*Fox News viewers were not impressed that Los Angeles unveiled “President Barack Obama Boulevard” over the weekend, so many lit up social media with a slew of racist slurs against the former president.
As previously reported, at a ceremony by LA officials, on Saturday, a 3.5 mile stretch of Rodeo Boulevard was named “Obama Boulevard” The event also included a concert, but it was not attended by the man himself.
Herb Wesson, the City Council president, noted that the location was geographically significant as it was near the site of one of the former president’s campaign rallies in 2007.
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As expected, the racist comments on the Fox News website in response to Obama Boulevard would make a Klansman proud.
Above is a screenshot of some of the comments.
“With this change, we are publicly documenting what Obama’s legacy as our nation’s first black President means to our city and our South Los Angeles community,” Wesson said at the event over the weekend.
“For every child who will drive down this street and see the President’s name, this will serve as a physical reminder that no goal is out of reach and that no dream is too big,” Wesson added.
The road intersects with other another street named after Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., as well as the city’s “Presidential Row” of streets named after former presidents including Washington, Jefferson, and Adams. That fact was spoken on by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti.
“As we drive through this city and we see past presidents on Adams, on Washington, on Jefferson, now we’ll have one that was in our lifetime, who was a president for everybody: Barack Hussein Obama,” Garcetti said.
Here with CM @HerbJWesson, Sup. @MRidleyThomas, Rep. @MariaEDurazo and the @LAUrbanLeague for #ObamaFestLA to name #ObamaBlvd and etch President Obama’s name and legacy even deeper in our city’s story. pic.twitter.com/opinsPUAx0
— Mayor Eric Garcetti (@MayorOfLA) May 5, 2019