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

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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

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Reply 1 - Posted by: marbles 6/17/2020 10:36:00 AM (No. 447412)
It's Berkeley, did you expect anything different?
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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.
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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
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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.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: starboard 6/17/2020 11:03:15 AM (No. 447453)
It's only liberal sheeple virtue signaling
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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!
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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?
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Reply 8 - Posted by: coyote 6/17/2020 11:09:57 AM (No. 447466)
The Taliban at work.
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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!
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Reply 10 - Posted by: wilarrbie 6/17/2020 11:25:40 AM (No. 447485)
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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.
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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?
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Reply 13 - Posted by: bad-hair 6/17/2020 11:39:01 AM (No. 447509)
Nail on the Head Award to #12.
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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...
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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!
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Reply 19 - Posted by: paral04 6/17/2020 2:40:04 PM (No. 447738)
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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?
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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.
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