California School bumps Robert E. Lee for Latina

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    RD2, you do realize California stayed loyal to the Union during the late unpleasentness. Why should a California school bear the name of a Confederate hero?
     
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    No I didn't know that, and that is a good piece of historic fact to add to this OP. However, for whatever the reasons, they named the school after him, and just because the anti-confederate tide is rolling along, and picking up steam, does not seem right to change the name to make a few "rebel rousers," excuse the unintentional pun, happy! They pressured the board into making a change on the cusp of an emotional lynch mob mentality sweeping the country. And that is wrong.
     
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    A school bearing the name Peter Burnett, a former Governor has also been changed.
    He endorsed a black exclusion law. This law would have forced former black slaves to leave the state.
     

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