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'Lynch' removed from name of 2 Portland schools- it is offensive

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posted on Aug, 10 2017 @ 07:31 PM
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Deemed offensive, Lynch will be scrubbed from history making way for a new unoffensive name for the easily offended students and parents.


PORTLAND, Ore. -- The Centennial School Board voted to change the names of three elementary schools in the district Wednesday night over concerns of offensive language.

The change will remove the name "Lynch" from two schools.
www.kgw.com...

Patrick Lynch was not smart enough to change his name before donating the land to the district.


In the late 1800s, Patrick Lynch donated a parcel of land to the district, which is why so many schools included his name. In recent years, district officials said some students and families had complained that the name "Lynch" made them think of the verb, lynch, and the racist connotation behind it.


Some very unintelligent reasons for the name change and some heart felt reasons to keep the name Lynch on the schools.


“I don't think any of you have ever seen a picture where one of your decedents was hanging from a tree,” said one man who testified in favor of the name change.

“I know the majority of you guys are white and it's hard to know how that word could have an effect but it does,” added a young student who testified. “If a simple name change could make students feel safe, then why are we holding back?”

Others who testified, disagreed.

“It was a family,” said one woman. “Lynch was named for a family, not an action.”

“We were Lynch, we will always be Lynch in our hearts and I'd like to see the [political correctness] stop,” added another.


It's for the children.


“We have an equity plan in place in Centennial and we are doing what we believe is right for our children,” said Giard. “We have children of color and we want to make sure they can cross the threshold of those three schools and be comfortable in their surroundings.”




posted on Aug, 10 2017 @ 07:35 PM
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So by default if your sir name is Lynch your deemed offensive......If I was dead.....I would roll over in my grave. But I'm alive and all I can do is laugh.
edit on 10-8-2017 by openyourmind1262 because: (no reason given)



posted on Aug, 10 2017 @ 07:36 PM
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a reply to: seasonal

Just say the "L-word" from now on, please.

The book-burning is at noon, RSVP so they can order "lunch", oops, I mean, noon-meal.


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posted on Aug, 10 2017 @ 07:37 PM
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Loretta Lynch IS offensive!



posted on Aug, 10 2017 @ 07:38 PM
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a reply to: seasonal

Sheesh, it never ends.

They could have just added his first name. Win/win, problem solved.



posted on Aug, 10 2017 @ 07:39 PM
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So the students are too stupid to understand the name Lynch is different from the act of lynching. Why am I not surprised.



I suspect it's the people in charge who are in fact too stupid.



posted on Aug, 10 2017 @ 07:39 PM
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originally posted by: carewemust
Loretta Lynch IS offensive!
I quivered a bit, then threw up my dinner.



posted on Aug, 10 2017 @ 07:40 PM
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a reply to: seasonal

I'm hoping Jane Lynch comes over here to give a civil rights speech. Blow some minds.



posted on Aug, 10 2017 @ 07:40 PM
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originally posted by: Illumimasontruth
a reply to: seasonal

Sheesh, it never ends.

They could have just added his first name. Win/win, problem solved.

Actually they did.

Anyway this is a non-issue. It's their decision. They voted for it.



posted on Aug, 10 2017 @ 07:41 PM
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a reply to: Illumimasontruth

Nope, the vote will be for vanilla (conflict free) puppy dog (non puppy mill) school (unless school is to euro-centrist).



posted on Aug, 10 2017 @ 07:41 PM
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Damnit....care beat me to it.

2 stars for you.


edit on 10-8-2017 by BestinShow because: (no reason given)



posted on Aug, 10 2017 @ 07:42 PM
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I'm glad I moved out of Portland!
Of course, I didn't live in THAT Portland.
Whew.

Bunch of idiots.



posted on Aug, 10 2017 @ 07:42 PM
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originally posted by: Deaf Alien

originally posted by: Illumimasontruth
a reply to: seasonal

Sheesh, it never ends.

They could have just added his first name. Win/win, problem solved.

Actually they did.

Anyway this is a non-issue. It's their decision. They voted for it.


Crap, you're right!

Just more right wing barking at fake liberal bashing news.



posted on Aug, 10 2017 @ 07:43 PM
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What about David Lynch, George Lynch, Merrill-Lynch...?
Does this idiot expect everyone to change their name so as not to offend someone?
People like him should be lynched...metaphorically. Not literally.



posted on Aug, 10 2017 @ 07:44 PM
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I can't wait for the day we're all ordered to go around in black face because white skin is deemed offensive.


The irony will be rich.



posted on Aug, 10 2017 @ 07:45 PM
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originally posted by: seasonal
a reply to: Illumimasontruth

Nope, the vote will be for vanilla (conflict free) puppy dog (non puppy mill) school (unless school is to euro-centrist).


Can't have vanilla. It's too Eurocentric and might constitute a microagression.



posted on Aug, 10 2017 @ 07:51 PM
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What other first or last names might be offensive to a group of people?

Jesus?

Coon?

Dick?

_____?



posted on Aug, 10 2017 @ 07:52 PM
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I guess anything by David Lynch should be deemed offensive now as well? Even tho he's one of the best filmmaker/director/producers of all time? Which btw, I would strongly advise everyone on ATS to check out Twin Peaks, notably season 3, or otherwise known as 'the return of Twin Peaks' as it contains complete ATS material..

When does this sjw crap stop? Will it EVER stop?



posted on Aug, 10 2017 @ 08:03 PM
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originally posted by: ketsuko

originally posted by: seasonal
a reply to: Illumimasontruth

Nope, the vote will be for vanilla (conflict free) puppy dog (non puppy mill) school (unless school is to euro-centrist).


Can't have vanilla. It's too Eurocentric and might constitute a microagression.


Right. Vanilla is white people, and milk is offensive, because white people, and milk is white. Get it? I don't either. I'd never talk # about a Hershey bar because.. Black people. Hell, I would be lynched!

This world has gone insane. Stay indoors when at all possible.
edit on 10-8-2017 by Wookiep because: (no reason given)



posted on Aug, 10 2017 @ 08:34 PM
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a reply to: seasonal

Why do so many people go out of their way to be offended?

More ridiculousness from the Left.



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