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

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.



cyberfossil JungleCat Fri, 08/11/2017 - 23:49 Permalink

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!

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Golden Showers JungleCat Sat, 08/12/2017 - 12:42 Permalink

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

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Golden Showers Tapeworm Sat, 08/12/2017 - 13:09 Permalink

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

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CRM114 Fri, 08/11/2017 - 20:48 Permalink

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.