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New Jersey school district renames Woodrow Wilson High School, citing ‘racist values'

Added 01-27-22 05:18:02am EST - “Several community members had raised concerns about the school being named after Wilson, an early 20th century Democrat who "expressed and demonstrated racist values."” - Nypost.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nypost.com: “New Jersey school district renames Woodrow Wilson High School, citing ‘racist values’”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

A New Jersey school district is changing the name of Woodrow Wilson High School due to the former president’s “racist values.”

The Camden City School District changed high school’s name during Tuesday’s school board meeting, according to NJ.com.

The change will be official when the 2022-2023 school year begins, and the school will be named “Eastside High School.”

Several community members had raised concerns about the school being named after Wilson, an early 20th century Democrat who “expressed and demonstrated racist values,” district Superintendent Katrina McCombs told the news outlet. 

“The renaming of Woodrow Wilson High School has clearly shown us all to never give up and to continue to push forward until change happens. … Again, I want to say thank you to the committee, to the leadership of the committee and to our students for exercising their voices as well,” McCombs said at Tuesday’s meeting, according to the report.

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