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New Jersey Continues Efforts to Erase Founding Fathers: Removes Jefferson From Elementary School Name

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An elementary school in New Jersey is joining the woke trend to erase our Founding Fathers. Jefferson Elementary School in South Orange, New Jersey, named to honor the man who wrote the Declaration of Independence, will be renamed Delia Bolden Elementary School.  Bolden was the first black woman to graduate high school from the area.

For Marxism to take hold, everything that came before it must be burnt to the ground.  The actions of today’s radical leftists makes it clear they are committed to erasing our history whether it is through through name changes, statue removal or other methods to eradicate the American story.

 

In April, The Gateway Pundit reported on plans of the recently created federal task force, the ‘Derogatory Geographic Names Task Force’ to rename 660 mountains, rivers and landmarks to remove ‘racist’ language.

Rather than addressing rampant crime, taxes and corruption, Lori Lightfoot’s Chicago renamed Daniel Boone Elementary School because he owned slaves and for his treatment of Indians.  Chicago has throughly embraced this cancel-culture.

Tragically, the military has embraced woke-culture.  Navy brass announced plans to look into renaming an ‘offensive’ Antietam cruiser, named after a Civil War Union victory that let to Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation.

There was even a petition to try to rename St. Louis.

Fox News reports:

An elementary school in New Jersey is changing its name after a successful year-long campaign to end its association with Thomas Jefferson due to his slave ownership.

Jefferson Elementary School in South Orange, New Jersey, is being renamed to Delia Bolden Elementary School to honor the first Black woman to graduate high school in the area, according to NJ Advance Media.

The name was selected by the student body from a list of choices. Many of the proposed names were of individuals related to the local area while others had no reference to a person living or dead.

Alternative choices included “Ruth Bader Ginsberg Elementary School” and “New Legacy Elementary School.”

“I want to make that point that Thomas Jefferson owned over 600 slaves,” board member Qawi Telesford said at a June meeting on the issue. “He freed two while he was alive and seven after he died, which basically means I have a 1.5% chance of being free in Thomas Jefferson’s world. So, I am not thankful to him. I am thankful to the people who made sure that I could actually be free and be on the board with you today.”

 

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