In Other News: A School Accidentally Names a Weight Room the “White Pride Fitness Room”

| February 2, 2016
source: River Falls School District

source: River Falls School District

Meyer Middle School in River Falls, Wisconsin needed a new weight room, so they created a committee called Pride Fitness to raise money.

And they got such a massive donation from a guy named Roger T. White, they decided to name the room after him.

So last week, they officially christened the Roger T. White Pride Fitness Room. Or, as the head of the committee said, it’ll probably just be referred to as the, quote, “White Pride Fitness Room.”

And THAT’S when people pointed out that “white pride” is a term associated with neo-Nazis and white supremacists. Only then.

So the school issued a press release a few days later saying they’re scrapping that name and going with the “Roger T. White Wildcat Fitness Room.”

River Falls Journal

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