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Forrest High: Board begins name-change process
Florida Times Union ^ | 11/09/13 | Denise Smith Amos

Posted on 11/09/2013 11:46:28 AM PST by shortstop

Duval County School Board members voted unanimously Friday to start the process that likely would remove the name Nathan B. Forrest from one of its high schools.

All seven board members voted to formally accept the written request of District 5 board member Constance Hall to begin the name-change procedure.

(Excerpt) Read more at members.jacksonville.com ...


TOPICS: Education; Local News
KEYWORDS: dixie; jacksonville; namesake; nathanforrest; purge; schoolboard
A half a million dollars to change a school name just to be politically correct. Idiots.
1 posted on 11/09/2013 11:46:28 AM PST by shortstop
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To: nathanbedford

PING


2 posted on 11/09/2013 11:47:35 AM PST by shortstop (It's too bad that stupidity isn't painful)
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To: shortstop

Some years ago, New Orleans changed the name of George Washington school. They didn’t want a school named after someone who owned slaves. It hurt the self esteem of the almost all black student body and black teachers. They named the school after an African king. That was supposed to help the self esteem of the black students, so they weren’t forced to attend a school named after a slave owner.

Political correctness is a strong force in our society.


3 posted on 11/09/2013 11:48:58 AM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: shortstop

I guess Robert E Lee High is next.

Of course, the name of Jacksonville itself should be changed too since it is named after famous indian fighter, Andrew Jackson, who is blamed for the Trail of Tears.


4 posted on 11/09/2013 11:50:26 AM PST by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
They named the school after an African king.

Entirely possible the African king owned slaves which would be too funny.

5 posted on 11/09/2013 11:51:40 AM PST by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: Dilbert San Diego

I’d bet you that the African King owned black slaves too. Probably more than Washington and he probably killed them when they no longer produced for him.


6 posted on 11/09/2013 11:51:53 AM PST by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: shortstop

It takes a half a million bucks to change the name?

seriously??


7 posted on 11/09/2013 11:52:29 AM PST by GeronL
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To: Dilbert San Diego

I’d be willing to bet that the African king owned slaves too.


8 posted on 11/09/2013 11:52:47 AM PST by Hieronymus ( (It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged. --G.K. Chesterton))
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To: shortstop

Dumbasses. Guess they don’t know that he was a staunch demokkkrat. (Just guessin’ here. About the dem part. Not the dumbasses part.)


9 posted on 11/09/2013 11:53:15 AM PST by rktman (Under my plan(scheme), the price of EVERYTHING will necessarily skyrocket! Period.)
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To: Menehune56

It’s very likely actually


10 posted on 11/09/2013 11:53:15 AM PST by GeronL
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To: Bryanw92

You said it faster and better.


11 posted on 11/09/2013 11:53:19 AM PST by Hieronymus ( (It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged. --G.K. Chesterton))
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To: GeronL

>>It takes a half a million bucks to change the name?

Just think of all the places where a school’s name is seen inside the school. Changing all that can get expensive.


12 posted on 11/09/2013 11:54:54 AM PST by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: shortstop

Change it to Forrest Gump - the perfect utopia. come now Nathan Bedford Forrest later renounced his klan views and his racial bias. Here we go again time to cover up the dark times of America’s past. Lets keep the reminders of our past so as o help understand the trials and tragedies that got America to become a nation. So if we cover up the past the past never existed is so stupid. Yet what the high school will be called barack obama? now I call that offensive!


13 posted on 11/09/2013 11:55:27 AM PST by hondact200 (Candor dat viribos alas (sincerity gives wings to strength) and Nil desperandum (never despair))
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To: Bryanw92

$570,000?

I don’t think it should cost that much. Government institutions are just that wasteful.


14 posted on 11/09/2013 11:56:30 AM PST by GeronL
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To: shortstop
And if I were a student there, or a parent of a student, I would continue to refer to it as Nathan Bedford Forrest High. Just like I will always refer to the Washington football team as the Redskins, people of negro persuasion as blacks, and men who have sex with other men as queers, homos, or fags.

