Change the name of Nathan Bedford Forrest High School
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Nathan Bedford Forrest High School is a public institution that provides an education for children in Jacksonville, Florida. The man for which this school is named, Nathan Bedford Forrest, was the first Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan and a person who fought violently against equality for all Americans. To celebrate and honor a known racist in this manner is a stain on our public education system. It is cruel and humiliating to require American students to attend an institution that in name glorifies bigotry. This petition is a call to change the name of Nathan Bedford Forrest High School. We demand that our schools honor and celebrate those who stand on the right side of history. Racism and bigotry has no place in our school system.
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