A school named Lynch? 'It's just my last name; I'm not a...

A school named Lynch? 'It's just my last name; I'm not a racist'

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To the editor: Had I read this article on April 1, I would have thought it was an April Fools’ piece. (“Nothing to do with lynching,” Aug 5)

Being a “Lynch,” I was appalled and aghast at the proposal to change the name of Oregon’s Lynch View Elementary. This is political correctness on steroids.

Gee, should I now shield my hand when signing a bill so as not to offend? Should I always add a parenthetical (“It’s just my last name; I’m not a racist”) addendum to my printed name on documents?

I hope saner heads prevail in this rewriting of history, but I fear the worst.

John Lynch, West Hollywood

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