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Immigration Activists Object to Renaming Chicago School After ‘Oppressor’ Barack Obama

Immigration Activists Object to Renaming Chicago School After ‘Oppressor’ Barack Obama

“We feel that Barack Obama did disservice to us.”

When Obama isn’t sufficiently woke for the left, we are in serious trouble.

FOX News reports:

Activists protest renaming Chicago school after ‘oppressor’ Barack Obama

Immigration activists are objecting to renaming a Chicago school after Barack Obama.

“I will not be part of renaming a school after someone who did not and does not represent the undocumented community,” said District 60 school board member Edgar Castellanos, who says he came to the U.S. as an undocumented child, according to ABC 7 Chicago.

Waukegan’s Board of Education met Tuesday evening to debate renaming Thomas Jefferson Middle School and Daniel Webster Middle School, after it was decided the historical figures either owned slaves or supported slavery.

One of the top contenders for Thomas Jefferson Middle School’s new name is that of the first Black president, Barack Obama, and former First Lady Michelle. But that name is drawing the ire of immigration activists and some in the Latino community. Activists staged a protest outside the board meeting Tuesday.

“From the time Barack Obama became President until 2017 when he left, he today is still the highest-ranking president with deportations in our nation,” said Julie Contreras, who runs shelters for immigrant children at the U.S.-Mexico border. She said Obama failed to deliver on his promises on immigration.

“We feel that Barack Obama did disservice to us. He denied us, and he didn’t stop the deportations, the way he promised,” Contreras continued.


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Wow. We are really headed for trouble if we keep going down this path.

Pocono Chuck | April 1, 2021 at 10:46 pm

At first, I laughed, given it was April 1st.

But I am not laughing any longer.

By raising the bar, schools will only be named after geography, street names, or neighborhoods. How about naming them after whomever bids the most for buying the naming rights (like pro sports stadia)?