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Florida School gets F in Non-Racism (and teaching students!)

November 4, 2008
FHS mascot, the Confederate Rebel 

FHS' mascot, the Confederate Rebel

The Duval County, FL school board voted Monday not to change the name of Nathan Bedford Forrest High School, despite Forrest’s status as Confederate general and KKK leader. Defeated 5-2, only the board’s two black members cast votes to change the name.

Incidentally, Forrest High School has also received two consecutive F grades on state assessments. Perhaps the specter of vicious, ignorant racism is stunting the student body?

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