Richmond's J.E.B. Stuart Elementary School Renamed For Barack Obama

boontito

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School honoring Confederate general to be renamed for Obama | Fox News

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/richmond-virginia-renaming-school-after-barack-obama-scrapping-confederate-general-j-e-b-stuarts-name/

It needed to be renamed regardless, but It appears the school's demographic was 95% African American and the students and their parents had to walk under or past signage honoring slavery advocate and traitor every day. Good move, Richmond, Virginia.

Cue the ridiculous "they're erasing history" arguments.
 
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boontito

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From the second link, info on three schools in Petersburg, VA being renamed:

Earlier this year, the City of Petersburg voted to rename three Confederate-named schools.

Effective July 1, 2018, A.P. Hill will be renamed Cool Spring Elementary; Robert E. Lee will be renamed Lakemont Elementary; and J.E.B. Stuart will be renamed Pleasants Lane Elementary.


Nice names, Petersburg. Looks like a definite upgrade.
 
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Babba

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This is wonderful! Some good news among the horrors we've been witness to.
 
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I am not sure why we would name a school after an enemy of our country. I mean I understand why, but...
 
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A high school here changed its name from Lee to LEE high school.

That is right, they changed the name from Robert E. Lee to Legacy of Educational Excellence high school.