Change the Name of Robert E Lee High School in Jacksonville, FL

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Change the Name of Robert E Lee High School in Jacksonville, FL

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Todd Stevens started this petition to Duval County School District and

America's foundation has been shaken in 2020. Two horrific acts have been taken on innocent African American men: Ahmaud Arbery and George Floyd. There has been plenty of awareness on the subject of racism; however, it's time to do something. 

Robert E. Lee High School is named after a famous Confederate General. Just 50 years ago, until 1970, African Americans weren't even allowed to attend Robert E. Lee. Integrating the school was a step forward in 1970. Yet, the recent murders of innocent civilians has set America back 50 years.

Robert E. Lee's name is a social stigma that haunts Jacksonville as it is a constant reminder of the racism and hate that exists today. 70% of the students that attend Robert E. Lee are African American. Many of whom don't have the choice to go to another school since Lee is their neighboring school. Take action and participate in one small win for America by helping petition and fund changing the name of Robert E. Lee High School.

The students of Jacksonville deserve to go to a school they're proud of going to- named after a man whose legacy positively impacts people of color. Not a monster who didn't even want to see them as free men and women. America needs to see positive viral news for the first time in 2020. America needs to see this High School be renamed after a historical African American man. 

 

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