Elementary named after treasonous racist to be rechristened as Barack Obama Magnet school
As president of the Confederate States during the American Civil War, Jefferson Davis’s most noteworthy achievement may have been his talent for making enemies. Much like a certain current POTUS whose last name rhymes with “Chump,” Davis was wildly unpopular, showed favoritism toward his friends and supporters, hated anyone who didn’t agree with him and was a racist. Which explains why a school in Mississippi, which bears the name of the Confederate leader who was later arrested for treason, would be anxious to revamp its moniker.
On Tuesday evening, Janelle Jefferson, PTA president of Davis Magnet IB — a predominantly black school in Mississippi named for Jefferson Davis — announced that it would be rechristening the school Barack Obama Magnet IB, according to The Clarion-Ledger:
“Jefferson Davis, although infamous in his own right, would probably not be too happy about a diverse school promoting the education of the very individuals he fought to keep enslaved being named after him,” she told the board.
A demographic breakdown of Davis Magnet’s enrollment for the 2017 school lists 98 percent of the school’s students as black.
Jefferson said that the community wanted the school’s name “to reflect a person who fully represents ideals and public stances consistent with what we want our children to believe about themselves.”
So… Donald Trump Magnet IB was never an option?