Chicago school declines to rename school after Obamas following backlash from Latino groups

A Chicago-area school named after Thomas Jefferson will change its name to honor late Civil Rights icon Rep. John Lewis instead of former President Barack Obama after strong backlash against naming the school after the 44th president.

Latino groups have been vocally opposing the plan to change Thomas Jefferson Middle School to Barack and Michelle Obama Middle School due to Obama’s record of deporting illegal immigrants, causing school officials to settle on the name John Lewis Elementary, according to Fox News.

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