A few days ago I read an article by Eric Johnson of Reuters regarding a petition to change the name of a high school in Jacksonville Florida.
The school’s name is the Nathan Bedford Forrest High School, at least for a few more months. That’s been its name for 54 years, of which 42 were desegregated.
Nathan Bedford Forrest was a bad dude, or was he? He was Lieutenant General in the Confederate Army and the first grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan.
Right there, one would conclude he was a pretty awful individual, but just like Pope Francis recently stated – that he knows many Marxists that are great guys – maybe Forrest was also a great guy? Obviously, I’m being facetious – demonstrating absurdity by being absurd.
Anywho, Johnson wrote that Omotayo Richmond, who moved from New York to Jacksonville, started the petition and due to her efforts, a new name will be proposed next month.
She claims that the name change will go toward healing “so much racial division” in Florida. I’m sure there is no racial division and New York.
I am also certain, like Omotayo, that the “racial division” is caused by the school’s name. I guess ignorance really is bliss.
But that got me to thinking what other names of places and things might be causing “racial tension or division” throughout these United States.
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