CANCELED! Public School in Illinois to Drop Thomas Jefferson Over Ties to Slavery

A public school in Illinois moved this week to drop the name ‘Thomas Jefferson’ over the Founding Father’s ties to slavery during his time as Commander-in-Chief.

“We think that the name change is something that needs to happen when our children start reading about the history of Thomas Jefferson, and the kinds of things he did with his slaves and things that were happening at that time,” said one member of the Peoria NAACP.

“We think that if you were gonna name a school it ought to be named after someone with integrity that treats people correctly and right, that doesn’t’ get involved with a teenage slave to have children,” she continued.

h/t Daily Caller