

Two schools honoring Washington and
Jefferson to be renamed in 'support
of Black Lives Matter'

Original Article

Posted By: Imright, 6/17/2020 10:29:52 AM

Two public schools in Berkeley, California, will remove their names commemorating Presidents George Washington and Thomas Jefferson amid renewed and widespread calls from the Black Lives Matter movement for racial equality.The Berkeley Unified School District voted and approved a “Resolution in Support of Black Lives Matter” last week, following weeks of nationwide protests and riots denouncing systemic racism and police brutality sparked by the death of a black man, George Floyd, in Minneapolis police custody on Memorial Day. Both schools are named after presidents who owned slaves."Noting that Black Lives Matter protests have swept the nation as demonstrators demand justice in response to the killings of

Post Reply

Reply 1 - Posted by: marbles 6/17/2020 10:36:00 AM (No. 447412)
It's Berkeley, did you expect anything different?
14 people like this.

Reply 2 - Posted by: DVC 6/17/2020 10:37:13 AM (No. 447415)
OK....#1 took my exact words, all I can say is - Yes to #1.
7 people like this.

Reply 3 - Posted by: coobr03 6/17/2020 10:38:06 AM (No. 447416)
I don't know, "Jussie Smollett Elementary" has a nice ring to it. /s
10 people like this.

Reply 4 - Posted by: 6079 Smith, W 6/17/2020 10:38:08 AM (No. 447417)
This sounds more like favoritism than equality. Or fear than equality. Or pandering than equality.
12 people like this.

Reply 5 - Posted by: starboard 6/17/2020 11:03:15 AM (No. 447453)
It's only liberal sheeple virtue signaling
6 people like this.

Reply 6 - Posted by: jinx 6/17/2020 11:06:27 AM (No. 447461)
I'll be willing to bet that Obama's white ancestors owned slaves. Can we please look into that and condemn him from making speeches and receiving a monthly paycheck from us for the rest of his miserable life!
8 people like this.

Reply 7 - Posted by: Older and Wiser 6/17/2020 11:08:23 AM (No. 447464)
What next. All people with names like LEE as in Robert E. Lee and all the other names that might remind someone of the confederacy must either move out or have their names legally changed?
5 people like this.

Reply 8 - Posted by: coyote 6/17/2020 11:09:57 AM (No. 447466)
The Taliban at work.
7 people like this.

Reply 9 - Posted by: cor-vet 6/17/2020 11:14:35 AM (No. 447473)
When is one of the dumbest, and most racist members of the house going to change her name or be expelled by the liberal, pandering hierarchy, one Sheila Jackson-Lee? Jackson and Lee makes her a two-fer!
16 people like this.

Reply 10 - Posted by: wilarrbie 6/17/2020 11:25:40 AM (No. 447485)
DEFUND PUBLIC SCHOOLS.
9 people like this.

Reply 11 - Posted by: GO3 6/17/2020 11:28:24 AM (No. 447490)
In the 60s, Berkeley should have been declared an autonomous zone by the US gov't and then had a wall built around it.
7 people like this.

Reply 12 - Posted by: YorkieMom 6/17/2020 11:32:36 AM (No. 447496)
I wonder how many black people have the last names of Washington and Jefferson. Will they be changing their names?
16 people like this.

Reply 13 - Posted by: bad-hair 6/17/2020 11:39:01 AM (No. 447509)
Nail on the Head Award to #12.
6 people like this.

Reply 14 - Posted by: hershey 6/17/2020 11:39:11 AM (No. 447511)
I know the new names...'Looting High School' and 'Rioting Middle School'.....this insanity MUST stop...just read Aunt Jemimia is changing it's name as well...
4 people like this.

Reply 15 - Posted by: Golden Goose 6/17/2020 11:58:15 AM (No. 447529)
Washington and Jefferson risked everything to help establish what became the greatest experiment in freedom and self-government in human history. It provides rights, freedoms, and opportunities for blacks that far surpass those found in any African nation. If the BLM leaders are going to use their political power to force the schools to change their names in their attempt to change our history, they might as well be honest about their true goals. Here are just a few replacement suggestions: Marx, Lenin, Stalin, Castro, Mao, or Pot. You know you've got a fine kettle of fish when you have the blacks calling the kettle Pot.
6 people like this.

Reply 16 - Posted by: Highlander 6/17/2020 12:07:50 PM (No. 447540)
When I started substitute teaching while getting my credentials, I learned quickly to avoid taking assignments at schools named after Martin Luther King. Wise policy.
8 people like this.

