The Detroit News is reporting Wednesday that the Detroit school board has set in motion a process to rename several buildings in the school district, including the Benjamin Carson High School of Science and Medicine.
The Detroit school board voted Tuesday to begin the process for renaming several buildings in the district, including the Benjamin Carson High School of Science and Medicine. https://t.co/quoHoMDzGL
— The Detroit News (@detroitnews) November 14, 2018
Normally when we do these stories, the schools have names associated with Confederate generals, but at least one board member is pushing to have the Housing and Urban Development secretary’s name removed because he’s associated with the Trump administration:
LaMar Lemmons cited the neurosurgeon’s name being added when the district was under an emergency financial manager, saying some residents objected to Carson representing the city.
Residents “don’t support the (Trump) administration,” he said.
What is this new policy? One criterion for changing a building’s name is if “information newly discovered about the current name of the school is negative in nature.” If that’s not the reason the board is citing, we can’t find the one that applies.
Trying to imagine how this would play out in the media if an enormously successful black liberal was having his name removed from schools. But hey, Carson went Republican so he’s fair game now. Get him! https://t.co/YsJgRHLAIU
— Jesse Kelly (@JesseKellyDC) November 14, 2018
I've criticized Ben Carson a great deal, and I'm not a fan. But this move by the school board is graceless, obnoxious and disrespectful to Carson's honorable achievements before entering politics. https://t.co/SkWWnEmkDL
— Jim Geraghty (@jimgeraghty) November 14, 2018
The man separated conjoined twins https://t.co/lVdxxRnJA6
— Peter J. Hasson (@peterjhasson) November 15, 2018
Detroit schools are garbage, they are failing and broke. But God forbid one of them be named after a successful black man who managed to go through them and become a world renown surgeon because he's also conservative. To change that, they have money to burn. #3rdWorldPolitics https://t.co/yslDrUlxJA
— Derek Hunter (@derekahunter) November 14, 2018
Ben Carson is one of the most accomplished surgeons in American history. But, sure, why would you want to have your school of science and medicine named after him? Makes total sense. https://t.co/BFRbC3Jqz6
— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) November 14, 2018
Just when I thought Detroit couldn't get any worse. It doesn't hurt Dr. Carson, but it sure hurts the kids you won't be able buy books or pencils for after you waste money on this. And we already know you don't give a crap about them.
— Kellie Myers (@u2fergus) November 14, 2018
Just another reason why Detroit is just awful.
— Chris???? (@Mad_Croat33) November 14, 2018
Ben Carson has done nothing controversial that merits the removal of his name from the school. This incident further illustrates the utter distain and hatred of liberal blacks towards conservative blacks.
— Uri Blago (@UriBlago) November 14, 2018
The Carson Scholars program has done more to educate poor children than any of the pieces of garbage on the Detroit school board ever could. https://t.co/yslDrUlxJA
— Derek Hunter (@derekahunter) November 15, 2018
How petty and pathetic. https://t.co/J9jWzfw9bW
— Cam Edwards (@CamEdwards) November 14, 2018
This is shameful and more Orwellian than any nutty policy he advocates. https://t.co/0QK7RDdlTD
— Trace Urdan (@Trace_Urdan) November 14, 2018
No one accused the Detroit school board of being brain surgeons. https://t.co/oYn9TSMxLa
— GoSellCrazy… (@rrobertschwartz) November 15, 2018
HOLY CRAP! The Root writer decries Roseanne's racism, but look what she said about Ben Carson (it's BAD) https://t.co/Wh5KRY6gpQ
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) May 29, 2018