In the most recent installment of “The Summer of Eliminating Any Semblance of Confederate History,” a Florida mayor proposed and succeeded in altering the “racist” Old Dixie freeway to President Barack Obama Highway.
In a Riviera Beach City Council assembly on Wednesday, council members voted in favor of Mayor Thomas Masters, who proposed the change to the freeway on the declare that it nonetheless “invokes memories of racism and slavery in the Old South.”
According to reviews by native a NBC affiliate, the vote was nearer than the mayor anticipated.
Masters stated he “got a little worried for a minute,” as some argued that Obama hasn’t finished sufficient for race relations in America to deserve to have his title on the freeway.
“It makes you want to cry because it could be better than what is it,” stated one resident talking publicly on the assembly.
Another native lady who has lived in the world for the reason that 1960s and wished to stay nameless, stated the freeway title and the historical past it evokes doesn’t trouble her, and it’s not the altering of the freeway’s title however who it’s altering it for that must be in query.
“What we do we have to show for Barack Obama on Old Dixie?” she requested.
Despite the vocalized considerations of residents and options for naming it after another person than the sitting president, the proposition was handed with a final minute addition of the phrase “President” in entrance of Barack Obama Highway, simply in case it ever acquired blended up with one other Obama.