Ivy League College To Drop Dead President's Name In Wake Of Protests
The Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University is going under some changes. This is largely due to the recent death of George Floyd and Rayshard Brooks. Princeton feels that they no longer want to be associated with the 28th president of the United States as they feel he was a racist.
"Princeton is part of an America that has too often disregarded, ignored, or excused racism, allowing the persistence of systems that discriminate against Black people. When Derek Chauvin knelt for nearly nine minutes on George Floyd’s neck while bystanders recorded his cruelty, he might have assumed that the system would disregard, ignore, or excuse his conduct, as it had done in response to past complaints against him."
"Wilson’s racism was significant and consequential even by the standards of his own time. He segregated the federal civil service after it had been racially integrated for decades, thereby taking America backward in its pursuit of justice. He not only acquiesced in but added to the persistent practice of racism in this country, a practice that continues to do harm today.
Wilson’s segregationist policies make him an especially inappropriate namesake for a public policy school. When a university names a school of public policy for a political leader, it inevitably suggests that the honoree is a model for students who study at the school. This searing moment in American history has made clear that Wilson’s racism disqualifies him from that role. In a nation that continues to struggle with racism, this University and its school of public and international affairs must stand clearly and firmly for equality and justice. The School will now be known as “The Princeton School of Public and International Affairs.”
So he was a progressive that instituted segregation and spoke approvingly of the KKK, it looks like this one might be a fair change compared to the numerous other things that have been changed just to appease the P.C. crowd.