Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Time to rename Lynch Street.

You.can't.make.this.up.  Please make it stop, please.

The AP reported:

Students at a small Pennsylvania college are demanding that administrators rename a building called “Lynch Memorial Hall'' because of the racial overtones of the word “lynch.''

The building is named after Clyde A. Lynch, who was president of Lebanon Valley College from 1932 until his death in 1950.

Students want school officials to either rename the building entirely or add Lynch's first name and middle initial, saying the word recalls the public executions of black men by white mobs in the late 1800s and early 1900s.

It was included on a list of demands that students presented to the school on Friday. Other demands include a more diverse curriculum, more sensitivity training for staff and regular surveys of the racial climate on campus.... Rest of article.

And they vote.


Anonymous said...

I think everyone with the last name "White" needs to have their name legally changed. People might be offended by it.

Anonymous said...

I'm offended by the name 'muhammed'. Who in their right mind names their child after a pedophile? We should petition to have muhammed banned.

Anonymous said...

Idk about renaming it, but I do sometimes wonder why Jackson seems devoid of remembrances of Hiram Revels, the first black man to serve in the U.S. Senate.

Anonymous said...

Hanging Moss Road should be changed. Who was Moss anyway?

Anonymous said...

I'm shocked Kenneth Stokes hasn't called a press conference...

Anonymous said...

Why don't we have a special part of the news where we can ask permission to speak? Some people have the idea that they control the language people should use. Sure would hate for them to spend a little time around me. Don't know where I got the idea I had freedom of speech. Seems like I read that somewhere. Must have been on some old outdated thing.

Anonymous said...

Much ado about nothing. The students said just add the initials.

If your parents named you I.M. and your last name was Raper, you'd not be faulted for wanting to change it.

I would suggest there are more important things upon which to expend your energy.

Anonymous said...

Someone may have a better memory than I, but I believe that Lynch Street was re-designated "J.R. Lynch Street" in the 1980's precisely because of the connotations of racial lynching. J.R. Lynch was a black Reconstruction era politician.

noel said...

Hiram Revels was a Republican. Therefore you're a racist.

Anonymous said...

Southpark is absolutely killing it this season.

Burke said...

The President agrees with you:

"It’s not just sometimes folks who are mad that colleges are too liberal that have a problem. Sometimes there are folks on college campuses who are liberal, and maybe even agree with me on a bunch of issues, who sometimes aren’t listening to the other side, and that’s a problem too. I’ve heard some college campuses where they don’t want to have a guest speaker who is too conservative or they don’t want to read a book if it has language that is offensive to African-Americans or somehow sends a demeaning signal towards women. I gotta tell you, I don’t agree with that either. I don’t agree that you, when you become students at colleges, have to be coddled and protected from different points of view. I think you should be able to — anybody who comes to speak to you and you disagree with, you should have an argument with ‘em. But you shouldn’t silence them by saying, "You can’t come because I'm too sensitive to hear what you have to say." That’s not the way we learn either."
-Barack Obama, in a recent speech

Anonymous said...

South Park is killing it, but they truly are hunting over a baited field. Between Black Lives Matter, students demanding their "safe spaces", and Trump, there's so much low-hanging fruit that it's crazy. That they are apparently the only show with the guts to go after the liberal crazies is giving them that edge.

Meanwhile, the media is doing it's damnedest to prop up Colbert (who just finished 4th behind Fallon, Kimmel, and Seth Meyers) and Trevor Noah (who's so predictable with his "TRUMP'S A RACIST!" shtick it's sad). At least someone in the popular media still has some balls.

Sherwin Williams said...

Time to paint the White House

A. Mapper said...

The apartments on Ridgewood Rd. known as "The Park at Moss Creek" share a boundary with Jackson Academy known as Hanging Moss Creek.

Anonymous said...

Don't forget about crackers. We need to rename them..slightly toasted and salted bread. Oh, also need to rename white bread. Entirely too offensive.

Anonymous said...

Whitehaven is the blackest part of Memphis
How does that work?

Anonymous said...

When you get your panties in a wad over everything, no one pays attention when you're upset about something important.

Both ends of the political spectrum need to just chill out rather than turn everything bit of nonsense that happens in some locality into a Chicken Little moment.

But, even more importantly, it isn't a bad thing for a society to encourage good manners and consideration of others. Some of you don't seem to know the difference between airing your political views and being a rude, crude, inarticulate ass.

Jackson since 1962 said...

3:13, to my knowledge the official street name has always been J.R. Lynch street, but over time people have just sort of dropped SAYING the J.R. part... maybe because back in the day local TV and radio would refer to it as Junior Lynch Street so often. No kidding!

Anonymous said...

Some of you don't seem to know the difference between airing your political views and being a rude, crude, inarticulate ass.

Yes, I do know the difference. You are a rude, crude, inarticulate ass.

More News & Les Nessman said...

I'm only mildly surprised at the number of comments jt blatantly stole from this site earlier when talking about Lynch, without any credit. Someone said it a few months ago, our local dullard. The show was better when Dave was there.

Anonymous said...

Soros employees hard at work.

Anonymous said...

It has been changed to J.R. Lynch St........done!!!!!

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