First They Came for Confederate Generals, Then for Black Conservatives
11-27-18, * -- The Benjamin Carson High School of Science and Medicine near the Detroit Medical Center in Illinois USA has an ambitious program of preparing its mostly African-American students for careers in medicine. The school honors ‘Dr Benjamin Carson’ [here] in the name of the school. Detroit youth are reminded that, like the acclaimed neuro surgeon, their career dreams are also achievable.
Or maybe not. The Detroit school board voted to rename the school under guidelines that say a school can be renamed when it doesn’t reflect the student population or when “information newly discovered about the current name of the school is negative in nature.”
A Democrat is leading the charge to remove Dr Carson’s name from the school. LaMar Lemmons who said, “Quite frankly, it is a political thing. We named a school after an individual who is in the Trump administration. When you align yourself with Trump it’s a direct affront to the city of Detroit and the students of Detroit.” He also insisted that having a medical sciences school named after a person who supports President Trump is “synonymous with having Trump’s name on our school in blackface.”
Ben Carson isn’t the only African-American conservative being targeted by the renaming squad. Last month, a petition to change the name of Savannah College of Art and Design's Clarence Thomas Center for Historic Preservation received favorable media coverage. [The building was named after Thomas because he had served there as an altar boy.]
The petition was put forward by a former female student named Sage Lucero. Her illiterate petition demanded that the Center be renamed after Anita Hill, "A woman who stood up for herself despite being denied of true justice. Justice Thomas "wrongfully won against a woman’s word." [..snip]
Lamar’s story, like Carson’s story and Thomas’ story is not the story that the media is interested in. It took protests from Capitol Hill for Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture to include Clarence Thomas.
It’s political correctness and it doesn’t actually fight racism or discrimination; it implements it. African-Americans are the group most frequently abused as a pretext for political correctness and so African-American conservatives pose the greatest threat to the power of political correctness.
Students at Benjamin Carson High School of Science and Medicine are ultimately being told that they shouldn’t learn from Carson’s journey or adopt his values. They shouldn’t aspire to be successful surgeons, but aggrieved victims whose only purpose is to serve as foot soldiers in the culture wars of their leftist masters.
Erasing Thomas and Carson also erases the identities of countless African-American conservatives, the history of their conservatism and their values. Black leftist activists are given power by white leftists in order to keep other African-Americans in line. By destroying the past and present of African-American conservatism, the Left hopes to destroy its future.
*Excerpted & adapted full original message from Daniel Greenfield here
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