Why Dallas ISD's Removal of Confederate Names From Schools Is Simply the Right Thing to Do

We applaud Dallas ISD trustees' smart but controversial recommendation to change the name of elementary schools that honor Confederate generals who led the fight to keep slavery.We understand the sense of urgency that made the district speed up its usual process: There's been a resurgence of these tributes being used as symbols of white supremacy.No student should suffer the daily indignity of attending schools whose names celebrate those leading the cause of keeping a race of people in bondage. That's particularly true in DISD, where 86 percent of the students are black or Hispanic.  Continue reading...

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