A high school in Portland, Oregon, was set to adopt a new mascot, but voting was paused and the entire process is on hold after someone said trees might be racist.
That is not hyperbole.
The Ida B. Wells-Barnett High School in Portland was known as Woodrow Wilson High School until just a few months ago, KGW-TV reported. The school’s name was changed as part of the left’s push to purge white historical figures from the public square after George Floyd died in Minneapolis last year while in police custody.
Apparently, former President Wilson wasn’t enlightened enough during his tenure in the White House a century ago to please the city’s social justice activists in this day and age. The school board decided to rename the high school after Ida B. Wells-Barnett, who co-founded the NAACP.
The newly minted Ida B. Wells-Barnett High School’s mascot, a Trojan, is also being canceled.