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San Francisco Education Official Calls for Renaming ‘George Washington High School’ Because He Owned Slaves

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George Washington High School in San Francisco may soon get another name, if San Francisco Board of Education president Matt Haney has anything to say about it.

Haney says he was inspired by San Francisco 49ers backup quarterback Colin Kaepernick, now famous for sitting during the “Star Spangled Banner” in protest against what he says is America’s systemic oppression of minorities. Haney will submit a proposition as early as next week asking that a handful of schools be renamed after people of color, LGBT figures and women.

He suggested, on Facebook on Sunday, that George Washington High should be the first on the chopping block. Haney wrote that the school should rebrand as  “Maya Angelou High” because George Washington, besides being the founder of our great nation, was a slaveholder. Target number two: Francis Scott Key Elementary, named after the man who penned the national anthem Kaepernick is refusing to honor. – READ MORE

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