The sinful actions at Fort Hill high school in Cumberland, Md. evidence the influence of the Devil on the hearts of some and the need of the redemption of people. Racism and acts of prejudice are not 'social sins' but are theological sins for they are the purest representation of the failures of some to see others as created in the image of God and created by God. These theological sins evidence a lack of understanding regarding the sovereignity of God for such racial and prejudicial terroristic acts spit on the desires of God and the wisdom and power of God which lead to the creation of such an amazing people.

Sins and ungodly actions against humanity, unholiness as such is displayed here at this high school in the 21st century, must no longer be marginalized with the language games of bifurcating constructs such as social sin. These actions are at their root as theologically unholy as they are impenetrably pervasive. Our theological constructs must not prejudice how we consider and capture the concept of sin; the particular and prevasive sins so very present must shape and prejudice our theological constructs. Theological constructs such as social sin should not define reality; reality should define theological constructs. After all, God is real and not a theological construct.

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History of Dunbar High School
Originally named Preparatory High School for Colored Youth later known as M Street High School, the name was changed in honor of poet Paul Laurence Dunbar. Dunbar was the first high school for black children. It was known for its excellent academics, enough so that many black parents would move to Washington specifically so their children could attend it. Its faculty was paid well by the standards of the time, earning parity pay to Washington's white school teachers. It also boasted a remarkably high number of graduates who went on to higher education, and a generally successful student body. It is similar to Paul Laurence Dunbar High School in Baltimore, Maryland and Fort Worth, Texas, as all three schools have a majority African American student body and are of a major importance to the local African American community. All three schools are also highly regarded for their athletic programs within their respective school district in the sports of Football, Basketball, and Track. There is also a Paul Laurence Dunbar High School in Lexington, Kentucky.

Since its inception, the school has graduated many of the well-known figures of the 20th century, including Sterling Brown, Nannie Helen Burroughs, Charles R. Drew, Charles Hamilton Houston, Robert H. Terrell, and Robert C. Weaver. Its illustrious faculty included Anna Julia Cooper, Kelly Miller, Mary Church Terrell, and Carter G. Woodson. Among its principals were Anna J. Cooper, Richard Greener, Mary Jane Patterson, and Robert H. Terrell. An unusual number of teachers and principals held Ph.D. degrees Including Carter G. Woodson, father of Black history Month and the second African american to earn a Phd. from harvard (after W.E.B. Dubois). This was the result of the entrenched white supremacy and patriarchy that pervaded the nation's professions and served to exclude the majority of African American women and men from faculty positions at predominantly white institutions of higher learning. As a consequence, however, Dunbar High School was considered the nation's best high school for African Americans during the first half of the 20th century. It helped make Washington, DC, an educational and cultural capital.