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It’s been nearly a year since a violent white supremacist rally in Charlottesville ignited nationwide debate about Confederate names and likenesses in our communities.
In Arlington, the debate over renaming Washington-Lee High School has divided the town — with school board members voting to change the name and students filing a suit against them.
So, what’s really in a name? And is it time for schools to distance themselves from a legacy of honoring Confederate leaders?
- Alex Koma Reporter, Arlington Now; @ARLnowDOTcom
- Terron Sims Former U.S. Army Captain and Advocate for Renaming Washington-Lee High School
- Jonathon Moseley Attorney and Representation for Washington-Lee Students, Virginia
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