WUSSIFICATION: Democrats Drop T. Jefferson & A. Jackson From Dinner Name

Published on July 23, 2015

Next thing you know, they’re going to be digging up their graves.

Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson are history in Connecticut.

Under pressure from the NAACP, the stateDemocratic 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 the historic black church in Charleston, S.C.

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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 Wednesday night. “I 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.”

Read more: CT Post

 

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