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Trees Are RACIST because LYNCHING (Conspiracy / Strange)

by Lewi, Tuesday, April 06, 2021, 03:52 (13 days ago)

https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/matt-margolis/2021/04/05/well-apparently-trees-mi...


A high school in Portland, Ore., has postponed changing its mascot to the evergreen tree after a committee member raised concerns over the possible racist connotations.

The Ida B. Wells-Barnett High School’s namesake is the Pulitzer Prize-winning African American journalist who extensively reported on and protested against lynching, reports the Portland Tribune. Originally, the evergreen tree was proposed because, according to Ellen Whatmore, a mascot committee member and a teacher at the school, evergreens “are characterized by the life-giving force of their foliage, the strength of their massive trunk, and the depth of their roots—in an individual tree and as a forest of trees.”

“They provide shelter and sustenance. They have histories that preclude us and will continue in perpetuity after we are no more,” Whatmore added.

The evergreen was the frontrunner out of 420 different nominations, but then Michelle DePass, the director of the Portland Public Schools Board of Education, suggested that the tree’s connotations to lynching could be problematic.

:-facepalm

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Trees Are RACIST because LYNCHING

by Playful Badger, Tuesday, April 06, 2021, 16:28 (12 days ago) @ Lewi

Cut down all trees! We can't have white supremacist trees :-tothehand

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Trees Are RACIST because LYNCHING

by Leebs, Tuesday, April 06, 2021, 23:52 (12 days ago) @ Lewi

What isn't racist

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Trees Are RACIST because LYNCHING

by Red Baron, Wednesday, April 07, 2021, 15:19 (11 days ago) @ Leebs

Be quicker to tell us what is not racist :-roll

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Trees Are RACIST because LYNCHING

by Dobby, Lancashire, Wednesday, April 07, 2021, 20:51 (11 days ago) @ Lewi

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Trees Are RACIST because LYNCHING

by Toxic Tim, Thursday, April 08, 2021, 20:53 (10 days ago) @ Lewi

The evergreen was the frontrunner out of 420 different nominations, but then Michelle DePass, the director of the Portland Public Schools Board of Education, suggested that the tree’s connotations to lynching could be problematic.

She sounds like a complete idiot :-facepalm

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Trees Are RACIST because LYNCHING

by Cyborg Ram, Friday, April 09, 2021, 19:36 (9 days ago) @ Lewi

Maybe it's a good thing the Amazon Rainforest is cut down then :-think

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Trees Are RACIST because LYNCHING

by Master Squirrel, Saturday, April 10, 2021, 05:18 (9 days ago) @ Lewi

Get rid of trees, no room in society for them :-tothehand

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Trees Are RACIST because LYNCHING

by AnacondaWrestler, Saturday, April 10, 2021, 11:52 (9 days ago) @ Lewi

Slight problem, last week they said the countryside is racist and they wanted more black people to go there. Did they factor in that the countryside has a lot of trees though :-think

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Trees Are RACIST because LYNCHING

by Give Me A Cookie, Non EU Country, Monday, April 12, 2021, 00:06 (7 days ago) @ Lewi

The evergreen was the frontrunner out of 420 different nominations, but then Michelle DePass, the director of the Portland Public Schools Board of Education, suggested that the tree’s connotations to lynching could be problematic.

How is a mentally ill person allowed on a school board :-think

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Trees Are RACIST because LYNCHING

by TigerMan800, Wednesday, April 14, 2021, 12:20 (5 days ago) @ Lewi

I cut down a tree in my back garden yesterday did my bit for racial justice :-cool

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