Shove your PC brainwashing ...

15 posted on 11/09/2013 11:57:15 AM PST by IronJack (=)
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To: GeronL

How do they calculate $500,000 to change it?

What do they need to do?

Update phone directories, official school forms, stick a new sign out in front of the school? What else? How do all of these things combined add up to half a million??? Seems excessive.


16 posted on 11/09/2013 11:57:33 AM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: GeronL

>>I don’t think it should cost that much. Government institutions are just that wasteful.

The Duval County School Board operates on a pretty tight budget. Go ask a large law firm what a name change costs.


17 posted on 11/09/2013 11:59:33 AM PST by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: Bryanw92

It takes a half a million bucks to change the name?

Could easily take more than that, if you are spending someone else’s money...


18 posted on 11/09/2013 12:01:21 PM PST by ArtDodger
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To: hondact200

There are already some schools named after Obama.

The one I heard most about is in Price George’s County, Maryland. It serves a largely black student body. That could be why it was so named, to help the self esteem of black students. We apparently want them to identify with our black president, because we want them to focus only on the color of their skin.


19 posted on 11/09/2013 12:01:29 PM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Dilbert San Diego; Bryanw92

I guess they need to spend most of that on consultants and studies.


20 posted on 11/09/2013 12:01:31 PM PST by GeronL
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To: GeronL

They’ll spend a lot on the new bumper stickers:

“My Chile is an Honer Student at Ooga-click-Booga Hi Skoo”


21 posted on 11/09/2013 12:03:00 PM PST by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

BS. I bet 75% of the blacks in GW high school couldn’t tell you who GW was, much less that he owned a cow.


22 posted on 11/09/2013 12:03:14 PM PST by RetiredArmy (I am proud to be a Christian and follower of my Lord Jesus Christ. Time is short for U to know Him!)
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To: Bryanw92

They should file a DBA

In Dallas TX that costs $14

http://www.dallascounty.org/countyclerk/asmdname_procedures.php


23 posted on 11/09/2013 12:03:34 PM PST by GeronL
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To: IronJack

Do you still call the Washington Wizards the Washington Bullets?

Remember that this NBA team deleted the name “Bullets” because of the owner not wanting to be associated with gun violence.


24 posted on 11/09/2013 12:03:56 PM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Bryanw92

bump


25 posted on 11/09/2013 12:04:04 PM PST by GeronL
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To: Dilbert San Diego

They named the school after an African king.

Was that African King one of the ones that sold other blacks into slavery?


26 posted on 11/09/2013 12:09:47 PM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I go to sign is for the American Revolution 2013 and the Crusades 2013?)
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To: GeronL

From the article: “Vitti said a study done in 2008, when the board last voted against changing the name, estimated the costs at $570,000, but Vitti said he’s unsure of the costs now.”


27 posted on 11/09/2013 12:11:06 PM PST by shortstop (It's too bad that stupidity isn't painful)
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To: SECURE AMERICA

did he have 20 wives and hundreds of slaves/servants?


28 posted on 11/09/2013 12:12:19 PM PST by GeronL
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To: Dilbert San Diego

And, of course, the African king never owned slaves, right? Right???


29 posted on 11/09/2013 12:12:43 PM PST by null and void (I'm betting on an Obama Trifecta: A Nobel Peace Prize, an Impeachment, AND a War Crimes Trial...)
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To: shortstop

I admit, I searched to see what their mascot was. They are not what I’d hope for but are the Rebels. You know that will be the next change. No telling how much changing every athletic sign, school t-shirt, sports and band uniforms, repaint the buses, change the letterhead, repaint the school’s “Be a Rebel” mural, etc. Maybe they can call Moochelle to get a recommendation for a software company to change their website, too.


30 posted on 11/09/2013 12:13:44 PM PST by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
Do you still call the Washington Wizards the Washington Bullets?

Surely, there's a law suit being filed by upset wizards who had their feelings hurt, huh?

