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  • if not behind paywayll, here's the list of names

    https://www.sfchronicle.com/projects...ool-name-poll/

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    • Originally posted by Atticus View Post
      I'm OK with most PC positions, simply because they're usually trying to make a good point, albeit one carried a mite too far, but this one provides the slippery slope to 'cancel' virtually anyone they want, since no one is perfect. I don't know anyone who can stand that kind of scrutiny. Sheeesh!
      Raoul Wallenberg High not on the list; he'd be tough find fault with I suspect


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      • Originally posted by gh View Post

        Raoul Wallenberg High not on the list; he'd be tough find fault with I suspect


        Such an optimist....what about all the Jews he didn't save.

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        • Originally posted by gh View Post
          if not behind paywayll, here's the list of names

          https://www.sfchronicle.com/projects...ool-name-poll/
          4 of the 7 Presidents died in office...

          Anyways such an idiotic list it is hard to know where to begin.

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          • Originally posted by Conor Dary View Post
            4 of the 7 Presidents died in office...Anyways such an idiotic list it is hard to know where to begin.
            This one has to be changed, you simply can not name a school after a character from a comic strip : Garfield Elementary

            Come to think of it, how can you have a school named after a disgraced Panamanian strong man:
            Noriega EES

            And it is pure insanity to name a school after a brand of air-rifle: Sheridan Elementary

            Stop the madness.
            Last edited by user4; 10-17-2020, 10:47 PM.

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            • Prior to preceding Rudy Chapa to Hammond High School by a year or two, Jean Shepherd attended Warren G Harding Elementary. He always referred to the school by Harding's full name.

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              • Originally posted by NotDutra5 View Post
                Prior to preceding Rudy Chapa to Hammond High School by a year or two, Jean Shepherd attended Warren G Harding Elementary. He always referred to the school by Harding's full name.
                Mine was Moses Y Beach (started the Associated Press) Elementary and no one called it anything but that.

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                • Originally posted by Atticus View Post
                  Mine was Moses Y Beach
                  Believe Moses Y Beach is a signal for QAnon to start the revolution.

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                  • I'll withhold my conclusion and criticism until I see how many of the 44 school names actually get changed, which were changed, and what they're changed to. The list of 44 is only a starting point which will get narrowed down when they can't get enough of the decision-makers to agree to them.

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                    • Meanwhile.... this is a lovely place...

                      At VMI, Black cadets endure lynching threats, Klan memories and Confederacy veneration

                      https://www.washingtonpost.com/local....co/ZA4GeuYCqX


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                      • Originally posted by Conor Dary View Post
                        Meanwhile....

                        We had to salute Stonewall Jackson’s statue at VMI when I was a freshman (now a defunct practice). I think it was supposed to imbue us with a sense of southern pride and history. But all it taught me was that Jackson was a very weird dude.

                        The cadets all hated his guts and called him “Tom Fool.” He had this goofball teaching method of just reciting the textbook verbatim, was a hypochondriac, he believed posture kept his organs “balanced,” rode horses with one arm up for blood flow, and constantly sucked on lemons.


                        https://mobile.twitter.com/noonanjo/...85990583934977
                        Headline - VMI to Remove Statue of Confederate Gen. Stonewall Jackson

                        https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/nati...ckson/2694640/

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                        • Meanwhile....across the pond...

                          Greg Clarke resigns as Football Association chairman after remark about black players

                          https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/54894864

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                          • UC Berkeley removed the names of 'racist' figures from two of its buildings

                            The names from LeConte Hall and Barrows Hall were removed Wednesday, according to a statement from university chancellor Carol Christ. This comes after a formal review process found the buildings' namesakes had values not consistent with those of the university, the school said.

                            https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/19/us/uc...rnd/index.html

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                            • A Toronto suburb has changed the name of a street named for a German naval captain, who was a Nazi.

                              https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/202...w-moniker.html

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