TREES COULD BE OFFENSIVE ACCORDING TO THIS SCHOOL…
A school in one of the most left-wing cities in America, Portland Oregon has delayed naming their mascot as a ‘tree’ in fear that it might be offensive to some students…
The school which is named after the famous African American activist and reporter, Ida B. Wells who reported many lynchings is now saying that trees could offend students at the school.
Ida B. Wells-Barnett High School was supposed to vote on a new mascot during a school board vote but one board member was concerned about the imagery of a TREE.
The mascot was going to be named after the “Evergreen” trees. Some of the members on the board began to speculate that some people could be offended by the connection of trees and the person that covered lynchings as a reporter.
“I’m wondering if there was any concern with the imagery there, in using a tree … as our mascot?” Director Michelle DePass of the Portland Public Schools Board of Education system said at the meeting.
“I think everyone comes with blind spots and I think that might’ve been a really big blind spot,” she continued in saying.
Martin Osborne, who is African-American, was one of the committee members who was involved in picking the announcement of a mascot said the mascot “had nothing to do with the horrible history of lynching in the United States. Lynching trees typically are not evergreens.”
“We did talk about it, but we were looking at the symbolism more as a tree of life, than a tree of death,” Martin Osborne said.
Michelle DePass then moved in the committee to contact Ida B. Wells-Barnett’s family to make sure nothing OFFENSIVE came with the name of the mascot.
If the confirmation is okay, they will proceed with naming the mascot during the next meeting.
Remember when people didn’t care so much?
Remember when people didn’t search for things to be offended about?
Remember when people were more concerned about patriotism than being offended?
That country no longer exists. Welcome to woke-America ladies and gentlemen….
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