School Board Removes "Lynch" From The Name Of Three Schools Because It Was Deemed Offensive

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Authored by Daniel Lang via,

Every time that the absurdity of political correctness reaches a new peak in our culture, it’s easy to assume that it can’t get any worse.

But if we’ve learned anything over the past few years, it’s that it can always get worse.

For people who have their entire identity wrapped up in being oppressed and downtrodden, the limit to what they can be offended by is absolutely bottomless. Which is why it shouldn’t come as a surprise that a school board in Oregon recently voted to remove the name “Lynch” from several elementary schools.

You can probably guess why.

Lynch Meadows Elementary, Lynch Woods Elementary and Lynch View Elementary were all named after a local family who donated land to the school district in the late 1800s.


In recent years, school officials say they have received complaints from people who are concerned about the name’s connotation with lynching.


‘There were an increasing amount of questions and some complaints from families of color around the name,’ Centennial School District Superintendent Paul Coakley, who is black, told the Oregonian.


‘Our diversity is increasing every year, with families coming in from Northeast Portland and out of state, so [the names] needed to be looked at,’ he added.

The fact that “Lynch” is an actual surname held by perhaps tens of thousands of people and has been around for hundreds of years, was of no consequence to the perpetually offended people who wanted these schools to change their names.

“I don’t think any of you have ever seen a picture where one of your decedents was hanging from a tree,” said one man who testified in favor of the name change.


“I know the majority of you guys are white and it’s hard to know how that word could have an effect but it does,” added a young student who testified. “If a simple name change could make students feel safe, then why are we holding back?”

Actually, there is a very good and practical reason why these school names shouldn’t be changed. We have to ask ourselves, where does this end?

Perhaps any “people of color” who happen to work for Merrill Lynch should be outraged.


Maybe director David Lynch should have his name scrubbed from his films.


Maybe the residents of Lynch Town Kentucky, as well as 10 other cities across the country that happened to be named “Lynchburg” should vote to change the names of their communities.


Maybe this surname should be banned entirely. After all, we can’t let these people be a walking reminder of a terrible crime that they had nothing to do with, now can we?

In case you’ve ever wondered why the culture of political correctness is always capable of reaching new levels of madness, now you know.

Once you permit one absurdity, every absurdity is on the table.


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JungleCat's picture

They forgot to mention Loretta Lynch in the article.

She's offensive, alright.

IridiumRebel's picture

DAMMIT! I was going to say something similar...

Moe Hamhead's picture

I wonder what they changed the names to??

nmewn's picture

Just da youtz being indoctrinated for final snowflake training at college ;-)

all-priced-in's picture

Lynch Meadows Elementary, Lynch Woods Elementary and Lynch View Elementary




Jefferson Davis Elementary, Robert E. Lee Elementary and Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson Elementary.



Montani Semper Liberi's picture

 Lynch Meadows Elementary became Meadows Elementary, Lynch Woods Elementary became Woods Elementary, and Lynch View Elementary kept Lynch in its name and is now simply Lynch Elementary.

Bai Suzhen's picture

I think she's already changed her name.  For other reasons.

thinkmoretalkless's picture

Even a name change won't work for her.

Chupacabra-322's picture

@ Jungle,

Loretta definitely deserves a Lynching for her Criminal Treasonous, Seditious activities.

cyberfossil's picture

Marshawn Lynch is guilty too!  He is racist and cavalier about it with no regard for those offended!  And he has the tremendous gall to nickname himself "The Beast"--doubly offensive!  If I wasn't such a big Seahawks fan, I would say, as we do all the time on Zero Hedge about "the Banksters", he deserves to be hung up with them on the nearest lightpost!

Golden Showers's picture

There is a bit of irony here. There is a band from Portland, Oregon called "The Slants".

Well, the group has tried to patent thier name but have been in a legal battle for years because the name has been deemed offensive... and the band is Asian American...

Niggaz Wit Attitudes doesn't offend anyone.

Can anyone tell me why the adjective "American" comes after one's so-called ancestry? African American, Asian American... etc. Can I call myself "African American" if I'm white from South Africa? Would that offend you? Why not call oneself an American African, or an American Asian? As far as I'm concerned, the only privelege I have is not having to state the fucking obvious to everyone: I don't have to say I'm an Irish, German, Alsacatian, Welsh, step-Scot American with South African parents who has an adopted mother who is half Blackfoot. I mean; get it straight.

I'm offended by people who call themselves "American" last. I mean, if you are Mexican American, I think you are visiting. African American? Just kicking it here for a while? Asian American? All of these vanilla qualifiers are just noise. I'm a cracker. All I see are spic, slope, and jigaboo... Americans. If you want to go street level. Google Street View. Yeah, I know what the fuck you are, Mr. Sanchez, American. Native Americans don't count. But American Indians do--not, either... because they're all just sitting up there on their "nations" with their gambling casinos and their interstate drug running for the octopus. But I digress.

