Change the name of "D.W. Griffith" Middle School in East Los Angeles! There is no room for racism in our schools.

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Change the name of "D.W. Griffith" Middle School in East Los Angeles! There is no room for racism in our schools.

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Jose Lara started this petition to Los Angeles Unified School District

It is time we change the name of Griffith Middle School in East Los Angeles. Griffith is actually named after David Wark Griffith (D.W. Griffith)  who is  famous for making a silent movie called "Birth of a Nation" based off a book called the "Clansman" that glorified the KKK.

His film is  responsible for the mass hysteria & helped to create the fictional history of the "White South". His movie led to MASS LYNCHINGS & INCREASED JIM CROW OPPRESSION of Blacks, Natives, Mexicans and other oppressed minorities. 

Our schools should not give honor to D.W. Griffith's legacy of racism. There is no room for racism in our schools. NPR article: Birth of a Nation Film

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