Op-ed: Professor Shane Stansbury calls for his high school to be renamed

Shane Stansbury, a visiting lecturer in the Hart Leadership Program, has penned an op-ed in the Houston Chronicle calling for his high school’s name to be changed. The school in Baytown, Texas is named for Confederate General Robert E. Lee.

“Pride in a place can be hard to divorce from the name attached to that place,” writes Stansbury. “Yet, to address the forces that contributed to the deaths of Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and so many others, we must learn to separate our affection for the people and customs that lift us all up from the harmful, sometimes quiet, symbols that work to keep some of us down.”

Read the piece here.