So they were thinking about making an evergreen tree the mascot of their high school sports teams… but then the Portland Board of (LOL) “Education” had second thoughts.
Trees, they cogitated, might be… racist (https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2021/04/trees_just_might_be_racist_portland_oregon_board_of_education_director_worries.html). Because, y’see, “trees” were sometimes used in lynchings.
It’s hard to imagine someone being lynched from a pine tree, but, hey, it’s the thought that counts! Or the lack thereof.
All lynchings were committed by people. Maybe people should be abolished, too–but only after they cut down all the trees.
We leave it to you to imagine what kind of “education” can be provided by characters who think like this. If we can even use the word “think” in this context.
Well, if we’re going to be governed by fools, we might as well have our children educated by fools, too.
Why we allow this is a mystery to me. Unless there are more numbskulls out there than we thought.