A woman launched a petition to change the name of Lynchburg because, you know why they named the city that, right? Apparently neither does she.
" Daisy Howard has launched a petition to the Lynchburg City Council, writing that “if black lives truly matter to the city, then such a word defining the hanging of people of color can and will be eliminated.”
" According to Chief Public History Officer Ted Delaney, John Lynch was actually a progressive Quaker who fought for the freedom of African Americans. Delaney told WSET-TV, “He believed in emancipating slaves. He had slaves but freed all of his. He’s supporting recolonization, which is sending slaves back to Africa. He did not believe in perpetuating the institution of slavery in this country.”
I doubt this woman is smart enough to be embarasssed for her ignorance.
I’m certainly not going to light my hair on fire because a random person I’ve never met, a thousand+ miles away, petulantly started a petulant petition.
If you and TheBlaze want to light your hair on fire over that, by all means, but don’t be surprised when people ask why that was a story worth writing in the first place.
What’s ironic is that you literally just did what you scolded me for doing…making it about the messenger (me) instead of the message…which is that it’s hilariously asinine to light one’s hair on fire over an online petition some dumb person started.
Because the word “stupid” is considered a micro aggression, and automatically “triggers” you people. (and by you people, I mean the posters here who like to take umbrage everytime a word or phrase is used that they don’t like).