“genocide and mass murder of enslaved populations”
Don’t you love it when an undergrad thinks they’re more significant than one of America’s first presidents and author of our founding documents?
The College Fix reports:
Anti-Thomas Jefferson student: Founder’s statue a source of ‘significant’ distress
The student who led the effort to remove a statue of Thomas Jefferson from Hofstra University is pretty ticked off that the school president isn’t giving caving to her demands.
In a Hofstra Chronicle op-ed today, JaLoni Owens wonders what it will take before President Stuart Rabinowitz and other campus officials see things her way.
Will it be “[Jefferson’s] repeated rape of multiracial slave Sally Hemings”? Owens asks. Or, his “documented calls for the genocide and mass murder of enslaved populations”? Perhaps it’ll be his role in “sustaining slavery in America and having owned over 600 slaves over the course of his lifetime”?
Her piece comes after Rabinowitz challenged her campaign at an April 25 town hall meeting. The university president had responded that Owens and “every single student on this campus” matter to him after she asked what students of color have to do to feel as “valued” as their white peers.
Since this wasn’t a good enough answer, Owens and friends then stood up, turned their backs to Rabinowitz, and held up signs which read “Black Lives Matter! Does Hofstra agree?”
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