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Democrats drop Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson names from annual fundraising dinner

Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson are history in Connecticut.

Under pressure from the NAACP, the state Democratic Party will scrub the names of the two presidents from its annual fundraising dinner because of their ties to slavery.

Party leaders voted unanimously Wednesday night in Hartford to rename the Jefferson Jackson Bailey dinner in the aftermath of last month’s fatal shooting of nine worshipers at a historic black church in Charleston, S.C.

The decision is believed to be unprecedented and could prompt Democrats in other states with similarly named events to follow suit.

“I see it as the right thing to do,” Nick Balletto, the party’s first-year chairman, told Hearst Connecticut Media on Wednesday night.

wasn’t looking to be a trailblazer or set off a trend that’s going to affect the rest of the country. Hopefully, they’ll follow suit when they see it’s the right thing to do.”

Democrats cited Jefferson and Jackson’s ownership of slaves as a key factor in the decision, as well as Jackson’s role in the removal of Native Americans from the southeastern U.S. in what was known as the Trail of Tears.

In 2005, the school board in the city of Berkeley, Calif., considered a measure to change the name of Thomas Jefferson Elementary School for similar reasons, but the moniker remains.

Scot X. Esdaile, the head of Connecticut’s NAACP, said it was high time for Democrats to rebrand the event.

“I would applaud the current leaders in Connecticut in making the symbolic first step and striving to right the wrongs of the past,” Esdaile said.

“You can’t right all the wrongs, but I think it’s a symbolic gesture of our support for their party.”

The decision immediately drew criticism from some historians as a politically correct overstep, including Robert Turner, a law professor at the University of Virginia, which was founded by Jefferson.

“It is a sad and short-sighted decision based upon tragic ignorance,” said Turner, who has written extensively about Jefferson’s legacy.

This December will mark the 150th anniversary of the enactment of the 13th Amendment of the Constitution, which abolished slavery.

“The authors of that amendment purposely chose language drafted by Jefferson in an unsuccessful effort to outlaw slavery in the Northwest Territories as a means of honoring Jefferson’s struggle against slavery,” Turner said.

“If (Democrats) understood Jefferson’s lifelong opposition to slavery, they would have reached a different conclusion.”

A new name for the event, which marked its 67th year in June with Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren as its headliner, will be chosen in the fall.

The event’s third namesake, John Bailey, who led the state party and then the Democratic National Committee under presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson, will likely be preserved.

Balletto said blacks and Native Americans are a major constituency of the Democratic Party.

“When something offends someone, it’s beyond being politically correct,” Balletto said.

“It just causes a need for change.”

Balletto said Jefferson was a great founding father, but “had some issues.”

“You can’t change history, but you don’t have to honor it,” Balletto said.

http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Democrats-drop-Thomas-Jefferson-and-Andrew-6400544.php

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Democrats drop Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson names from annual fundraising dinner

Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson are history in Connecticut.

Under pressure from the NAACP, the state Democratic Party will scrub the names of the two presidents from its annual fundraising dinner because of their ties to slavery.

Party leaders voted unanimously Wednesday night in Hartford to rename the Jefferson Jackson Bailey dinner in the aftermath of last months fatal shooting of nine worshipers at a historic black church in Charleston, S.C.

The decision is believed to be unprecedented and could prompt Democrats in other states with similarly named events to follow suit.

I see it as the right thing to do, Nick Balletto, the partys first-year chairman, told Hearst Connecticut Media on Wednesday night.

wasnt looking to be a trailblazer or set off a trend thats going to affect the rest of the country. Hopefully, theyll follow suit when they see its the right thing to do.

Democrats cited Jefferson and Jacksons ownership of slaves as a key factor in the decision, as well as Jacksons role in the removal of Native Americans from the southeastern U.S. in what was known as the Trail of Tears.

In 2005, the school board in the city of Berkeley, Calif., considered a measure to change the name of Thomas Jefferson Elementary School for similar reasons, but the moniker remains.

Scot X. Esdaile, the head of Connecticuts NAACP, said it was high time for Democrats to rebrand the event.

I would applaud the current leaders in Connecticut in making the symbolic first step and striving to right the wrongs of the past, Esdaile said.

You cant right all the wrongs, but I think its a symbolic gesture of our support for their party.

The decision immediately drew criticism from some historians as a politically correct overstep, including Robert Turner, a law professor at the University of Virginia, which was founded by Jefferson.

It is a sad and short-sighted decision based upon tragic ignorance, said Turner, who has written extensively about Jeffersons legacy.

This December will mark the 150th anniversary of the enactment of the 13th Amendment of the Constitution, which abolished slavery.

The authors of that amendment purposely chose language drafted by Jefferson in an unsuccessful effort to outlaw slavery in the Northwest Territories as a means of honoring Jeffersons struggle against slavery, Turner said.

If (Democrats) understood Jeffersons lifelong opposition to slavery, they would have reached a different conclusion.

A new name for the event, which marked its 67th year in June with Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren as its headliner, will be chosen in the fall.

The events third namesake, John Bailey, who led the state party and then the Democratic National Committee under presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson, will likely be preserved.

Balletto said blacks and Native Americans are a major constituency of the Democratic Party.

When something offends someone, its beyond being politically correct, Balletto said.

It just causes a need for change.

Balletto said Jefferson was a great founding father, but had some issues.

You cant change history, but you dont have to honor it, Balletto said.

http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Democrats-drop-Thomas-Jefferson-and-Andrew-6400544.php

Any liberal that wants to get rid of their $ 20's for being racist you can send them my way.

More appeasement to idiots. Our flag flew over Slaves. Ditch it ? JFK used the term negros he has to go. Lincoln made many racist statements. We could go on and on

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Obama Dinner would be a good name.


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If the Democrats want to drop every historically relevant person that was involved in racist atrocities, they should purge their own party pre 1960s.


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Actually quite a bit later.


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If the Democrats want to drop every historically relevant person that was involved in racist atrocities, they should purge their own party pre 1960s.

Except the pre 60's Democratic party is today's Republican Party.

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They changed names?


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I think it's a good idea. Anyone who owned slaves, regardless of their places in history, were part of one of the biggest atrocities in all of history. They don't deserve to be honored, at least not by the political party that represents the majority of people they harmed. Why should black people be forced to accept the name of that dinner that only reminds them of the horrors of yesteryear? That's like holding an Adolf Hitler dinner for Jews.

All this bs we constantly hear about how great the founding father's were, is simply that, bs. Most of them were nothing more than greedy businessmen that made their fortunes off of the backs of slave labor.

BAM! BAM! BAM! BAM! You're one of the most common sense people I have ever met on the internet.

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Hmm maybe Obama Dinner is off the table then.

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Hmm maybe Obama Dinner is off the table then.

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I'm sure the people of Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iraq will not be hosting a dinner "Obama Recognition for Freeing Us" being that he killed his children like how we celebrate political leaders and Presidents in America for killing, raping and enslaving blacks.

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So once a Dem always Dem.


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They most certainly didn't change members. It's just that the southern democrats lost their internal struggle with the progressive democrats in the 60s. But in local politics, a lot of the racism in souther regions actually come from democrats in the South. After all, a party that changed their views would certainly have expelled a former KKK leader from its ranks, a congressperson that filibustered civil rights legislation in the 60s. But nope, Robert Byrd died in office in 2010 and was a leader in the party. (To be fair, he did apologize for his positions).


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