Students at the University of California-Berkeley want to rename a campus building because the person the building is named after, a former university president, was a white supremacist–or at least was sympathetic to white supremacy. Here is more:
students have been battling with administrators to purge the name of a past university president from one campus building. From The College Fix:
Barrows Hall is named after the university’s president from 1919 to 1923, David Barrows, an anthropologist who served as superintendent of schools in Manila when the Philippines became a U.S. colony, according to the University of California Academic Senate’s biography in memoriam.
The Daily said his academic work was informed by “white supremacist ideology.” In 2015 the Black Student Union demanded the name’s removal among other high-priced demands, calling Barrows an “imperialist by way of anthropology [who] participated in perpetuating American colonialism.”
I have no problem with that whatsoever, however get a load of…
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