With all the systemic racism in the United States, when will Frederick do the right thing and change the names of public schools named after slave owners?

I know it's something that Frederick doesn't want to touch! Watch the documentary titled "Up from the Meadows." It gives a history of Black Americans in Frederick County. It can be found in the local library and the Frederick Visitors Center.

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Burgessdr

Ms. Fossett. FYI. Frederick has an apartment building/hotel, a baseball stadium, a shopping mall, a strip mall, a VFW post, a street ("parkway"), a monument, etc. all named after one slaver owner from Frederick who was also a lawyer and opposed free speech about abolition of slavery and said that the right to own slaves was a more important right than free speech. Who was he? Hint, hint. National Anthem. But you are right, Frederick will not do the right thing about him.

jerseygrl42

"systemic racism"....you know not what you speak; but we surely do have systemic crime

threecents

Jersey, You are joking.

corgikid

Changing some school names will eradicate something that does not exist.

threecents

Corgi, Changing TJ's name would end an aspect of the county's public celebration of Thomas Johnson - so that would eradicate something that does exist.[cool]

jwhamann

Change Frederick's name... there were slaves here.

jsklinelga

I found a quote by Judge Nap pertinent. "We also run the risk of demanding such human perfection as a precondition to erecting an instrument of memory that only Jesus Christ can meet the standard." Never forget in this world that produced Hitler, Stalin, Mao Tse Tung , in modern times and countless others throughout history that enslaved whole populations, these men created a government that allows you the freedom to condemn the government. They may not have been perfect but neither was the world they lived in. But they help create the greatest force for world wide civil rights ever known in human history..

DickD

" Never forget in this world that produced Hitler, Stalin, Mao Tse Tung , in modern times and countless others throughout history that enslaved whole populations, these men created a government that allows you the freedom to condemn the government." And then came Trump! You left him out, Jim!

corgikid

Trump enslaving us? Are you serious? The enslavement is coming from the democrat party, BLM, antifa, and the MSM. You will either act, think, talk, and behave the way they demand, or you will be locked up, after they ruin your life. Biden and his new cabinet consisting of Omar, AOC, Talib, and other Marxists will institute change beyond your comprehension sir.

threecents

Corki, You are too funny.

threecents

Dick, I can't remember Hitler, Stalin, and Mao Tse Tung without statues of them and high schools named after them.

BigAl

Did you ever read the oath that the confederate generals took after they graduated from West Point and accepted commissions as officers? They were traitors and deserve ignominy rather than honor. Name schools after heroes.

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