Movement Started to Remove Carson’s Name From School – NMP Skip to main content

Movement Started to Remove Carson’s Name From School

Phil Hall
Nov 14, 2018
The U.S. Department of Housing & Development’s (HUD) Office of the Inspector General has determined there was no misconduct by Secretary Ben Carson in connection to the attempted purchase of a $31,561 dining set for his office

The Detroit school board voted 6-1 to rename a public high school named in honor of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson.
 
Detroit’s Dr. Benjamin Carson High School of Science and Medicine is one of four buildings being recommended for renaming. Community meetings will take place to determine potential new names, or even if the names should remain. School board member Lamar Lemmons is leading the effort to wipe Carson’s name from the school.
 
“It is synonymous with having Trump’s name on our school in blackface,” Lemmons said in an interview with the Washington Post, adding that Carson “is doing Trump’s bidding, and he has adversely affected the African-American community in Detroit, as well as the nation, with his housing policies. And he’s allied himself with a President that says he is a White nationalist and sends dog whistles that even the deaf can hear.”
 
Lemmons added that naming the school for Carson occurred when Detroit’s municipal operations were being overseen by an emergency financial manager following the 2013 bankruptcy and was not approved through the traditional channel required for renaming schools. He added that received letters from community members seeking a new name for the Carson school.
 
Carson’s office did not offer any public comment on the story.


 
Published
Nov 14, 2018
CRA Impact May Not Be As Profound As Feared

CFPB Director Rohit Chopra tells MBA conference changes shouldn’t be difficult

Regulation and Compliance
May 17, 2022
A UDAAP Expansion

The CFPB’s new memo about consumer complaints

Regulation and Compliance
May 17, 2022
Builders, Lenders Praise Biden Plan To Improve Housing Supply

'Housing Supply Action Plan' seeks to improve affordability by increasing housing inventory over the next five years.

Regulation and Compliance
May 17, 2022
Trigger Leads Could Be Outlawed In Mortgage Industry

N.Y. congressman says selling the information increases risk of fraud, ID theft.

Regulation and Compliance
May 17, 2022
Georgia Governor Signs New Mortgage Licensing Law

Lessens impact on hiring of out-of-state employees with criminal records

Regulation and Compliance
May 10, 2022
10,000 NAHB Members Sign Letter To Biden Seeking Housing Market Help

The letter cites rapidly rising interest rates, rising home prices and rents, and the rising cost of lumber and building materials for significantly decreasing housing affordability.

Construction
May 02, 2022