America’s cancel culture is becoming absurd

Gerard Baker:

There has been no teaching at Robert Louis Stevenson Elementary School in San Francisco for almost a year. Despite overwhelming evidence of minimal viral risk, teachers’ unions in the city, as in much of the United States, have resisted calls to return to in-person classes.

When students do eventually go back to classes in the city’s Sunset district one of the things they’ll have to learn will be an imminent change of the school’s title. It’s one of 44 that the local education authority recently voted to rename.

While the education commissars haven’t yet decided how to get children back in class, they have decided urgent action is needed to remove from schools the names of those who had “engaged in the subjugation and enslavement