San Francisco school renaming effort stalls after colliding with another battle: School reopening

“'I definitely understand the impulse to rethink some of the local school names in San Francisco, in light of what happened in Charlottesville,” said Riché Richardson, an associate professor of African American literature at Cornell University.

"Richardson helped spark debate to rename Aunt Jemima, explaining what the name and symbol meant, its racist legacy and how the syrup and pancake mix brand perpetuated an anti-Black plantation myth."

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