Oklahoma school to change Confederate name _ sort of

 


TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A public school district in Oklahoma has voted to retain the surname of an elementary school named after Confederate General Robert E. Lee.

The Tulsa Public Schools board voted 4-3 on Monday to change the name of Robert E. Lee Elementary School to Lee Elementary School. But opponents question whether the new name does enough to erase Lee's history.

"We as a board voted unanimously to revoke the name Robert E. Lee in order to send a strong message that the diversity of our students is highly valued and that the racism that likely motivated the original naming has no pla...



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