Texas was of course part of the Confederacy. But people may not know that in the future, as the campaign to eradicate all memory of the South as a cultural and political entity marches forward even in Houston:
The Houston school board voted 5-4 Thursday to rename four campuses named after Confederate loyalists and postponed decisions on four others amid community concerns.
Not to worry, moonbat totalitarians. The other four will follow down the Memory Hole in due time.
Trustees agreed to kickstart the process of renaming Henry Grady, Richard Dowling and Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson middle schools and Robert E. Lee High School.
These historical figures have been officially condemned to erasure for failing to comply with today’s standards of political correctness.
Sidney Lanier is one who temporarily escaped the Memory Hole…
Newly elected trustee Jolanda Jones, who represents Lanier, posted Wednesday on Twitter that she supported changing the school’s name.
However, students and their parents rose to Lanier’s defense:
Sidney Lanier, they said, is better known as a poet than as a soldier in the Confederate army.
It doesn’t matter what he was known for. He fought to defend his homeland, so he was a thought criminal. Soon he will be consigned to oblivion.
This isn’t about history. It’s about race.
All five minority trustees voted for the name changes. …
Before the vote, James Douglas, president of the NAACP of Houston, urged trustees to eliminate Confederate loyalists from school names.
Imagine if whites were as prone to racism and totalitarianism as blacks. We would erase them altogether. If demographic trends continue, it will be whites who suffer that fate. The Third World inhabitants of future America will not know that whites ever existed.
On tips from Varla and Torcer.