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Taking another step forward in the South

Last Friday, browsing Social Reader on my smartphone while waiting on my daughter to get out of school, I ran across a story about a recent controversy over the renaming of Nathan Bedford Forrest High School in Jacksonville, Florida. This story aligns with other stories that I’ve written about here before, like the school that finally integrated their prom in 2013, because schools are often the front lines of how communities socialize their children and perpetuate their ideals. Opened in 1959, Forrest High School was named for a Confederate general who then… Read more Taking another step forward in the South