President Obama has received many honors and recently just found out he’s about to get another one. According to The Hill, Jefferson Davis a public school in Mississippi will be renamed in honor of him. Nearly 98 percent of the schools population is African American.
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The president of the school Janelle Jefferson said, “Jefferson Davis, although infamous in his own right, would probably not be too happy about a diverse school promoting the education of the very individuals he fought to keep enslaved being named after him.” The school decided to change the name because of what Obama stands for.
Board President Camille Simms said, “I wholeheartedly agree with the name.” The name change will happen next year and many at the school are excited about it. The issue of the school name change comes at a time where the debate of moving Confederate statues is also happening.
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11 Reasons We Are Thankful For President Barack Obama
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1. We’ll never forget the moment President Obama said Trayvon Martin could have been his son.
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2. And let’s not forget President Obama was the man behind capturing and killing Al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden.
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3. He also rejoiced when the Supreme Court ruled in favor of protecting same-sex marriage.
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4. He always gets his hands a little dirty.
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5. He genuinely, wholeheartedly, loves the kids.
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6. Plus, he’s all about b-ball.
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7. He made two of our favorite players the happiest men on Earth.
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8. … And what a beautiful example for men on how to treat the ladies in your life.
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9. There will never be another as suave as President Obama & for that alone, we’re thankful.
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10. He gave us hope…
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President Obama To Have School Named After Him was originally published on RickeySmileyMorningShow.com