Renaming Craze Hits Richmond

, Malcolm A. Kline, Leave a comment

In the one-time capital of the confederacy, officials have renamed an elementary school. “When students at J.E.B. Stuart Elementary School in Richmond, Va., return from their summer break, they will no longer be studying at a school named after a Confederate general who fought for the rights of slave owners in the Civil War,” Christine Hauser reported in The New York Times. “Instead, members of the 400-strong student body, about 90 percent of whom are black, will be attending Barack Obama Elementary School.”