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SF Effort To Rename “George Washington” High School “Maya Angelou” High School Over Slavery

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SF Effort To Rename “George Washington” High School “Maya Angelou” High School Over Slavery

The slow process of relatively non-violent white genocide. Once you allow the excuse for one HS with “special circumstances,” you allow it for all high schools of any circumstances. As this one goes over “slavery,” so soon will many others, citing this one as precedent. And suddenly, before you know it, this will be happening to high schools across the country and anyone opposed to it will be a “racist” social pariah.

The head of San Francisco’s school board, who is running for reelection this November, wants to remove the names of slaveholders — including America’s first president, George Washington — from local public schools due to their “problematic” histories.

The change would affect George Washington High School, which is located in San Francisco’s Richmond District.

“Most of our schools are going to be fine with the names that they have but there are a handful of schools where at least the question should be brought up,” said school board president Matt Haney, according to the San Francisco Examiner.

The change would affect George Washington High School, which is located in San Francisco’s Richmond District.

“I don’t think the goal is to condemn people who died a long time ago,” Haney explained. “The question is whether there might be a more appropriate, meaningful name.”

He is reportedly expected to introduce a resolution to that effect as early as next week.

Last Sunday, Haney posted a message to Facebook proposing to rename George Washington High School after one of its most famous alumni, the late African-American poet Maya Angelou.

He explained: “Maya Angelou is a legendary San Franciscan, poet, and author, and her name would replace that of a slaveowner whose name is ubiquitous on schools, streets and buildings. Maya Angelou is already in the Washington HS Hall of Fame.”

In a video message posted to Facebook on Wednesday, Haney said, “Many school names that were named a long time ago, in some cases 100 years ago, that were named after someone who was important politically, militarily at that time. Someone in business, who had a lot of money and was able to donate.” Haney added, “Many of these people are white men,” adding “we now have a school district that is overwhelmingly children of color, half female.”

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