History has finally caught up to one of the best known progressives.

Dave Huber reports at the College Fix.

The name change craze continues: Add Woodrow Wilson to the list

A history teacher at (Woodrow) Wilson High School in Portland, Oregon is demanding that the school change its name.

Hyung Nam tweeted “(Expletive) Wilson and any school he’s named after” noting an article in Politico that discussed the former president’s screening of the infamous film Birth of a Nation.

To be fair, Nam didn’t jump on the bandwagon, so to speak, during the furor over the Confederate flag. He’s been critical of his school’s name since the spring: “We’d have to be ignorant about history to continue to affiliate ourselves with this man,” he emailed the school’s staff back in April.

The Portland Tribune reports:

[Nam] has interested a few students in his cause.

Maddy VanSpeybroeck is an incoming junior and co-founder of the WHS Feminist Student Union.

“The idea of our schools being named after a person with these ideals just doesn’t sit right with a lot of people,” VanSpeybroeck says, “Especially as feminist ideals and racial ideals are becoming more something our nation is talking about right now.”

She says the effort has encountered “school spirit-related” and budget-related concerns, such as the cost to modify signage and sports uniforms.

“I definitely hear what they are saying, but there are always going to be roadblocks and budget issues, and you just have to prioritize your morals over those kinds of things,” VanSpeybroeck says.

As an example of an alternative, VanSpeybroeck says the students like the idea of a woman of color, such as Ida B. Wells, a political figure who was born a slave in 1862.

Kendall Berry, co-founder of the WHS’s new Black Student Union and a recent Young, Gifted and Black honoree, also is supportive of the effort, which has taken a break until school gets back in session.