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Abraham Lincoln, who freed the slaves, is too racist to have a San Francisco school named after him, at least according to the far-Left morons who make up the San Francisco Board of Education.
In a 6-1 vote on Tuesday, the board approved resolution calls for removing names that honored historical figures who have, wait for it, “ties to slavery, oppression, and racism.” George Washington, the country’s second-greatest president, also got the boot.
The city of San Francisco has reached peak insanity. This latest woke, fake outrage movement took off two months ago when the useless San Francisco United School District’s School Names Advisory Committee claimed Lincoln never showed “black lives ever mattered to him,” and thus demanded the removal of his name from a San Francisco school.
This bogus committee even wrote that Lincoln “lived a life…stained with racism, oppression or human rights violations.”
As much as we want to mock this whole situation, we can’t help but be alarmed by it. Cancel culture has never been about equality or improving the country. It has always been about power. When they label people as “racist,” often with no evidence, decision-makers show that they fear the Left and will give in to their demands. Each time the far-Left gets its way, which has increasingly been the case of late, their threats become even more illogical and foolish.
Lincoln is America’s greatest hero. He was not a racist, and removing Lincoln’s name from a school by citing racism is destructive to U.S. history. Students will hear vile, false statements about Lincoln, and they will believe them. Most students won’t question their educators. So, instead of getting a proper education on Lincoln’s legacy, his fight against slavery, and his fearlessness — students will believe that Lincoln was too racist to have a school named after him. Unbelievable.
The anti-American zealots have gone too far, but they’ve been too far for a while. Anyone involved in a school, building, or organization named after Abraham Lincoln should feel honored. I recommend parents pull their students out of this San Francisco school tomorrow.