No More KKK High School
Please sign petition to change name of a Public School named after the leader of a KKK organization.
Unfortunately, many that represent the American South have inherited the bigotry of their ancestors, who were caught up in the propaganda the wealthy perpetrated upon them such as; it’s patriotic to fight for the rich slave owners who wanted to secede from the Union in order to protect their economic well-being. These slave owners were educated and knew how to create the false idea that kidnapped African human beings were not quite human and therefore could be treated like cattle (which strangely enough, were treated better than the human livestock). It is changing and many with a long history of living in Southern America are starting to ask critical thinking questions like, “why are we maintaining the idea that dark complexions are less than those with lighter pigmentation?” but it’s not fast enough. Perpetuating names of public establishments that were designated during times of insensitive fanaticism, names of those who represented the unequivocal cruelty of the past, is not a way to accelerate the needed changes that are required for equality. Please change the name of this school, just because Nathan Bedford Forrest has a place in history doesn't mean his name should live on as a symbol of the South because he represents all that was brutal and without mercy in Southern culture. We need to celebrate the humanism that went on during those dark days of the Southern Plantations by honoring those brave people who fought against tyranny and there were many.