NAACP Spokesman Compares Robert E. Lee Name Change to the Ku Klux Klan

 

MIDLAND, TX – Midland's NAACP Chapter has responded to options given for the renaming of Robert E. Lee High School. 

According to a press release, on Sept. 21, Eddie V. Rabb of Midland's NAACP said he is not happy with the name change of Lee High School. Last week Midland ISD School board revealed the two choices for name change: Legacy of Equality and Excellence (L.E.E.) High School or Lee Carver High School. 

Rabb says these two will not be a change at all.

"Naming the schools L.E.E. or Midland Carver Lee will lead to the community continuing to refer to the name of the school as “Lee”.  Consider the Ku Klux Klan (referred to as the KKK).  If this organization changes its name to “Kind Kids Kampaign” (and still be referred to as the KKK), the connotation would still cause citizens to associate it with the Ku Klux Klan and affiliate the new organization to the old," stated Rabb in a release from the NAACP. "It will be an insult to the local African American community who have tried to get rid of this name since its inception for the name change to not reflect the spirit of the vote to disassociate the name with Confederate General & First General to Surrender during the Civil War Robert E Lee."

Rabb also complains that the renaming committee had secret meetings and under represented the black voice. 

"We object to populating the committee that recommends the name change with those who were against the name change as they inevitably would try to keep some aspect of the original name," stated Rabb "We object to the secret meetings with certain committee members to determine strategy for keeping the name at the private home of a supporter for keeping the name. We object to the placatory members of the African American community who were selected because of their sympathy with the original name and also to later be used by those who use these actions to state that the process was fair and justified."

Rabb finished by stating "It will be an insult to the local African American community who have tried to get rid of this name since its inception for the name change to not reflect the spirit of the vote to disassociate the name with Confederate General & First General to Surrender during the Civil War Robert E Lee. This process will show the world that southern backroom politics are still alive in Midland, Texas.  This process will also be an embarrassment for the citizens of Midland, that while other communities all over the country are getting rid of the stigma of association with traitors to the United States of America, that Midlanders are actively trying to find ways to keep the association and that it lacks of sensitivity and rebukes decency."

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Welcome to the proud south. Our heritage is greater than yours will ever be.

Why not just call it Saggy pants high or Hands in the air high(:(:(:

"We object to the placatory members of the African American community who were selected because of their sympathy with the original name.."
"This process will also be an embarrassment for the citizens of Midland..."
- Rabid Rabb

Rabb is a radical "actively trying to find ways" to push his agenda using the heartstrings of guilt and threats of "embarrassment" to force a community to destroy its past. His "rebukes" certainly lack sensitivity to the unalterable nature of that past, and in giving air to the proposition of changing that school's name, now the door has been opened for further blame, criticism, and perhaps even violence, towards those who oppose what shows itself, more and more, to be a totalitarian agenda.

We would misunderstand Rabb if we supposed that he honestly thought those who disagree with his assessment of the situation are racists. Rabb obviously puts Black people first - or at least, at a close second to his own agenda. For Rabb, this is about gaining control, principles be damned - and not even being Black is a legitimate reason for disagreement in this person's eyes.

This is an attack.

ironic, Tue, 09/22/2020 - 06:16

"This process will also be an embarrassment for the citizens of Midland," The process is an embarrassment, the people of Midland ARE embarrassed; they are embarrassed at the fact this has happened at all, and that they are bending to the will of the vocal minority as opposed to listening to the majority and kicking this whole thing into touch from the get go!

going to be more and more demands from the blacks. Nothing will ever be enough.

...Yet, it's true. Could it be that some vocal minority within the Black community have, themselves, not outgrown their own prejudices? If so, then how am I to rightfully "correct" you for responding in kind? How could you be the victimizer of as powerful a group as Blacks in America?

Even now, the eyes of president #44 may be watching your digital metadata with a baleful expression...

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