The San Francisco School Names Advisory Committee has identified 44 public schools in the city that have inappropriate names, including a school that was named after California Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) back in the 2000s.
According to the San Francisco Chronicle, the list of problematic school names was developed using seven different criteria, only one of which needs to be satisfied in order to land a school on the committee’s potential renaming list.
The criteria include:
Anyone directly involved in the colonization of people.
Slave owners or participants in enslavement.
Perpetrators of genocide or slavery.
Those who exploit workers/people.
Those who directly oppressed or abused women, children, queer or transgender people.
Those connected to any human rights or environmental abuses.
Those who are known racists and/or white supremacists and/or espoused racist beliefs.
So how did Feinstein, the former mayor of San Francisco and the longest-serving woman currently in the U.S. Senate, end up on the list? Well,