The petty vengeance of the political left is on full display in Motown where following last week’s midterm elections, the local school board took aim at a high-profile member of the Trump administration.
In a Wednesday vote, the Detroit school board voted to continue the cultural cleansing that began with Confederate war statues and has now expanded to include everyone and anything that is incompatible with their extremist ideology by renaming several schools including one that bears the name of US Housing And Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson, a nice guy and a humanitarian man whose conservativism has earned him the derisive label of an “Uncle Tom” for being a successful black man.
Dr. Carson became a national name for his prowess as a neurosurgeon and ended up as one of the contestants battling for the Republican party nomination in 2016 which was won by then-political novice Donald Trump.
Not one to nurture grudges, Carson refused to join the embittered Trump-haters like Jeb! and John Kasich and their ilk and threw his support behind the man who would be elected as president. He was rewarded with a cabinet position in the new administration and the left never forgave him.
Now it has come to this.
The Detroit school board voted Tuesday to begin the process for renaming several buildings in the district, including the Benjamin Carson High School of Science and Medicine. https://t.co/quoHoMDzGL
— The Detroit News (@detroitnews) November 14, 2018
Via The Detroit News, “Name change eyed for Benjamin Carson High, other Detroit schools”:
The Detroit school board voted Tuesday to begin the process for renaming several buildings in the district, including the Benjamin Carson High School of Science and Medicine.
The panel this year approved a new policy to commemorate, name and rename school facilities.
Under the measure, the board can opt to change a school’s name to honor “individuals who have made a significant contribution to the enhancement of education,” according to the district. The board also can select another name under circumstances that include when a building is newly built or redesigned, where the name no longer reflects the current student population or “the community of the geographic area where the school is located requests a name change that more closely aligns with the history of the locality, or information newly discovered about the current name of the school is negative in nature.”
Citing those guidelines, the recommendation Tuesday involved four buildings — the Carson site, Harms Elementary School, Frederick Douglass Academy for Young Men and Detroit School of the Arts, — as well as three new programs, including one at Marygrove, the Latin School or Catherine Ferguson Academy for Young Women.
Board member LaMar Lemmons had pushed to rename Carson school, which is named after the Housing and Urban Development secretary and former Republican presidential candidate who graduated from the district.
Whether this offshoot of the American Taliban goes through with it is still up in the air but the very idea is nauseating and very typical of the power-hungry fanaticism of the modern left.