Politically correct leftists scored yet another victory this week when a school that was named after Jefferson Davis, the president of the Confederacy, was renamed after Barack Obama.
Davis Magnet IB PTA President Janelle Jefferson announced at the Jackson Public Schools Board of Trustees meeting Tuesday evening that school stakeholders voted on Oct. 5 to rename the school Barack Obama Magnet IB.
“Jefferson Davis, although infamous in his own right, would probably not be too happy about a diverse school promoting the education of the very individuals he fought to keep enslaved being named after him,” she told the board.
A demographic breakdown of Davis Magnet’s enrollment for the 2017 school lists 98 percent of the school’s students as black. Overall, JPS’ enrollment is 97 percent black.
Jefferson said the school community wanted to rename the campus “to reflect a person who fully represents ideals and public stances consistent with what we want our children to believe about themselves.”
This comes after months of leftists trying to erase history in the U.S. by destroying any monument or symbol related to the Confederacy in the name of political correctness. It's ridiculous that leftists get a rush out of erasing the name of a man who has been dead for over 125 years.
In their quest for political correctness, leftists are forgetting the importance of remembering history. Of course, there are a small number of outliers who still believe in the values of the Confederacy, but the average American sees these monuments and schools as a way to remember our country's past mistakes. Erasing history only makes it easier for history to repeat itself, which makes moves like this one all the more dangerous.
Furthermore, we have to point out that it's ludicrous to name a school after Obama less than a year after he left office. The legacy of a presidency isn't even shaped until a leader has arguably been out of office for decades, so there's no telling what kind of president Obama will go down in history as. If we were to bet on it, we'd say that this school might regret taking on Obama's name once the ripple effects of his presidency are known.
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