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San Francisco school to change Abraham Lincoln name because he didn’t show ‘black lives ever mattered’

“I say in relation to the principle that all men are created equal, let it be nearly reached as we can” – Abraham Lincoln

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“I say in relation to the principle that all men are created equal, let it be nearly reached as we can.” – Abraham Lincoln.  

Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States, is considered by many to be one of the greatest presidents in the history of our great nation. 

Perhaps his greatest legacy is saving the union and abolishing slavery. For Lincoln, the two were linked together; “The Union must be preserved in the purity of its principles as well as the integrity of its territorial parts” 

But one school in San Francisco disagrees and plans to change their name. 

Abraham Lincoln High School is set to change their name because they think the former president is “problematic” and didn’t do enough to prove that “black lives ever mattered” to him. 

The San Francisco United School District’s School Names Advisory Committee issued a proposal this week that called for the renaming of dozens of schools because their namesakes weren’t deferential enough to black people, BizPacReview reports. 

Members of the committee believe all of the namesakes, including Lincoln, “lived a life so stained with racism, oppression or human rights violations, they do not deserve to have their name on a school building.” 

“Uprooting the problematic names and symbols that currently clutter buildings, streets, throughout the city is a worthy endeavor,” committee chairman Jeremiah Jeffries told the San Francisco Chronicle.

“Only good can come from the public being reflective and intentional about the power of our words, names and rhetoric within our public institutions,” he added. 

The Chronicle also noted that Jeffries “said the narrative of Lincoln’s legacy is false” and that “the Civil War was not fought over slavery or the liberation of black people.” 

“Lincoln, like the presidents before him and most after, did not show through policy or rhetoric that black lives ever mattered to them outside of human capital and as casualties of wealth building,” he said. 

Also included in the proposal are George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and even Paul Revere. 

The proposal falls directly in line with the left’s attempts to essentially eliminate and rewrite American history – based on today’s standards – by renaming football teams, buildings and even removing – or toppling – statues.  

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10 Comments

  1. Mike

    December 16, 2020 at 7:56 pm

    Is it because he was a white man? He started the civil rights movement.

  2. Tony

    December 16, 2020 at 8:03 pm

    So stupid. They should be focused on violence in the schools instead of nitpicking on a name of a school.

  3. Todd

    December 16, 2020 at 8:04 pm

    I wonder how the tax payer feel, because now they are spending money changing ridiculous names instead of using it to educate our younger generation. You need to embrace our history and understand where our country has been in order not to make the same mistakes.

  4. Dawn Swarthout

    December 16, 2020 at 8:06 pm

    All men are created equal!!

  5. NeeNee

    December 16, 2020 at 8:08 pm

    This shows how uneducated, no, stupid, these people are for voting for this nonsense! What exactly do these people expect from this man, Abraham Lincoln, after he abolished slavery? I guess changing our country’s whole outlook on purchasing a man or woman of color wasn’t enough?! What ignorance! He loved people of color and respected them. The problem these days is no one has respect for themselves, much less our leaders and servicemen.

  6. Hurricane Patriot

    December 16, 2020 at 8:28 pm

    That has got to be the biggest crock of crap I’ve ever heard. How can anyone say the man that freed slaves didn’t do enough. As a black man and moreover a man I find this repulsive. Time for all these sensitive people to grow up.

  7. Ms. C

    December 16, 2020 at 9:15 pm

    Please stop this ridiculousness! It is our history! I don’t give a crap if you are offended, how the heck do you think America is the country that it is! You or me probably wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for our history GOOD OR BAD. President Lincoln did more for this country than You or I ever will.
    I don’t understand what the schools are teaching our kids these days ? They sure don’t teach Patronage, Respect or lessons from what our forefathers fought and died for! Sickening, the ignorance, dis-respect and BS coming out of the mentality of today’s people….. Done

  8. Vernon Buchanan

    December 17, 2020 at 2:44 pm

    So if they are now saying that the civil war was not about slavery, does that mean the confederate flag is now accepted as something other than a banner of racism???

