Down is Jackson Mississippi, the front runner for the Jackson mayoral race, Chokwe Lumumba wants to have Christopher Columbus removed from the history books.
artikle applauds Mr. Chokwe Lumumba good intention.
I am wondering what the folks in Jackson Miss are thinkin’?
More on this as it develops, in the mean time check the link below WAPT.com.
JACKSON, Miss. —Chokwe Lumumba, the favored candidate in the race for Jackson mayor, said he wants to remove Christopher Columbus from history books.
Lumumba said he just wants Jackson’s school children introduced to new topics, and in his opinion, more historically accurate ones.
“I’m just talking about accurate history and that should not be offensive to anybody,” Lumumba said on Wednesday.
According to Lumumba, people from northern Africa had been traveling to the North American continent years before Columbus did in 1492. In fact, a Google search by 16 WAPT News shows the discovery of America is a widely disputed one.
Lumumba, a Democrat, said he’s already spoken to Jackson Public Schools officials about plans he has for the district if he’s elected mayor.
“I’ve talked to the superintendent. I think he’s anxious to do things in the schools that are going to get kids excited and make them want to show up every day,” Lumumba said.
Lumumba said he’s considering talking to state lawmakers about making the school board elected positions.