I think it wouldn't it be funny if there was an Adolph Hitler School of Fine Arts, or a Mengele Institute of Medicine, or the Himmler Police Academy. They might as well call elementary schools after "Concentration Camps" Pick a name. But that would be all too close to the TRUTH.

Anyone who wants to live in fantasy land really ought to call whatevery they think they are just put "American" or "Tax Payer" last and think you are special.

ThrowAwayYourTV's picture

Jesus Christ! You gotta be shitting me?

ebworthen's picture

They'll need to get rid of all the Sally "Ride" Elemntary Schools too.

Dormouse's picture

These niggers have lost their damn minds. They're 13% of the population, they don't get to dictate to the majority. It's time to bring back lynchings.

Pumpkin's picture

I find the word school offensive.

ali-ali-al-qomfri's picture

next stop;

Intercourse, Pennsylvania

directaction's picture

No. They'll simply add the word "Gay" in front of it and it'll be back to PC again. 

Yukon Cornholius's picture

How about Dildo, Newfoundland? Its a real thing.

Tapeworm's picture

Then there is"Gay, Michigan" too.

Golden Showers's picture

Oh, yeah. Gay Street in Downtown Columbus, Ohio.

I remember climbing a high rise there about 17 years ago. What you do is look for grafitti on the high levels of buildings and you know someone got up there. So you look around for ladders. It's fun. Then you sit on a ledge 30 stories or more from where you parked and drink a 40 and smoke a bowl.

I remember being at the corner of Gay and Long. Or was it Gay and Main? Gay and High?

Perhaps it's all here in the Columbus Gay Guide!

Watch David Clarke talk about BLM after three police officers were murdered.

That night was a lot of fun. Someone almost took the door off of my car when the passenger entered. We found the spot. I did drop a beer climbing up the ladder. "Nooooooooo!!!...." It was like Platoon. But we had a fucking blast. Getting high and drunk on top sky scrapers downtown at night.

If you haven't yet, you really should find a tall building in the inner city and find a way to climb it. Bring alcohol, or mushrooms or weed or whatever floats your boat, and some thrift store or found ceramic and glass objects. Once you get up there, get fucked up and start throwing plates. You will laugh your ass off. My favorite sound is breaking stoneware. Also, if you have leftover paint gallons, you can really paint the fucking city this way.

Just don't say "Michigan" to me, fucker. I'm a Buckeye.

Yog Soggoth's picture

St. Petersburg, Florida. Moscow, Texas., CutnShoot,Texas. Deer Lick, Oklahoma. Hell, Michigan. Pee Pee, Ohio. War, West Virginia.  #1  most offensive to the left, Truth or Consequences, New Mexico.

charlewar's picture

it's right next to Bird-In-Hand, Pa

capitallosses's picture

Is that anywhere near Sausage-in-Hand?

CRM114's picture

Can't see this guy visiting Newfoundland.

Heart's Desire


Happy Adventure

Leading Tickles


Saint Jones Within

Come By Chance


Heart's Delight

Conception Bay

Heart's Content

and of course...Dildo!

StychoKiller's picture

Look up "Scunthorpe,"  it's clbuttic!

CRM114's picture

I've flown past Scunthorpe - you could smell it 8 miles away (appropriately).

UmbilicalMosqueSweeper's picture

...and, Bird In Hand , Pennsylvania

William Finn's picture

I have always been bothered by the Cleveland Browns.

directaction's picture

Sam Houston was a slave owner.

That horrid name has got to go.  

Houston needs to change its name to ML King City or Aztlan.  

Bai Suzhen's picture

Not sure, but I'm guessing, then, that Huckelberry Finn is not on the summer reading list for this school?

kbohip's picture

The name "White" will obviously be targeted next.

Twee Surgeon's picture

My my last name is Fuquebitchiz and I'm hoping to get a High School named after me. A Park or Library will do though.

Golden Showers's picture

But not Robin Leach. Thank god.

CRM114's picture

Paul Coakley?

That's, like, really offensive to me. Paul was a catholic Saint - I thought schools were supposed to be religion-free.

He should change his first name immediately to Dick.

And Coakley? Sounds like Coke - that's so Global Warming.

He should change his last name immediately to Head.

GeezerGeek's picture

Paul was not Catholic and probably would have been appalled by the papacy.

CRM114's picture

True, but not in disagreement with what I said.

Golden Showers's picture

How about Hugh Cockburn? Or the Cockburn School?

Blano's picture

Any school named after Barack Obama should be nuked.

But then again, the community it's in probably already looks like it.

Rick Cerone's picture

Too bad they can't ban whitey, yet! lol.....

Kefeer's picture

Good - No Loretta Lynch Bvd's.  Morons..God delivered them over to a worthless mind to do what is morally wrong.  Romans 1

Yen Cross's picture

  The Libtards are losing the war, and I love it.   The E-trade baby has more common sense<