I’d like to start by saying what the heck is wrong with these people, but that’s too simplistic. The real question is do they realize their freedom to act like asses exists because of these imperfect people viewed through centuries of hindsight?
Let’s rename all Carnegie libraries and Carnegie Hall, he abused labor. Remove all Kennedy names, he was an adulterer. Grant was an alcoholic. Hamilton was an adulterer. And then of course there is Clinton.
Lincolns’s policies toward native Americans was no different than other presidents of the century and reflected the society of the times as despicable as it was. The Homestead Act and the Pacific Railway Act of 1862 helped precipitate the construction of the transcontinental railroad even while taking land from native Americans.
Maybe we’d be better off not connected to California. 😎
If these liberal do-gooders want to wipeout flawed legacies they will have to destroy all our history books.
What is wrong with these people? What do they hope to achieve? Where will the find their perfect idols?
The United States, including California would not exist were it not for these and many other flawed Americans throughout history.
San Francisco will rename 44 schools, including campuses named after former presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Abraham Lincoln and Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein.
The near-unanimous Monday vote by the San Francisco Board of Education, with only one dissenter, comes after years of debate — and some scorn — over the reckoning of historical figures and their contentious, flawed legacies.
“It’s a message to our families, our students and our community,” board member Mark Sanchez said in the meeting, per the San Francisco Chronicle. “It’s not just symbolic.”
The new namesakes for the schools must adhere to a new set of guidelines, including that individuals honored by a renaming are not slave owners or abetted in slavery or genocide, attached to human rights abuses, or are “known racists and/or white supremacists.”
Washington and Jefferson, for instance, were slaveowners, while former San Francisco mayor Feinstein was listed after reportedly reinstating Confederate flags by City Hall in the ’80s. Lincoln, widely revered for his issuing of the Emancipation Proclamation, was chosen based on “his treatment of First Nation peoples,” first-grader Jeremiah Jeffries told the Chronicle in a widely circulated December quote.