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Chicago has dropped plans to name an already controversial new high school after President Barack Obama.

The Chicago Board of Education decided that the proposed selective-enrollment institution would not be called Barack Obama College Preparatory High School as planned due to a district policy against naming public schools after a living person, according to the New York Daily News.

But the dropping of Obama’s name may really indicate that Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s attempt to gin up good will with the city’s black community has backfired.

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