The ethnic cleansing of white history takes another step forward.
Since many of the Founding Fathers were slave owners, it’s clear that Washington and Jeferson, et.al., will soon be targets for removal. Even Lincoln himself may need to go since he spoke ill of the character of the black race.
I would say that rewriting the Constitution is also a future possibility except for the fact that the liberal social justice warrior judges have already eviscerated that fine old document.
Excerpt from the Associated Press
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt University announced Monday that it will pay more than a million dollars to remove an inscription containing the word “Confederate” from one of its campus dorms.
The private university has referred to the Confederate Memorial Hall simply as “Memorial Hall” since 2002, but was blocked in court from changing the name chiseled on the building because it was constructed with the help of a $50,000 gift from the United Daughters of the Confederacy in 1933.
Under the agreement, Vanderbilt will pay $1.2 million, the equivalent of the gift made 83 years ago, to the organization’s Tennessee chapter. In exchange, the chapter will relinquish its naming rights to the building.
“You can memorialize individuals without taking sides in the bloodiest war that was fought over the divisive issues of slavery and equality that we’re still struggling with today for those young people coming onto campus,” Vanderbilt Chancellor Nicholas Zeppos said in a phone interview.
The money has been pledged by anonymous donors, and Zeppos said the school chooses to focus on “moving Vanderbilt forward” rather than on what projects the Daughters of the Confederacy will spend the funds on, especially in light of a new Tennessee law that makes it more difficult to remove Confederate symbols and statues from public places.
“The donors and I and others understand that this donation will go to another organization, but this is a very positive step for Vanderbilt,” Zeppos said.
The Daughters of the Confederacy did not immediately respond to an email seeking comment.
About 30 miles to the southeast, Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro wants to remove the name of Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest from one of its buildings. The public higher education system overseeing the school endorsed the change last month, but the proposal faces a tougher hurdle when it reaches the Tennessee Historical Commission.
Under the “Tennessee Heritage Protection Act” passed earlier this year, it now takes a vote of at least two-thirds of the commission to approve changing or removing historical markers. That’s an increase from the previous requirement of a simple majority vote.