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Students at Washington and Lee U. Want Washington and Lee Removed From Diplomas

Students at Washington and Lee U. Want Washington and Lee Removed From Diplomas

“circulating a petition asking for customized diplomas that do not feature the portraits”

Here’s an idea. If you don’t want Washington and Lee on your diploma, maybe don’t go to Washington and Lee.

The Epoch Times reports:

Washington and Lee University Students Want Portraits of Namesakes Off Their Diplomas

Students at Washington and Lee University (WLU) in Virginia are circulating a petition asking for customized diplomas that do not feature the portraits of America’s first president George Washington and Confederate Commander Robert E. Lee, which “some may find controversial or offensive.”

More than 170 past and current students and faculty members of the WLU’s law school have signed the petition, which is directly addressed to university president William Dudley.

The petition calls on the school’s administration to provide students the option of removing the portraits of the namesakes, which are traditionally featured on their diplomas.

“The goal of establishing this option is to create a diploma that alumni are proud to prominently display in their homes and places of work,” reads the petition, adding that changes have been to the diplomas to meet students’ demands in the past, such as switching from sheepskin diplomas to paper ones.

“Given the aftermath of the 2017 Unite the Right Rally in Charlottesville and the heightened awareness of making Washington & Lee an inclusive and compassionate environment to all students, we believe this request provides alumni the ability to honor their alma mater without the presence of the portraits that some may find controversial or offensive,” it states.

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Stop giving in to these idiots.

The portraits are offensive to them but the names are not?

Charles Martel | November 26, 2019 at 9:57 am

#1 They applied to and are graduating from WASHINGTON and LEE University

Surely college graduates have a pair of scissors available they can cut the name of the university and the portraits off if they wish.

Problem solved.

One rather suspects that the particular students protesting this were never going to receive diplomas anyhow.

Let’s handle this the American Capitalist way. They can have anything on their diplomas that they want – for a fee. You want a customized diploma? It’s $100 to remove each picture ($200 for both) and an extra $100 (each) to add pictures you like.

Then they’ll complain about the fees but they are always going to complain about something.

For all the students who are dumb enough to go to Washington and Lee while being ashamed of the two founders, I suggest including the portraits of Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels.

Forget for just a second the obvious absurdities already addressed. Once again, the progressive cultists and zealots presume to speak for everyone in the name of what they want.

No one can have pictures because some people don’t want pictures.

    healthguyfsu in reply to healthguyfsu. | November 26, 2019 at 3:20 pm

    Strike my comment…they want the “option”.

    I can make them an optional diploma for 50 bucks by paypal. They can even have it before they graduate!

The Friendly Grizzly | November 26, 2019 at 3:56 pm

Maybe use pictures of Harold Washington, a former mayor, and Soong Lee. He’s the guy with the Chinese take-away two blocks from campus.

How about al sharpton’s asshole on the diploma, as a giant watermark?

No extra charge.

How about al sharpton’s asshole on the diploma, as a giant watermark?
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which one?

A modest proposal:

Eliminate the names of these “principled” protestors from their diplomas.

That way their names are not associated with these other “shameful” historical figures.

As usual, the Left replaces the historical the hysterical.

“Here’s an idea. If you don’t want Washington and Lee on your diploma, maybe don’t go to Washington and Lee.”

M<y thoughts exactly.

So issue a certificate of completion with the university’s federal ID number, address and a photo of the governor, Dr. Ralph “Coonman” Northram.

Simple solution: If you’re a student at Washington and Lee and you don’t want either of their names on your diploma… TRANSFER! Problem solved.

Boy, are these children in for a big surprise.

goddessoftheclassroom | November 30, 2019 at 8:42 am

It seems this petition is from the LAW SCHOOL, not the entire university. It was also a law school student several years ago who demanded the replica battle flags be removed from Lee’s tomb.

Also, 170 signatures is less than 1/10 of the entire student population.

Having said this, I agree that these discontented people have the freedom to transfer to another school, and I wish they would.

(Proud mom of a member of the W&L class of ‘18, NOT the law school)

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