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Washington and Jefferson Schools To Be Renamed Due To Racist Ties

By 102.9 KBLX Staff on June 22, 2020
(Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)

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,”

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