Skip to comments.Forrest High: Board begins name-change process
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.
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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.
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.
Entirely possible the African king owned slaves which would be too funny.
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.
It takes a half a million bucks to change the name?
I’d be willing to bet that the African king owned slaves too.
Dumbasses. Guess they don’t know that he was a staunch demokkkrat. (Just guessin’ here. About the dem part. Not the dumbasses part.)
It’s very likely actually
You said it faster and better.
>>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.
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!
I don’t think it should cost that much. Government institutions are just that wasteful.
Shove your PC brainwashing ...
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.
>>I dont 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.
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...
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.
I guess they need to spend most of that on consultants and studies.
They’ll spend a lot on the new bumper stickers:
“My Chile is an Honer Student at Ooga-click-Booga Hi Skoo”
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.
They should file a DBA
In Dallas TX that costs $14
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.
They named the school after an African king.
Was that African King one of the ones that sold other blacks into slavery?
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 hes unsure of the costs now.”
did he have 20 wives and hundreds of slaves/servants?
And, of course, the African king never owned slaves, right? Right???
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.
Surely, there's a law suit being filed by upset wizards who had their feelings hurt, huh?
Whites are fools.
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”.
or ate them....
I don't call them anything. For all I knew, they could have been a lacrosse team.
I wonder how many households in that district are picking up the tab.
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.
I still refer to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. and Cesar Chavez Blvd. in this town as "Thomas" and "Cactus" streets, respectively.
Name Change: Bin Laden High
And as far as I'm concerned, they're still Cassius Clay, Lew Alcindor, and Cat Stevens too!
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?
Probably ate a few also. (I'm sorry, that was bad.)
Yeah, but tell us how you really feel.
The African king sold his people to slave traders, who sold them on the auction block in New Orleans.
I heard they named it Barry Getz High...
Is there an African king who never killed countrymen for power? To hell with Africa!
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.