Reply 17 - Posted by: Historybuff 6/17/2020 12:53:39 PM (No. 447606)
I'm all for it - Let's be be precise - Most Black Lives Matter.
4 people like this.

Reply 18 - Posted by: moonlightflip 6/17/2020 2:10:18 PM (No. 447705)
Oh, you know, Washington and Jefferson, whoever they were, lived a long time ago and weren't "woke", so who cares about them anyway...Sharpton and Floyd, now there are 2 modern heroes. Like, name schools after them!
0 people like this.

Reply 19 - Posted by: paral04 6/17/2020 2:40:04 PM (No. 447738)
Disgusting.
0 people like this.

Reply 20 - Posted by: EQKimball 6/17/2020 3:11:32 PM (No. 447783)
So how do African Americans named Washington or Jefferson feel about that?
0 people like this.

Reply 21 - Posted by: fayebeck 6/17/2020 6:56:14 PM (No. 448002)
Rename the two schools after Leroy Washington and Willie Jefferson. That should be acceptable.
1 person likes this.

Below, you will find ...
Most Recent Articles posted by "Imright"
and
Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)
Most Recent Articles posted by Imright"
Peter Navarro: Bolton Book Is
‘Deep Swamp Revenge Porn’
11 replies
Posted by Imright 6/18/2020 7:25:33 PM Post Reply
White House trade advisor Peter Navarro, on Fox News Channel’s “America’s Newsroom” on Thursday, described former National Security Adviser John Bolton’s book “The Room Where It Happened” as “deep swamp revenge porn.”Navarro said, “What I would like to do is tell you a little about John Bolton I knew when he was here at the White House. I do think the Book Deal Big Lie Bolton moniker does suffice. He begged, he literally begged, and I saw him beg to try to get in to be the national security advisor. The minute he got in here,
Gingrich: Three generations of brainwashing
in anti-American hatred are paying off for
the left
9 replies
Posted by Imright 6/18/2020 7:20:56 PM Post Reply
Newt Gingrich blamed “three generations of brainwashing” for the current level of anti-American hatred in the country.The former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives pulled back the curtain on how “freedom itself is at stake” in America, connecting the “educated ignorance” taught in the nation’s schools for decades and the current manifestation of radical “Leftist Anti-American Theology.” (Photo) The “brainwashing” Gingrich maintained in an op-ed published by Fox News Thursday, may go back to a German-born University of California, San Diego professor, Herbert Marcuse, who taught on Marxism in the 1960s. What followed was years of the left’s takeover of academia.“We have watched the hard left,
Americans Should Never Again Comply
With Pandemic Lockdown Orders
16 replies
Posted by Imright 6/18/2020 7:11:25 PM Post Reply
We’re told a second wave of coronavirus infections is coming. As businesses open back up and states relax lockdown orders, the number of new cases is ticking up in a handful of states. We’ve heard warnings in recent days from the Centers for Disease Control and various public health experts and elected officials that a new series of lockdowns might be necessary.What these experts and officials don’t seem to realize is that Americans will never comply with their lockdown orders again. They have burned their credibility to the ground, and they no longer have the moral authority to tell us what to do.Simply put, the people in charge have
FBI Uses Instagram, Etsy Review To Nab
Woman Accused Of Torching Philly
Cop Car
7 replies
Posted by Imright 6/18/2020 7:07:47 PM Post Reply
One accused arsonist learned the hard way that if you’re going to wear your new shirt to torch a cop car, you may want to think twice about leaving a product review for your new threads.The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Philadelphia Police Department used Instagram, LinkedIn, and a photo left in a review on the e-commerce site Etsy to locate and arrest a woman shown hurling what appears to be “flaming debris” into a Philadelphia Police Department vehicle during a May 30th protest, ostensibly honoring the memory of George Floyd, a black man who died while in the custody of Minneapolis police.
Herschel Walker calls out DC lawmakers,
offers deal to send police-defunders to
countries with no cops
6 replies
Posted by Imright 6/18/2020 7:04:26 PM Post Reply
NFL icon Herschel Walker has a message for people who hate cops and want to defund the police: Hit the road, Jack! Walker is an avowed Trump supporter who played in the NFL for 12 years. He offered to send those who want to “defund the police” to lawless countries that don’t have cops. One example is Somalia, the third-world hellhole that Muslim refugee Ilhan Omar fled. Why? Because its rampant lawlessness (due to lack of police) made it too dangerous for Omar to stay.“I have an idea,” Herschel tweeted. “For all these people who don’t want any police, I’d love to meet with American Airlines, Delta, and Southwest
