Skip to comments.Black Activist Urges Schools to Change Names from White Segregationist President
Posted on 10/05/2012 4:09:16 PM PDT by rkoliver
Black Activist Urges Schools to Change Names from White Segregationist President
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LOS ANGELES Ted Hayes, homeless activist and host of the weekly radio talk show Americas Black Shield on WNJC 1360-AM in Philadelphia (www.wnjc1360.com ), is calling for for the School Districts of Portsmouth, Virginia and Peoria, Illinois to change the names of the Woodrow Wilson High School and the Woodrow Wilson Primary School, respectively, from a white segregationist U.S. president to a name that will honor a figure in the civil rights struggle for Descendants of Chattel Slaves (African Americans).
It amazes me that these two schools with majority African-American populations would ask their African American students to honor, to respect, and to be proud of a president who for the first time in U.S. history segregated the federal government, says Hayes.
Hayes also says that Americans, especially African Americans, assume that Woodrow Wilson was an advocate for civil rights for African Americans. He says it has been throughly documented that assumption it is not true at all.
For example, the November 30, 2009 issue of Reason Magazine reported:
Upon taking power in Washington, Wilson and the many other Southerners he brought into his cabinet were disturbed at the way the federal government went about its own business. One legacy of post-Civil War Republican ascendancy was that Washington's large black populace had access to federal jobs, and worked with whites in largely integrated circumstances. Wilson's cabinet put an end to that, bringing Jim Crow to Washington.
Wilson allowed various officials to segregate the toilets, cafeterias, and work areas of their departments. One justification involved health: White government workers had to be protected from contagious diseases, especially venereal diseases, that racists imagined were being spread by blacks. In extreme cases, federal officials built separate structures to house black workers. Most black diplomats were replaced by whites; numerous black federal officials in the South were removed from their posts; the local Washington police force and fire department stopped hiring blacks. Wilson's own view, as he expressed it to intimates, was that federal segregation was an act of kindness. (http://reason.com/blog/2009/11/30/woodrow-wilsons-legacy)
Hayes also says: Woodrow Wilson to this day is a hero to the Democratic Party, the party in which almost 90% of black people adhere to. It astounds me that this political party who claims to have always fought for civil rights for Descendants of Chattel Slaves (For more than 200 years, our party has led the fight for civil rights -- http://www.democrats.org/about/our_history) would have this white supremacist and segregationist U.S. president as a hero today. Why should black students regard and respect this white supremacist and segregationist as a hero?
Hayes also says there is precedent for a name change for an educational institution from that of a racist governor of the state of California to the first African-American school principal in San Francisco in 2011 (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/05/19/peter-burnett-school_n_864489.html)
Therefore Hayes appeals to the common sense and justice to the communities of Portsmouth and Peoria to make it right.
Ted Hayes is a Homeless Activist, Host of Americas Black Shield on WNJC 1360-AM in Philadelphia, PA, and author of the book The Other Side of the Pyramid (http://www.amazon.com/The-Other-Side-Pyramid/dp/0615547990). Teds website is www.tedhayes.us
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Maybe they should consider changing it to Margaret Sanger High School.
Woodrow Wilson was likely the most dangerous and destructive President this nation has ever seen.
That's saying something, considering what FDR, LBJ, Jimmy Carter and Obama did.
Actually we should applaud this black activist.
He is simply stating what many of us on FR know;
the rat party is the party of discrimination, racsim,
and segregation. Wilson was one of the worse. “Progressive” indeed.
Ted Hayes is a conservative.
It is common for a conquering people to change place names bearing the names of vanquished leaders.
Hayes has been out there taking fire for standing with the Minutemen.
I agree- Wilson was a nasty tyrant, and was no friend to black people.
Black activists: before you name it, build it.
Black Activist, a president in training and who really cares about a dead presidents name on a school....nit picking just like the muslims..
It was under Wilson that the Federal Reserve got their foot in the door.
Foreign bankers behind the Fed I should say
More people should be made aware of Wilson’s real track record. All I learned about him in school was his desire to found the League of Nations.
funny how most blacks have no idea that the party of the , anti civil rights were Dems or even MLK was a republican.
Most blacks just go and vote after being told by their paid off pastor
Oh my God! I hope our Racist in Cheif is proud of himself!
N.B. Forrest High School? How about Lester Maddox High?
I’ve got it. Name them after Bill Clinton’s mentor, governor Orval Faubus. He was a firm believer in quality education.
He showed a great deal of wisdom, and offered plain old good common sense solutions to many supposedly “difficult issues”.
IMHO, whenever he speaks on a topic, it is always worthwhile to listen to his viewpoint.
Yeah, the schools don’t mention Wilson’s little civilian KGB. My great grandmother said that people didn’t speak ill of Wilson outside their homes for fear of being arrested.
“Woodrow Wilson was likely the most dangerous and destructive President this nation has ever seen.”
I’m curious. Seduce me with your wares.
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