there are those that will argue "he" is a historical figure.
what kind of a message is this creating for the students?
By RON WORD
updated 4:46 a.m. ET, Tues., Nov. 4, 2008
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A Florida school board voted late Monday night to keep the name of a Confederate general and early Ku Klux Klan leader at a majority black high school, despite opposition from a black board member who said the school's namesake was a "terrorist and racist."
After hearing about three hours of public comments, Duval County School Board members voted 5-2 to the retain the name of Nathan Bedford Forrest High School. The board's two black members cast the only votes to change the name.
"(Forrest) was a terrorist and a racist," argued board member Brenda Priestly Jackson, who is black.