Pelosi Orders Removal Of Portraits Of
House Speakers Who Served In Confederacy.
James Woods Fires One Question at Her.
22 replies
Posted by Imright 6/18/2020 6:57:04 PM Post Reply
On Thursday, as part of her effort to “appropriately observe Juneteenth” on Friday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi ordered the removal of portraits in the Capitol of House Speakers who had served in the Confederacy.Actor James Woods, whose disdain for Pelosi has been on display many times before, fired a salient question at her, tweeting, “How about your buddy, KKK leader Robert Byrd?” (Tweet) Byrd, the longest serving senator and member of Congress in U.S. history, served as Senate Majority Leader between January 3, 1987 – January 3, 1989and
Melania Trump views Emancipation
Proclamation with Ben Carson on eve
of Juneteenth
3 replies
Posted by Imright 6/18/2020 6:53:39 PM Post Reply
First lady Melania Trump viewed the document that gives significance to Juneteenth after her husband ignited controversy over the day commemorating the end of slavery. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson, the only black member of the president’s Cabinet, toured the National Archives with the first lady on Thursday. The duo viewed the Emancipation Proclamation, the Charters of Freedom, and General Order No. 3, the proclamation announced on June 19, 1865, more than two years after the Emancipation Proclamation, that all slaves were freed. “During our country’s long march towards freedom
Britain removes protection from
Churchill statue for Macron visit
2 replies
Posted by Imright 6/18/2020 5:44:20 PM Post Reply
LONDON– Workmen began removing protective hoarding around a statue of Britain’s wartime leader Winston Churchill on Wednesday ahead of a visit from French President Emmanuel Macron, after the monument was covered up during racial equality protests. London Mayor Sadiq Khan’s office confirmed the uncovering was linked to Macron’s visit, which marks the 80th anniversary of General Charles de Gaulle’s radio address to France after the Nazi invasion in 1940, broadcast from London by the BBC. The plinth of Churchill’s statue outside parliament was daubed with graffiti that said “Churchill was a racist” during a Black Lives Matter march 10 days ago. The authorities feared it was at risk
Senate vote to remove Confederate
statues from U.S. Capitol fails
8 replies
Posted by Imright 6/18/2020 5:38:34 PM Post Reply
Calls to remove Confederate statues from the U.S. Capitol were shot down in the Senate this week.Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) brought a vote on the matter to a close Thursday, voting against the removal of the statues.Blunt has said he’d “like to get the opinion of states who are taking out similar statues” before voting. He further suggested holding a hearing on the matter.“I think that today’s action would violate our agreements with the states. I frankly think my friend from New Jersey encouraging the governors, encouraging the speakers of the House to do what they have every right in the Congress, in fact, in 2000 gave them
Ford’s upcoming electric Mustang
to have self-driving capabilities
16 replies
Posted by Imright 6/18/2020 1:57:37 PM Post Reply
Ford’s upcoming all-electric Mustang Mach-E will offer hands-free driving when it hits the road next year, the automaker said Thursday.The feature, dubbed Active Drive Assist, arrives six years after Tesla and four years after General Motors introduced similar features. It will be offered on several Ford models, but most notably on the electric Mustang, a crossover vehicle targeted at the Tesla Model Y market which will hit the road later this year. Ford said that Americans will be able to order the Mustang Mach-E in the fall with the high-tech hardware package, which includes extra radar sensors and a driver-facing camera,
Donald Trump Critical of ‘Horrible and
Politically Charged’ DACA Decision from
the Supreme Court
8 replies
Posted by Imright 6/18/2020 1:43:21 PM Post Reply
President Donald Trump on Thursday criticized the Supreme Court after the majority ruled against his attempt to repeal President Barack Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). “These horrible and politically charged decisions coming out of the Supreme Court are shotgun blasts into the face of people that are proud to call themselves Republicans or Conservatives,” Trump wrote on Twitter.The president said it was more important than ever to win re-election in 2020. “We need more Justices or we will lose our 2nd Amendment and everything else,” he wrote. “Vote Trump 2020!”
Awful. Wife of Police Officer Posts Video
of Threats She and Her Husband Receive
Because He Is a Police Officer (Video)
7 replies
Posted by Imright 6/18/2020 11:12:55 AM Post Reply
