Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Fla. high school retains Klan leader's name

High school keeps Klan leader's name - Race & ethnicity- msnbc.com

Confederate general and ex-Grand Wizard is branded 'terrorist and racist'

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A Florida school board voted late Monday night to keep the name of a Confederate general and early Ku Klux Klan leader at a majority black high school, despite opposition from a black board member who said the school's namesake was a "terrorist and racist."

After hearing about three hours of public comments, Duval County School Board members voted 5-2 to the retain the name of Nathan Bedford Forrest High School. The board's two black members cast the only votes to change the name...