San Francisco may change ‘inappropriate’ names of 44 city schools, including Washington and Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln High in San Francisco is one of the schools recommended for a name change. Photo: Gabrielle Lurie / The Chronicle 2019

Leftists continue their year of rage across the United States, with officials in San Francisco now threatening to change the names of at least 44 schools because the historical namesakes could somehow be linked to genocide, slavery and/or colonization, according to a report by the San Francisco Chronicle on Oct. 15.

Evidently having nothing more pressing to take care of, San Francisco schools have a Names Advisory Committee that researched school names and identified ones that need renaming.

Some principals and parents questioned devoting time a resources to such an issue while so many children continue to take remote classes.

Parent Jonathan Alloy criticized the timing, saying children are already struggling with distance learning, according to the Chronicle.

“Principals are devoting resources to this,” he said. “We’re not actually helping disadvantaged children by changing the name of the school they can’t attend.”

The move comes as angry crowds of left-wing activists wreck and remove statues and monuments of historical figures throughout the U.S., supposedly in response to the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis Police custody back in May.

According to the report, criteria for changing school names included: “Anyone directly involved in the colonization of people, those connected to any human rights or environmental abuses, slave owners or participants in enslavement, and known racists and/or white supremacists and/or espoused racist beliefs.”

Schools marked for name changes included Abraham Lincoln High School, George Washington High School, Roosevelt Middle School, and Jefferson Elementary. The names Lincoln, Washington, and Jefferson have connections to slavery, genocide, or oppression, the committee declared.

Included was a recommendation to change the name of Dianne Feinstein Elementary, which honors the current U.S. Senator and former mayor of San Francisco. Why? Because she reportedly replaced a vandalized Confederate flag back in 1986.

One committee member even suggested renaming Thomas Edison Elementary School because of the inventor’s treatment of animals.


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