Kimberly Bauer is married to a police officer. She has a TikTok account called “MarriedtotheBadge”.Because she is open about her marriage to a police officer Kimberly and her family receive death wishes and abuse.Kimberly spoke about a few of those vile threats in a recent TikTok video. This is outrageous and heartbreaking. The left needs to STOP with their war on police! Kimberly ends her video with, “God be with you!”
Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)
Chick-fil-A CEO urges white people
to find strangers, 'shine their
shoes' to combat racism
78 replies
Posted by Ribicon 6/18/2020 3:00:15 PM Post Reply
Chick-Fil-A CEO Dan Cathy says it’s time to find strangers and “shine their shoes” to combat racism in the U.S. The Christian businessman, long reviled by LGBT activists for his support of the traditional definition of marriage, suggested the idea while weighing in on Black Lives Matter protests across the nation.(Snip) “I invite folks just to put some words to action here and if we need to find somebody that needs to have their shoes shined, we need to just go right on over and shine their shoes,” Mr. Cathy told Christian rapper Lecrae and Passion City Founder Louie Giglio.
Chick-fil-A’s Dan Cathy asks white
Christians to repent of racism
58 replies
Posted by mc squared 6/18/2020 9:53:19 AM Post Reply
White Christians should repent for racism and fight for their black brothers and sisters, Chick-fil-A's CEO urged, after weeks of protests over police brutality and the death of Rayshard Brooks. Cathy spoke about racism in America during a 70-minute roundtable discussion Sunday at Passion City Church in Atlanta. Brooks had been shot dead two days earlier by an Atlanta police officer in a Wendy's parking lot, sparking protests. Most of us, white people, we're out-of-sight-out-of-mind oblivious to it," Cathy said about injustice against black Americans. "We cannot let this moment pass."
Aunt Jemima brand to change name,
remove image that Quaker says is
'based on a racial stereotype'
52 replies
Posted by earlybird 6/17/2020 11:21:35 AM Post Reply
The Aunt Jemima brand of syrup and pancake mix will get a new name and image, Quaker Oats announced Wednesday, saying the company recognizes that "Aunt Jemima's origins are based on a racial stereotype." The 130-year-old brand features a Black woman named Aunt Jemima, who was originally dressed as a minstrel character. The picture has changed over time, and in recent years Quaker removed the “mammy” kerchief from the character to blunt growing criticism that the brand perpetuated a racist stereotype that dated to the days of slavery. But Quaker, a (Snip) said removing the image and name is part of an effort by the company “to make progress toward racial equality.”
Mrs. Butterworth’s syrup says it
will review branding due to
racial bias concerns
49 replies
Posted by Muguy 6/18/2020 6:57:53 AM Post Reply
Mrs. Butterworth’s syrup says it will review its brand and packaging after two other popular products announced changes to their products due to racial bias concerns. “The Mrs. Butterworth’s brand, including its syrup packaging, is intended to evoke the images of a loving grandmother,” the company said in a news release Wednesday. “We stand in solidarity with our Black and Brown communities and we can see that our packaging may be interpreted in a way that is wholly inconsistent with our values.” Conagra Brands said it has “begun a complete brand and packaging review on Mrs. Butterworth’s.”
Iowa grandma’s scheme to have libs buy up
tickets to Trump rally so he ends up in empty
auditorium
46 replies
Posted by ladydawgfan 6/17/2020 5:05:05 PM Post Reply
A 51-year-old Iowa woman has led an effort get President Donald Trump to address an empty auditorium when he speaks at a campaign rally next week. Mary Jo Laupp posted a video on video sharing platform TikTok last week encouraging her followers to register for Trump’s campaign rally in Oklahoma and then not attend. The plan is designed to purchase as many tickets as possible, forcing the president to address a largely empty auditorium on June 20. “All of those of us that want to see this 19,000 seat auditorium barely filled or completely empty go reserve tickets now and leave him standing alone there on the stage,”
Aunt Jemima to remove image from
packaging and rename brand
46 replies
Posted by StormCnter 6/17/2020 8:30:33 AM Post Reply
The breakfast brand Aunt Jemima is removing its logo and will be renamed, amid public outcry that the branding perpetuated a racist stereotype, its parent company said Wednesday. Quaker Oats said in a statement that the longtime brand will remove the image of Aunt Jemima from its packaging starting at the end of 2020, and the name change will happen at a later date. “As we work to make progress toward racial equality through several initiatives, we also must take a hard look at our portfolio of brands and ensure they reflect our values and meet our consumers’ expectations,” said Kristin Kroepfl, vice president and chief marketing officer