31 posted on 11/09/2013 12:18:26 PM PST by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: shortstop

Whites are fools.


32 posted on 11/09/2013 12:19:45 PM PST by Altura Ct.
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To: shortstop

The US Navy will no longer use the term “alee”, as in “Put the helm hard alee”.

Approved replacement terms are “a-grant” or a-sherman”.


33 posted on 11/09/2013 12:29:27 PM PST by Iron Munro (When a killer screams 'Allahu Akbar' you don't need to be mystified about a motive.)
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To: Bryanw92

or ate them....


34 posted on 11/09/2013 12:49:41 PM PST by Quickgun (I got here kicking,screaming and covered in someone else's blood. I can go out that way if I have to)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
Do you still call the Washington Wizards the Washington Bullets?

I don't call them anything. For all I knew, they could have been a lacrosse team.

35 posted on 11/09/2013 12:51:37 PM PST by IronJack (=)
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I wonder how many households in that district are picking up the tab.


36 posted on 11/09/2013 12:54:48 PM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: shortstop
My great grandparents homesteaded in Forrest, NM (yes, named for Nathan Bedford Forrest).

My grandparents and parents were born there and were buried there, along with a slew of my other ancient to contemporary relatives.

Good luck resolving that via political correctness.

37 posted on 11/09/2013 1:21:11 PM PST by elkfersupper
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To: IronJack
I would continue to refer to it as Nathan Bedford Forrest High. Just like I will always refer to the Washington football team as the Redskins, people of negro persuasion as blacks, and men who have sex with other men as queers, homos, or fags. Shove your PC brainwashing ...

I still refer to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. and Cesar Chavez Blvd. in this town as "Thomas" and "Cactus" streets, respectively.

38 posted on 11/09/2013 1:25:22 PM PST by elkfersupper
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To: shortstop

Name Change: Bin Laden High


39 posted on 11/09/2013 1:33:35 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: elkfersupper
I still refer to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. and Cesar Chavez Blvd. in this town as "Thomas" and "Cactus" streets, respectively.

And as far as I'm concerned, they're still Cassius Clay, Lew Alcindor, and Cat Stevens too!

40 posted on 11/09/2013 1:37:13 PM PST by IronJack (=)
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To: shortstop

Assuming the County is named after William Duval, who helped force relocation of the Seminoles and blamed their resistance on black members of the tribe, shouldn’t the school board change its name too?


41 posted on 11/09/2013 1:43:52 PM PST by abishai
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To: Bryanw92
I’d bet you that the African King owned black slaves too.

Probably ate a few also. (I'm sorry, that was bad.)

42 posted on 11/09/2013 1:46:49 PM PST by NewHampshireDuo
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To: IronJack

Yeah, but tell us how you really feel.

I’m kidding.


43 posted on 11/09/2013 8:31:59 PM PST by Shadowstrike (Be polite, Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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To: Bryanw92

The African king sold his people to slave traders, who sold them on the auction block in New Orleans.


44 posted on 11/09/2013 11:16:27 PM PST by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: Menehune56
They named the school after an African king. Entirely possible the African king owned slaves which would be too funny.

I heard they named it Barry Getz High...

45 posted on 11/10/2013 3:04:53 AM PST by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Is there an African king who never killed countrymen for power? To hell with Africa!


46 posted on 11/10/2013 3:14:35 AM PST by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: MaxMax

Well, I hear you. But, to the blacks who run New Orleans schools, it was more important to help the self-esteem of black students, by stripping the name of George Washington off the school.

Never mind that New Orleans schools have some of the worst results in the nation. It’s more important to them to promote mother Africa, and get those kids to focus only on the color of their skin. Nor does anything matter about the true history of this African king. They don’t care.

Personally, I am frustrated that they reduce one of our founding fathers attributes to the fact that he owned slaves, and that everything else about his life is worthless due to that fact. But that’s the liberal politically correct world we live in.


47 posted on 11/10/2013 8:14:09 AM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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