...much deeper than the roots of any evergreen tree now or in the past. See: https://www.foxnews.com/us/portland-school-postpones-vote-on-changing-mascot-to-evergreens-over-concerns-of-ties-to-lynching
It is truly unbelievable that a so called educator would make such a preposterous claim that an evergreen tree as a school mascot might be racist due to the possibility it may invoke images of lynchings. I guess no botanist is she nor has she ever slung a rope over a branch to lift a heavy object - because if she had done so (that is any legitimate lifting job using a rope over a tree limb for leverage not a lynching mind you) then she'd know an evergreen would be a poor choice of trees for the task at hand due to all the other branches getting in the way and all the sap that would wind up on the rope and her hands. That is not to say an evergreen was never used in a lynching even though unlikely but it is to say - what next - tear down all houses with studs made of pine!
It has gotten to the point where anyone can accuse anything as being racist and they suddenly are given credence by leftist morons and the press makes it a national news story. If I was religious I'd be praying for God's help right around now - help to purge the idiocy from the face of the earth. As it is, I am asking, in fact begging, for intervention by nature, The Fates, The Force, the gods, God Almighty or whatever or whomever can help - we need all the help we can get.