  9. Kevin Kessler

    December 17, 2020 at 5:05 pm

    I wonder when this dude is going o work on changing the name of the Democratic Party which fostered the Civil War, Jim Crowe, KKK , filibustered Civil Rights Act. I guess never because that would take real balls. After all they are the party of cancellation.

  10. BCSBUG

    December 24, 2020 at 11:34 am

    Stupid, small people! You can’t reach back in history over 200 years and expect those alive at that time to hold the same ridiculous views you do today. Stupid, small people, I repeat!

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American Pediatrics to Scrutinize ‘Entire Catalog’ to Eliminate ‘Race-Based’ Medicine

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The American Academy of Pediatrics is “committing to scrutinizing its ‘entire catalog,’ including guidelines, educational materials, textbooks and newsletter articles” in order to “abandon race-based guidance,” reports the Associated Press.

The AP reports that “for years” pediatricians have followed flawed guidelines “linking race to risks for urinary infections and newborn jaundice.” The Academy announced its new policy Monday, saying it will put all guidance under the microscope to eliminate “race-based” medicine and resulting health disparities.

The Academy says it is purging outdated advice and is committed to scrutinizing its “entire catalog” such as guidelines, educational materials, textbooks and newsletter articles, said Dr. Joseph Wright, lead author of the new policy and chief health equity officer at the University of Maryland’s medical system.

The AP writes the Academy’s decision began before George Floyd was killed in 2020, which intensified doctors’ concerns “that Black youngsters have been undertreated and overlooked” , said Wright.

Specifically, a revision to its newborn jaundice guidance which currently suggests certain races have higher or lower risks, is planned for this summer, said Wright. “Last year, the academy retired a guideline calculation based on the unproven idea that Black children faced lower risks that white kids for urinary infections” reports the AP. “A review had shown that the strongest risk factors were prior urinary infections and fevers lasting more than 48 hours, not race, Wright said.”

The AP reports:

In recent years, other major doctor groups including the American Medical Association have made similar pledges. They are spurred in part by civil rights and social justice movements, but also by science showing the strong roles that social conditions, genetics and other biological factors play in determining health.

Dr. Valerie Walker, a specialist in newborn care and health equity at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, called the policy “a critical step” toward reducing racial health disparities.”

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D.C. Elementary School Gives Children ‘Fistbooks’ to identify ‘racist family members’, identify their own ‘white privilege’

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The obsession liberals have for infiltrating the minds of children is increasingly dangerous. A Washington, D.C. public elementary school gave children as young as 4 in Pre-Kindergarten, through 3rd grade, “Anti-Racism Fight Club Fistbook for Kids.”

The book shows white and black drawn characters; the cover is a Black figure holding a sign above the head, as if in a protest, that reads “ARFC Fistbook for kids.” Underneath the drawing reads (It’s a Fight Club. We don’t do “handbooks.”)

The purpose of the book is for children to identify their own racist tendencies, as well as identify “racist members” of their family. “As part of this work, each student has a fist book to help continue the dialogue at school and home,” a letter from the Janney Elementary School Principal Danielle Singh explained.

“We recognize that any time we engage topics such as race and equity, we may experience a variety of emotions. This is a normal part of the learning and growing process. As a school community we want to continue the dialogue with our students and understand this is just the beginning” the letter continued.

“Anti-Racism Fight Club Fistbook for Kids” explains that “white people are a part of a society that benefits them in almost every instance,” and that “it’s as if white people walk around with an invisible force field because they hold all of the power in America.”
“If you are a white person, white privilege is something you were born with and it simply means that your life is not more difficult due to the color of your skin,” the “Fistbook for Kids” explains.

“Put differently, it’s not your fault for having white privilege, but it is your fault if you choose to ignore it.” The “Fistbook for Kids” says anti-racism “isn’t a spectator sport” but requires “being loud, uncomfortable, confrontational and visible to ensure change is made.”

A series of questions in the book asks children, “Where do you see racism in yourself? This requires true soul-searching. Be real with yourself, don’t feel guilt/shame and own it. It’s the first step in becoming an anti-racist.”

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