Phenix rises again, Andrews debuts as...

Phenix rises again, Andrews debuts as names of two new PreK-8 s...

There are 10 comments on the Hampton Roads Daily Press story from Nov 5, 2008, titled Phenix rises again, Andrews debuts as names of two new PreK-8 s.... In it, Hampton Roads Daily Press reports that:

A school will be named after George P. Phenix for the second time since the educator and tireless advocate for desegregation died in 1930.

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Rousing Applaud

Glen Allen, VA

#1 Nov 6, 2008
Both are EXCELLENT choices! Two very prominent figures in Hampton's history and both are well deserving of the honor. Kudos to Hampton City Schools!
an educator

Hampton, VA

#2 Nov 6, 2008
Bravo. I applaud Hampton for a right and good decision. I think bringing back the Phenix name to a school's name is wonderful, and after this article I know who he is and where the name comes from and why. The other choice thrills me since I knew Hunter Andrews as a political figure, neighbor and friend.
Hampton Black School

Hustle, VA

#3 Nov 6, 2008
name it after a great black man.

“That's cool, man.”

Since: Jul 08

Hampton, VA

#4 Nov 6, 2008
I remember Hunter Andrews as being a very classy and dignified man. Great choice.
did it too

Norfolk, VA

#5 Nov 6, 2008
And where in creation did that man learn to spell Phoenix? Wonder of wonders.
pidguy

Norfolk, VA

#6 Nov 6, 2008
Both good choices.
No reason for anyone to spout off on this one.
Female Driver

Virginia Beach, VA

#7 Nov 6, 2008
Why would they name it Phenix? That's in New Mexico. They should name it something closer.
Hampton Black School

Hustle, VA

#8 Nov 6, 2008
The Egg Man wrote:
I remember Hunter Andrews as being a very classy and dignified man. Great choice.
Yes, but Hunter Andrews represents the 'past' in Hampton Roads. We want change, not the old 'white man's' remembrance. We voted for change in Virginia and this is a good way to start. Obama School.
Pet Viper

Glen Allen, VA

#9 Nov 9, 2008
Hampton Black School wrote:
<quoted text>Yes, but Hunter Andrews represents the 'past' in Hampton Roads. We want change, not the old 'white man's' remembrance. We voted for change in Virginia and this is a good way to start. Obama School.
Yes, spoken like a good old fashioned "I'm black and I've been wronged my entire life" do nothing. You act like there has never been a white man that has done anything good for black folks. You want CHANGE - do you REALLY want CHANGE? Well, if you do, here's a thought, CHANGE YOUR way of THINKING. Put it behind you....move on....quit quibbling about things that YOU nor I had any control over. Quit blaming today's white people for your perceived shortcomings. Crying racism over and over again WILL NEVER make it go away. You truly need to be looking forward. 17% of the American population makes up the African American society, the last I saw, Obama won almost 53% of the popular vote....now ask yourself...was race an issue during this election? The NUMBERS speak for themselves. It's a different time, a different era, a new day, a new dawn and a new country. A new country that is obviously willing to put a MAN in office that is capable on uniting us as one REGARDLESS of the color of his skin. It's about time, I for one, being a 40 something WHITE man am proud to call myself an American, to show the world that WE TRULY ARE above the racial sterotyping that the rest of the world and some of our own citizens have bestowed upon us. We have voted for CHANGE. But please don't confuse CHANGE with RACIAL conflict. You're sadly mistaken if you think that you voted for that kind of CHANGE.

“That's cool, man.”

Since: Jul 08

Hampton, VA

#10 Nov 10, 2008
Pet Viper wrote:
Yes, spoken like a good old fashioned "I'm black and I've been wronged my entire life" do nothing. You act like there has never been a white man that has done anything good for black folks. You want CHANGE - do you REALLY want CHANGE? Well, if you do, here's a thought, CHANGE YOUR way of THINKING. Put it behind you....move on....quit quibbling about things that YOU nor I had any control over. Quit blaming today's white people for your perceived shortcomings. Crying racism over and over again WILL NEVER make it go away. You truly need to be looking forward. 17% of the American population makes up the African American society, the last I saw, Obama won almost 53% of the popular vote....now ask yourself...was race an issue during this election? The NUMBERS speak for themselves. It's a different time, a different era, a new day, a new dawn and a new country. A new country that is obviously willing to put a MAN in office that is capable on uniting us as one REGARDLESS of the color of his skin. It's about time, I for one, being a 40 something WHITE man am proud to call myself an American, to show the world that WE TRULY ARE above the racial sterotyping that the rest of the world and some of our own citizens have bestowed upon us. We have voted for CHANGE. But please don't confuse CHANGE with RACIAL conflict. You're sadly mistaken if you think that you voted for that kind of CHANGE.
I'm guessing that the poster you were responding to was really a white guy who thinks he's funny.

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