School Board Removes ‘Lynch’ from 3 School Names to Not Appear Racist

(Breitbart) An Oregon school district has decided to remove the word “lynch” from three school names due to the negative association the word carries with lynching despite the fact that the schools were named after a family who donated land for the schools to be founded.

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Lynch Meadows Elementary, Lynch Woods Elementary and Lynch View Elementary in the Centennial School District in Oregon will all undergo name changes after a successful campaign for change due to the negative associations of the word “lynch.” The schools were named after Patrick Lynch, a benefactor who donated land to establish the schools in the late 1800s.

… Lynch View Elementary will be changed to Patrick Lynch Elementary. Despite this, some are questioning why the changes are necessary at all. “I think my grandfather would have liked me to stand up for the family name a little bit,” David Hayes, a descendant of Patrick Lynch, told a local news station. “[Schools] are in the business of education so they should be able to educate people that a name and history have a certain meaning versus what other people have tried to turn it into.”

“I’m just disheartened because where will it stop?” local resident Vicki Burnside told a local news station. “Any moment someone could be offended by any name. Do we keep changing the name of everything? That would be the question, right?”

Others in the community are behind the decision. District Superintendent Paul Coakley argues that because the district is has become increasingly diverse with regards to ethnicity, the change is necessary to ensure that they feel welcome. “Our diversity is increasing every year, with families coming in from Northeast Portland and out of state, so [the names] needed to be looked at,” Coakley said…

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  • patricia_redman

    More nonsense from the liberal left. Ridiculous!

  • Janelle

    Does this mean Loretta needs to change her last name?? Don’t the folks who come up with this nonsense have more than five brain cells???

  • Rolpho Signetti

    Orygun! My beloved state! No gender classification on driver’s license’s, take all implied Native American(read injun’s) identity from sport teams, homeless capital of the west coast, and dozen’s more liberal, progressive, tolerant, politically correct, rewrite history, snowflake… caly-for-ni-a wanna be’s. this use to be a great state to live… not no more! LOOK AT US AMERICA! This is going to be you! Unless you change your ways! After all! We want to be wierd!

  • Kate Allen

    okie snowflakes, return the land!

  • David Schlemmer

    Coakley should change his name it offensive to me he should payback the family for the land at current market value

  • robin

    This is the school board, they should be recalled for being stupid and ungrateful to the family that donated the land. I’m gonna follow this story and if this town it dumb enough to allow a school board to do something like this, than its no wonder children today are growing up to be a bunch of blubbering idiots. Our school systems are crippling our children. Give the communist school a cleansing and get rid of them and keep the name LYNCH.