Washington and Jefferson Schools To Be Renamed Due To Racist Ties
By 102.9 KBLX Staff on June 22, 2020
Some communities in California are moving to rename schools that some say glorify a racist past. In Berkeley, for example, the school board has voted to change the names of Washington and Jefferson elementary schools because both men owned slaves.
Ka’Dijah Brown, a Berkeley Unified school board member who wrote the district’s resolution said
“This is the first — but not the last — of our work-around ensuring that we move from the thought of equity to excellence,”