Virginia School Board Votes To Reinstate Schools’ Confederate Names

On May 10, 2024, a school board in Virginia voted to restore the original Confederate names of two public schools.

The Shenandoah County School Board voted 5-1 in favor of this move to bring back Confederate names. This is apparently the first type of move to bring back Confederate names in institutions and public spaces since the Black Lives Matter mania of 2020.

The vote overturns the board’s decision in 2020 to remove the local elementary and high schools’ connections with Civil War-era Confederate leaders such as Stonewall Jackson, Robert E. Lee and Turner Ashby.

As a result of this new decision, Mountain View High School will  go back to being called Stonewall Jackson High School and Honey Run Elementary School will revert to its previous name of Ashby-Lee Elementary School.

The Coalition for Better Schools, a local conservative organization, was at the forefront of the campaign to reinstate the Confederate names. In a letter to the school board, the group said “that revisiting this decision is essential to honor our community’s heritage and respect the wishes of the majority.”

For once, the right has a small victory. The effort to erase Confederate history is part of the Cultural Left’s broader campaign to annihilate American history, aka the history of European Americans who built this country. It’s just that the Confederates are low-hanging fruit due to their connection with the institution of slavery. 

Make no mistake about it, the removal of Confederate monuments and renaming of public institutions and spaces is merely the first step. Subsequent white American figures — ranging from the Founding Fathers to modern-day heroes like Henry Ford — will be the next targets for these iconoclastic freaks. 

The Right must be ready to defend American heritage at all costs and make sure the Left does not score any more victories at the civil society level. 

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