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Old 05-16-2017, 01:17 PM
 
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I wonder if the people who want to change the name also call for changing the name of the party Wade Hampton belonged to. That party supported slavery, the Civil war, lynching, segregation, Jim Crow, and the KKK, and it is still listed on ballots in elections today. The people who chose the name Wade Hampton High School belonged to this party.

An analogy would be Germany still having a party that goes by National Socialist German Workers' Party (Nazi).
Whatever. I just don't like seeing constant reminders of slavery and oppression. Maybe if my ancestors were slave owners it wouldn't bother me as much, they were actually mostly slaves though. I can't believe folks still support this stuff.
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Old 05-16-2017, 01:24 PM
 
Location: Greenville SC 'The Waterfall City'
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I have no problem with them changing the name. I'm only pointing out a contradiction. I don't think most people in favor of keeping the name have any attachment to Wade Hampton the man though. He died in 1902.

I just learned Wade Hampton went to SC and graduated from there, and SC has a building named after Hampton. This will come in handy when my SC friends troll me over Tillman Hall at CU being named after Ben 'Pitchfork' Tillman.

There is also a statue of Wade Hampton on the State House grounds.

I support Tillman Hall being renamed Watson Hall or Watson-Renfrow Hall.

I think renaming Wade Hampton after mayor Max Heller or another Greenville person is a good idea.

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Old 05-16-2017, 01:40 PM
 
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I have no problem with them changing the name. I'm only pointing out a contradiction. I don't think most people in favor of keeping the name have any attachment to Wade Hampton the man though. He died in 1902.

I just learned Wade Hampton went to SC and graduated from there, and SC has a building named after Hampton. This will come in handy when my SC friends troll me over Tillman Hall at CU being named after Ben 'Pitchfork' Tillman.

There is also a statue of Wade Hampton on the State House grounds.

I support Tillman Hall being renamed Watson Hall or Watson-Renfrow Hall.
Lol @ the Watson-Renfrow Hall. It's actually pretty cool. Just for clarification, I'm not judging or attacking you. But there are people that still support the idea of oppression and slavery. Those are the ones that are fighting all of this. If the shoe was on the other foot they'd see things differently.
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Old 05-16-2017, 01:44 PM
 
Location: Greenville SC 'The Waterfall City'
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But there are people that still support the idea of oppression and slavery.
How do you feel about UVA? Jefferson owned slaves and founded and designed UVA. I believe slave labor was used to build the UVA campus and his mansion Monticello nearby. I assume the campus has at least one Jefferson monument.
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Old 05-16-2017, 01:46 PM
 
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a high school name can't oppress or enslave you.

How do you feel about UVA? Jefferson owned slaves and founded and designed UVA. I believe slave labor was used to build the UVA campus and and his mansion Monticello nearby. I assume the campus has at least one Jefferson monument.
Why honor slave owners? You don't see an issue with this?
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Old 05-16-2017, 01:49 PM
 
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Jefferson was one of this country's founding fathers. That is why I used this example.

I don't think most people who want to keep the Wade Hampton name wants to honor Wade Hampton the man. It is just what the school has always been called. It probable the school was named Wade Hampton because of its location on Wade Hampton Blvd.

Again, I'm not opposed to changing the name. I'm ok with getting rid of all names associated with racism and slavery, etc, and that includes political party names. It doesn't make sense to cherrypick.

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Old 05-16-2017, 02:02 PM
 
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I heard people want the name changed to Max Heller, Greenvilles most famous mayor. I personally dont care for "Wade Hampton", but good luck getting that changed around here.

Just from a cost standpoint, having to change signs, jerseys, apparel and merchandise, refloor the gym, repaint the walls, etc. Cant see the district doing it.
Wade Hampton High School is not in the city of Greenville. I do not the see the logic of naming a school after a mayor of Greenville outside Greenville's city limits.
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Old 05-16-2017, 02:07 PM
 
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Wade Hampton High School is not in the city of Greenville. I do not the see the logic of naming a school after a mayor of Greenville outside Greenville's city limits.
It should be in the city limits which are just poorly drawn human created lines. This school is definitely in Greenville.
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Old 05-16-2017, 02:11 PM
 
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I will save Greenville's future annexation for another discussion. Annexing along Wade Hampton Boulevard toward Taylors is probable and doable in the future.
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Old 05-16-2017, 02:39 PM
 
Location: Greenville SC 'The Waterfall City'
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They should name it after Greenville's founder, Richard Pearis, given the Paris Mountain neighborhoods are zoned for Wade Hampton. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Pearis

He traded with the Cherokee and had a son with a Cherokee woman.
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