Duluth pushes to remove 'chief'
from job titles, calling it
offensive to indigenous people
45 replies
Posted by Ribicon 6/18/2020 1:59:02 PM Post Reply
Duluth–City leaders are making a push to remove the word “chief” from job titles, calling the term offensive to indigenous people. At a news conference Wednesday, Duluth Mayor Emily Larson implored City Council members to vote to approve the change next week “so that we have more inclusive leadership and less language that is rooted in hurt and offensive, intentional marginalization.” The measure, slated to go before the council Monday night, would change Chief Administrative Officer Noah Schuchman’s title to city administrator and Chief Financial Officer Wayne Parson’s title to finance director.(Snip) Kozlowski said “chief” is used as “a racial epithet, and it turns into a microaggression.”
Exclusive: Rayshard Brooks was on
probation for four crimes—including
cruelty to children—and faced going
back to prison if charged with a DUI,
when he was found asleep and intoxicated
at Wendy's drive-thru
45 replies
Posted by Ribicon 6/17/2020 2:55:56 PM Post Reply
Rayshard Brooks was on probation and faced going back to prison if he was charged with a DUI, DailyMail.com can reveal. It was the fear of incarceration that likely caused Brooks to panic in the face of imminent arrest and caused him to make a break for it. Brooks was shot and killed on Friday, June 12 when cops received a 911 call to the Wendy's at University Avenue in Atlanta.(Snip) He was tried in Clayton County and sentenced to seven years on the first count, with one year in prison and six on probation and 12 months for each of the other three counts
Black Lives Matter protest of 80 people
in tiny Ohio town where just 13
black residents live is overrun by 700
white counterprotesters armed with
rifles, handguns and baseball bats
39 replies
Posted by Imright 6/17/2020 2:20:32 PM Post Reply
A Black Lives Matter protest of around 80 people in a tiny Ohio town which is home to just 13 black residents was overrun by 700 white counterprotesters armed with rifles, handguns and baseball bats at the weekend. Heavily armed white men and women from motorcycle gangs and 'back the blue' groups flocked to the small town of Bethel on Sunday shouting 'Blue lives matter!' and 'All lives matter!'They faced off with the small group of village residents who had been demonstrating peacefully calling for an end to systemic racism and police brutality across America. Shocking video footage showed a BLM protester being surrounded and violently punched
Cream of Wheat now reviewing mascot
amid Black Lives Matter backlash
35 replies
Posted by Ribicon 6/18/2020 10:33:46 AM Post Reply
Is Cream of Wheat next in line for a social justice makeover? Cream of Wheat is now re-evaluating its black mascot following announcements by Aunt Jemima and Uncle Ben’s that they’d overhaul their controversial imaging amid online criticism. The move comes in wake of Black Lives Matter protests over the deaths of George Floyd and other black men while in police custody.(Snip) “You still are referencing the place of black people as servants, as your chefs,” said Naa Oyo A. Kwate, associate professor of Africana studies at Rutgers University, with regards to the logo’s facelift. “You can still draw on that legacy
House Democrats set to vote
next week on DC statehood
34 replies
Posted by Imright 6/17/2020 7:14:41 AM Post Reply
House Democrats announced Tuesday that they will hold a vote on DC statehood next week — in what likely will be the first time a chamber of Congress approves making the nation’s capital city the 51st state.The bill is expected to pass easily on June 26 with overwhelming Democratic support. But it will die just as surely with opposition in the Senate from Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky.Democratic leaders and DC officials announced the vote at a press conference. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said
'Snap, Crackle, Pop' Determined To Be Racist 33 replies
Posted by ladydawgfan 6/18/2020 1:42:44 PM Post Reply
Fiona Onasanya, a Black Lives Matter activist and former member of the UK parliament, claims that Kellogg’s Rice Krispies is a racist cereal because it has “three white boys” as mascots. Now that’s “systemic racism”! If Ms. Onasanya had stopped there, she would simply be dismissed as a fool and that would have been that. But. in her eagerness to prove racism, Onasanya doubled down on her charge and, in the process, proved she is an ignorant fool. [Tweet] It’s an idiotic point, even if it were true. It isn’t.
Post New Article