High school students crying over the renaming of Robert E Lee high school

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Robert E. Lee high school name change brings students to tears

You all know who Robert E. Lee is, right?

Oct 11, 2017, 12:46 pm

Internet Culture

Tiffany Kelly 

Tiffany Kelly

A high school in San Antonio, Texas voted on Monday to change the school’s name from Robert E. Lee High School to LEE High School (despite many other great suggestions). LEE stands for Legacy of Educational Excellence. The move was intended to shed the high school of its ties to the Confederacy in the wake of the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville in August. The name change, which keeps the LEE part, seemed like a way to placate everyone.

But some students, who presumably haven’t read about the Civil War yet, are really upset. They’re crying about the name change.

The internet’s reactions to the students crying about a name change were spot-on.

https://twitter.com/RenJett/status/917875163127001090

https://twitter.com/Kira_Laflare1/status/917571783510888448

https://twitter.com/spookyswann/status/917567481962729472

Why would any teenagers even care this much about high school?

And anyway, as some pointed out… the name is still LEE.

https://twitter.com/twitersgoodboy/status/918117418387562497

Like the jersey will still say LEE and everything. How’s that for progress?

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*First Published: Oct 11, 2017, 12:46 pm