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Virginia School To Decide On Changing Name From Robert E. Lee To Loving Landmark Case

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posted on Dec, 4 2018 @ 08:20 PM
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A high school in Virginia could be renamed to honor Mildred and Richard Loving and their landmark Supreme Court case striking down state bans on interracial marriage.



The Arlington school board voted unanimously to change the school’s name, which was named after Confederate General Robert E. Lee, back in June.
Frank Bellavia, spokesperson for the Arlington School Board, said the proposal to name the school “Washington-Loving” was made by a 21-member committee consisting of community members, students, staff and faculty.



The Loving couple, who legally married in Washington, D.C., in 1958, were later arrested and convicted for violating a state law banning interracial marriages after returning home to Virginia.
(Read more on the Lovings here.) On June 12, 1967, the Supreme Court unanimously ruled in the couple’s favor in Loving v. Virginia, striking down state laws banning interracial marriage.


so what do you think?
good thing or bad?

should they or shouldnt they?

personally i dont care if they do. leave it or not. fine with me
its neither good nor bad. its just a thing

i do think times change though and we, society whatever change with it or get left.

the Loving's story is a powerful one

i will be honest though there is a part of me that does want it to happen but only cause i enjoy people getting all bunged up when it comes to civil war # being changed or taken down.


edit on 4-12-2018 by TinySickTears because: (no reason given)




posted on Dec, 4 2018 @ 08:24 PM
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a reply to: TinySickTears

I dont care really atv all.

I just hope I live long enough to see the demands for the school to change their name away from the Loving couple because they mistreated their electronic appliances or something when that becomes an unforgivable sin in 2060 or so.

Of course by that time, we will alreadyt have had to take all founding fathers names away from being racist bigots, and MLK's name will have to be off everything for being a misogynistic adulterer.

So I am just trying to stay "woke", love all people and electronics and material both animate and inanimate, and maybe someday I can have something named after me!

Well until they find out I consumed energy and becomes a no no!



posted on Dec, 4 2018 @ 08:25 PM
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a reply to: TinySickTears

We'll still celebrate Thanksgiving.

All good......



posted on Dec, 4 2018 @ 08:28 PM
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Can someone show me on the doll where the name of the school hurt them?



posted on Dec, 4 2018 @ 08:33 PM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy
Can someone show me on the doll where the name of the school hurt them?


does your stock comment mean you dont think they should change it



posted on Dec, 4 2018 @ 08:33 PM
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a reply to: JinMI

and... Virginia will still celebrate Robert E. Lee’s Birthday on Lee-Jackson Day.




posted on Dec, 4 2018 @ 08:34 PM
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a reply to: TinySickTears

All joking aside I am indifferent.

If the people feel that strongly, let them change it.

I dont feel Lee is anything to be ashamed of, but I dont live there, so my opinion is irrelevant.



posted on Dec, 4 2018 @ 08:35 PM
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Change it to "Jake E. Lee."
School of Rock!



posted on Dec, 4 2018 @ 08:37 PM
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originally posted by: TinySickTears

originally posted by: DBCowboy
Can someone show me on the doll where the name of the school hurt them?


does your stock comment mean you dont think they should change it


Stock answer;

I think it's a stupid reason to change it.



posted on Dec, 4 2018 @ 08:41 PM
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The Lovings are certainly a deserving couple. There are many Robert E Lee schools, less these days but so long as there are some I'm ok with it. Pretty sure we have enough MLK schools and highways though.



posted on Dec, 4 2018 @ 08:45 PM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy

originally posted by: TinySickTears

originally posted by: DBCowboy
Can someone show me on the doll where the name of the school hurt them?


does your stock comment mean you dont think they should change it


Stock answer;

I think it's a stupid reason to change it.


but the article does not say the reason
just that they voted to change it in June

so what reason is stupid and what would be a good reason if any?

Grambler, i am with you
but i am interested in peoples thoughts

in the end though who cares

Animals, i agree on the MLK thing

i think every city with a population over 7 has an MLK names road

9th ave running through st pete
also MLK Blvd



posted on Dec, 4 2018 @ 09:34 PM
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a reply to: TinySickTears

I can only speculate as to why they want to change the name, and my speculation includes hurt feefee's.



posted on Dec, 4 2018 @ 09:44 PM
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If we can name an airport after Reagan (oh the irony) then all bets are off.
And hey, we even stripped a founding father's name off to do it.
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posted on Dec, 4 2018 @ 10:34 PM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

I sure chain. Oh, these dolls dont have chains or scabs and marks from whips.

But like your statement, its the thought that counts.



posted on Dec, 4 2018 @ 11:00 PM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy
Can someone show me on the doll where the name of the school hurt them?


WINNER!



posted on Dec, 4 2018 @ 11:04 PM
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originally posted by: imitator
a reply to: JinMI

and... Virginia will still celebrate Robert E. Lee’s Birthday on Lee-Jackson Day.



Not sure about that. I live and teach in the OP county. At least in this part of the state (which is basically an extension of downtown DC/Capitol Hill), things are getting more Scream-At-The-Sky Liberal by the day.



posted on Dec, 4 2018 @ 11:06 PM
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originally posted by: Asktheanimals
Pretty sure we have enough MLK schools and highways though.


This is an excellent point, ATA.



posted on Dec, 4 2018 @ 11:40 PM
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So: Why change the name and not dedicate somewhere new to the couple?

If the reason is to honor the couple, it should be quite easy to name a road, an interchange, and new city or county building.

Better yet: erect a monument and dedicate it to them. That way it has a singular purpose.

Personally the only changes I'd like to see in schools isn't the names of them, but making education better for the students.



posted on Dec, 5 2018 @ 01:23 AM
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I'm not American, but am uneasy with the lack of context when bowing down to name changes, statues being torn down, and the general inability of people to place facts in their time and place. In the UK some people would have all historic monuments removed because "... people 4,000 years ago may have not cleaned their teeth and that's a terrible lesson kids nowadays".

Anyway, names change. I live near the Cathedral city of Salisbury, which used to be called Searobyrig (sp) a thousand plus years ago, but I guess that's evolutionary change.



posted on Dec, 5 2018 @ 03:03 AM
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Well, at least it isn't going to be called Marilyn Manson high school or Lee Harvey Oswald Prep.

My old high school went through several name changes in the last 40 years (Mostly because it was always going into special measures for being a mess).


As long as the kids come out the other side having learned something, it doesn't matter what it's called.



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