Dale Jackson: Huntsville City Schools should change Lee High School’s name to Donald J. Trump High School
Confederate General Robert E. Lee is canceled.
We already know this, but Huntsville City Schools is ready to get in on the game.
WAAY-31 reports that Superintendent Christie Finley has announced a proposal to rename Lee High School, obviously named after Robert E. Lee, to something else.
What will that be? It’s unknown, but here are the issues the board will run into moving forward:
- People who don’t want these names changed
- The Alabama Monument Preservation Act that makes changing these names is a little harder than one might think
- Lee High alumni who don’t want their school’s name changed so they don’t lose the history that goes along with it
There is no way to please all of these people, unless you change the name of the school to something that allows it to keep the “Lee High” shorthand.
So, the author of “To Kill A Mockingbird,” Harper Lee?
That’s about it.
But what if Huntsville City Schools went in another direction?
What if they changed the name of the school to “President Donald J. Trump High School?”
The argument against this move writes itself. It’s a school with 79% minority enrollment and it sits in a district that sends liberals to the school board and Statehouse.
But, the choice of this particular American president might send a message that people who demand we engage in this cancel culture nonsense might not always like the change that comes out on the other side.
If we started proposing things like this, maybe we could end this scourge.