San Francisco will rename Abraham Lincoln High School because the former president did not demonstrate that ‘black lives mattered to him’ – as woke renaming committee also took aim at Democrat Senator Dianne Feinstein and Teddy Roosevelt.
President Abraham Lincoln a True American hero for abolishing slavery, is just one of 44 historical figures that the woke liberals of the San Francisco Unified School District deemed unsuitable to have a school named after them.
Other names include George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Senator Dianne Feinstein, whose name will be stripped from schools for having the audacity to allow the Confederate flag to fly outside City Hall back in 1984 when she was mayor.
San Francisco Judges The Great Emancipator Not Worthy Enough For ‘Abraham Lincoln High Scool’
San Francisco’s renaming committee was set up in 2018 by the Board of Education to consider whether the school names were appropriate and to recommend action.
And the committee judged Lincoln is not worthy of keeping his name on Abraham Lincoln High School because ‘the majority of his policies proved to be detrimental to [Native Americans].’
The Liberal Loony-toon committee meeting notes stated:
‘Abraham Lincoln is not seen as much of a hero at all among many American Indian Nations and Native peoples of the United States, as the majority of his policies proved to be detrimental to them,’
In 1862, the Homestead Act, where citizens could claim ownership of 160 acres of land, and the Pacific Railway Act, which gave railroad companies permission to build a transcontinental railroad through America ‘led to the significant loss of land and natural resources, as well as the loss of lifestyle and culture, for many Indigenous peoples’, the committee said.
In 1864, the Lincoln administration then oversaw the deportation of the Navajo tribe from their land in what is now Arizona.
So the Great Emancipator’s role in freeing the slaves has now been kicked to the curb?
Mayor London Breed
While TuskerDaily has on occasion ripped San Francisco Mayor London Breed we must give credit where credit is due.
Mayor Breed sharply rebuked the city’s renaming committee over its plans to remove the names of historical and political figures from a third of its schools, saying its focus should be on reopening schools, not renaming them.
Breed said the plan, reported by the San Francisco Chronicle, shows that the district has clearly misplaced priorities.
The Laughable Guiding Principles for San Fransico School Remaining Committee
The criteria for renaming included:
- Anyone directly involved in the colonization of people.
- Slave owners or participants in enslavement.
- Perpetuators of genocide or slavery.
- Those who exploit workers/people.
- Those who directly oppressed or abused women, children, queer or transgender people.
- Those connected to any human rights or environmental abuses.
- Those who are known racists and/or white supremacists and/or espoused racist beliefs.
For identifying new school names possibilities, the committee will use any of the following criteria:
- Are grounded in social & economic justice.
- Reflect one or more of the five core values of SFUSD: Student-Centered, Fearless, United, Social Justice, Diversity Driven;
- Hold up local contributors vs. national (not strict, but preference).
- Bring joy and healing to the world.
- Are named for people who attended SFUSD schools.
- Recognize San Franciscans who contributed in positive ways to the city.
- Consider the topography of the land and include the location to give deeper appreciation (and use the Ohlone word).
- Honor heritage of unceded ancestral homelands, Indigenous nations, and Indigenous communities.
- Reflect the diversity of peoples who have lived in SF.
- Honor individuals, living or deceased, who have made outstanding contributions to humanity or in defense of Mother Earth.
- Embody concepts and/or values that reflect the district’s five core values: Student-Centered, Fearless, United, Social Justice, and Student-Driven.