“Our college is named after him because we too value academic achievement, intense deliberation, and a liberal society where our differences need not be our undoing.”
This will keep happening until someone pushes back. The left will eventually come for America’s most basic symbols, like the flag.
The College Fix reports:
Michigan State considers eliminating James Madison’s name from dorm
Michigan State University is considering renaming a residential college honoring the country’s fourth president in order to “advance racial equity.”
In a letter addressed to James Madison residents regarding “commitments and actions,” Interim Dean Linda Racioppi and Assistant Dean Jeff Judge wrote that following summer break, they “plan to engage in reconsideration of the name of the College.”
“[This] will need to incorporate the perspectives of students, staff, faculty, and alumni,” the deans wrote. “If these groups should support a name change, we would then proceed through the University governance process.”
According to The Washington Free Beacon, this idea isn’t sitting too well with some alumni.
MSU alum Spike Dearing told the Beacon that Madison “was an intellectual giant of his time” and that “the college embodies [his] intellectual rigor.”
“Our college is named after him because we too value academic achievement, intense deliberation, and a liberal society where our differences need not be our undoing,” Dearing said.
On the other hand, Madison College alumna Anisa Dagher said she isn’t opposed to a name change — she wants to hear minority students’ views on the matter as it’s not “her place to decide what is or is not offensive to people of color.”
“I am curious as to what they would want to change it to that would represent what the college teaches while at the same time remaining inoffensive to students and faculty of color,” Dagher said.
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