Monday, January 4, 2010

Center vs. Complex


I went to the website to see the new name. What Mr. McCartt alluded to is exactly why I did not like the name complex. Douglass High School is an historic site and dropping the word "community" would have been a better idea than calling it a "complex" and adding someone's name, especially Mr. Dobbins' name.

Center: hub, heart, core, interior, inside
Complex: multifaceted, compound, composite, multipart

I do not like the connotation and hope the name will be reconsidered because "complex" does not reflect what the Black community represented.

Rosemary Gray