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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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‘Tis the Season For Social Justice Messages on NFL Helmets, End Zones and Hats

Football season is upon us, despite liberal leadership’s cancel culture in full force

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NFL Social Justice

Football season is upon us, despite liberal leadership’s cancel culture in full force. Stenciled in the helmets this year, players can choose from six phrases: “End Racism,” “Stop Hate,” “It Takes All of Us,” “Black Lives Matter,” “Inspire Change” and “Say their Stories.”

The end zones will read, for the second straight year, “It Takes All of Us” and “End Racism.” The league is also bringing back the “Say Their Stories” initiative and begin a new one where each team will “highlight its social justice work during a regular-season home game in Weeks 17 and 18.”

“We are committed to Inspire Change and the social justice work that inspires change for the long term,” said Anna Isaacson, NFL’s senior vice president of social responsibility. All of the initiatives “will provide a unified time frame for us to further amplify all of the work that our clubs are doing and that will lead into the playoffs where Inspire Change will continue to take center stage” added Isaacson. “The key message for us as the season is starting, we are ramping up again in a big way with our social justice work.”

End zone stencils will remain in place for all home games except when another specific cause is to be recognized, such as the Salute to Service game. “Salute To Service” will replace “End Racism” in one end zone and “It Takes All of Us” will still remain in the opposite end zone,

Another addition will be a knit hat that can be worn on the sidelines of Weeks 17 and 18 by players, coaches, and other personnel “to add visibility to the cause.” The hat will also be sold at retail, and “100% of the league’s proceeds will be donated to Inspire Change grant recipients.”

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Racist Rock: Boulder Removed from UW-Madison ‘Painful History of Discrimination’

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The University of Wisconsin-Madison is spending somewhere between $30,000 and $75,000 for good use; to move a rock. But not just any rock, no, this is a racist rock. “Chamberlin Rock, located on top of Observatory Hill, is named in honor of Thomas Crowder Chamberlin, a geologist and former university president” reports the Wisconsin State Journal.

However, “for some students of color on campus, the rock represents a painful history of discrimination” the article explains. The 70-ton boulder was removed from the “heart of campus” at 6:30 am Friday morning following demands from students over the past year.

The boulder will be moved to university-owned land southeast of Madison near Lake Kegonsa. In its place, the university plans to place a plaque to honor the former university president. Wisconsin State Journal reports:

The boulder was referred to as a “n——-head” — a commonly used expression in the 1920s to describe any large dark rock — at least once in a 1925 Wisconsin State Journal story. University historians have not found any other time that the term was used but said the Ku Klux Klan was active on campus at that time.

UW-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank approved the removal of Chamberlin Rock in January but the Wisconsin Historical Society needed to sign off on the rock’s removal because it was located within 15 feet of a Native American burial site…

… The Black Student Union led the call to remove the rock last summer. Nalah McWhorter, the group’s president and a UW-Madison senior, said in an interview this summer that the demands to remove the boulder had been around even before she arrived on campus three years ago.

“I’m grateful that we have had the opportunity to do this and that the rock will be removed,” she said. “It was our demand, and it was something that we put all the work in for.”

The Black Student Union worked with Wunk Sheek, an Indigenous student organization on campus, to lobby for the rock’s removal.

“We did all these presentations,” McWhorter said. “We went through all of these meetings during an academic year with a lot of other stuff going on, so the work really relied on us, as students, and as Black students.”

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