Man Protests School Names, Says Woodrow Wilson Was a Racist
A Washington state resident is petitioning the Spokane school board to change the name of the Woodrow Wilson Elementary School.
Dan Hasty, a resident of Tacoma, argues that the nation's 28th president was a racist and supported segregation.
Hasty has launched a similar effort at a school with the same name in Tacoma.
The Spokane school board said it will consider the request, but a change is unlikely. A Tacoma official said the name change will not be considered for the high school there.
A Gonzaga University historian, Veta Schlimgen, noted that Wilson was "definitely a racist," but explained that he held views common at the time.
The "Outnumbered" hosts discussed the story, asking whether this is part of an effort by schools to sanitize history.
Watch the discussion above.