Saturday, November 29, 2008

Progress: N.Y. school renamed to Obama Elementary...and racism

NEW YORK - At the behest of its students, an elementary school near New York City has been renamed after President-elect Barack Obama.

The Hempstead Union Free School District board voted unanimously Thursday night to rename Ludlum Elementary School as Barack Obama Elementary School. The change went into effect immediately, school officials said Friday.

Officials for the Long Island district say they think the school is the country's first to be named after the first African president-elect, although similar efforts to rename schools, parks and streets are under way elsewhere.

Source: MSNBC

Meanwhile there is still racism in America to be eradicated:

Two African students were kicked off the bus in Mississippi by a bus driver who pulled over and put them out beside the road after they simply were talking about the new President-elect after the election. The female white bus driver put students that insisted on saying his name off the bus. A basketball coach from the same school told members of the team that they would be suspended for saying the name Obama.


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