All of that famous fog in San Francisco must fog up the brain cells.
It’s ridiculous beyond the pale to equate a military leader who gave you a country to a mediocre nonwhite poet. But race replacement is in the pleasant looking Matt Haney’s mind.
I have no idea how such a load of white guilt was placed upon his young shoulders, but he really needs to understand equivalency. White male who risked his life and his wealth to bring freedom to the colonies is not and never will be equivalent to a black female poet whose wordsmithing skills leave much to be desired.
Unless he’s either trolling us to get a rise out of us or he’s got an agenda that includes white genocide. Because when you obliterate a people’s history, it is genocide.
I would chalk up Matt Haney as another leftist loon, but I predicted this would be happening. And soon Washington, D. C. will be renamed Martin Luther King City. And so forth.
George Washington, the guy on the quarter, could soon be facing the ax in San Francisco as surely as his fabled cherry tree.
The president of the San Francisco school board thinks it’s time to consider renaming schools that bear the names of slave owners — including Washington and his friends and fellow presidents Thomas Jefferson and James Monroe.
Board President Matt Haney said Tuesday he will introduce a resolution before the board this month to clarify the rules for renaming San Francisco schools with an eye to encouraging the communities at Washington High School, along with Jefferson and Monroe elementary schools, to consider whether they want to make a change.
Another school that might want to think about a new name, Haney said, is Francis Scott Key Elementary School — which was named for the slave-owning lyricist of “The Star-Spangled Banner.”
“We need to have a conversation about this,” Haney said. “Especially at George Washington High School. We have school names in San Francisco that are not relevant or meaningful or inspire pride.”
Yes, Haney said, the name Washington — also shared by a state, the U.S. capital and a likeness on a dollar bill — might very well be such a name.
“I would not want to speak for the school community,” Haney said. “It’s a very tricky issue. I’m trying to stay away from condemning anyone. It was a very different time back then. But slavery was America’s original sin.”
Under Haney’s proposal, schools would be encouraged to form committees consisting of students, parents, teachers and administrators to study the issue. If the committee favored a name change, the school board would consider it. The board has the ultimate authority to change a school name.
Were Washington High to shed its name, Haney said, it might be a good idea to replace it with that of poet Maya Angelou, who attended Washington.
If slavery was the original sin, the second sin was not sending the Negro back to Africa. It’s not too late to fix that.