Hollywood, Florida is going to rename some streets that may offend some folks. The streets in question are Lee Street, Hood Street, and Forrest Street.
What’s so offensive?
Lee, and Hood were Confederate Generals who fought against the north, and you know how the south is going around destroying everything that connects to the Civil War. And Forrest was the first Grand Wizard of the KKK.
Racism all around!
Forrest Street will soon be called Savannah Street, while Hood Street will be renamed Macon Street. Lee Street will be quietly changed to Louisville Street.
Cynthia Baker, a resident of Hollywood, urged the commissioners not to rename the three streets.
“If we pass this, where will it end?” Baker said, according to the Sun Sentinel. “We have streets named for slave-owning presidents: Washington, Jefferson, Madison. Activists have said those streets are next.”
It won’t be long until they have to change city names and then names of states!
Another Hollywood resident, David Rosenthal was against the name change for practical reasons.
“I’m against changing the names not because I’m into Southern heritage, but because I don’t want to pay to have my driver’s license and documents changed,” Rosenthal said, noting he lived on Forrest Street. “It’s just a bother.”
Who really knew that Forrest Street was named after the KKK’s first Grand Wizard?
Opposing Views reports:
Commissioners of a Florida city have initiated a process to change the names of three local streets named after Confederate leaders and a founder of the Ku Klux Klan. The change has sparked fierce debate in the community, serving as a microcosm of the national discussion over honoring figures from the Confederacy.
On July 3, city commissioners held a meeting to decide the fate of three streets spanning across Hollywood, Florida. The controversial streets in question were named after Confederate generals Robert E. Lee and John Bell Hood, as well as Nathan Bedford Forrest, the first grand wizard of the KKK