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Julianne Moore joins fight to take Confederate name off her high school

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Actress Julianne Moore is entering the fight over Confederate names and symbology.

The Academy Award winner — who portrayed former GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin in HBO’s 2012 film “Game Change” — has joined a petition to change the name of her high school, which honors Confederate Gen. J.E.B. Stuart.

{mosads}Moore, along with Hollywood mega-producer Bruce Cohen, write in a petition that the county school board in Fairfax, Va., should rename the high school after the Supreme Court’s first African-American justice, Thurgood Marshall.

As students in the 1970s, the pair write, “No one should have to apologize for the name of the public high school you attended and the history of racism it represents, as we and so many alumni of Stuart have felt the need to do our whole lives.”

The battle over the Confederate flag erupted in June, after nine black parishioners were killed in a shooting at a Charleston, S.C., church. The alleged gunman, 21-year-old Dylann Roof, had appeared in photographs with Confederate flags.

Moore and Cohen called the shooting “a tragic reminder of how these symbols of hate continue to fuel racism and violence.”

“Today, this school is attended by a diverse group of students who should not have to attend a school that bears the name of a man who fought to keep African-Americans enslaved,” the petition states.

So far, it has received more than 28,000 signatures.

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