4th Grader From Polk Elementary Demands That His School Be Renamed

When Malachi Suarez, a fourth grader at Polk Elementary in Fresno, California, researched his school’s namesake for an assignment, he was disappointed to learn of the 11th US president’s racist past. Now, he is petitioning the Central Unified School Board to change the school’s name. “The majority of Central Unified students are children of color. It is important that schools be named after people of color who made significant contributions to this community so that we can see ourselves in a positive light,” Suarez said in a statement explaining his petition. To read more, visit The kNOw.

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