“We demand the removal of the Fulbright statue and the use of the Fulbright name in any shape or form”
Anyone else completely sick of this? Someone needs to learn to say no to these entitled students.
Campus Reform reports:
U of Arkansas petition aims to bring down Fulbright statue
Students are circulating a petition to the University of Arkansas, asking for a statute of J. William Fulbright to be removed from campus.
The petition appears to have been originally started a year ago, but the Black Student Caucus shared it recently, and it has gathered more than 5,800 signatures so far.
“We demand the removal of the Fulbright statue and the use of the Fulbright name in any shape or form to represent a university that aims ‘to promote an inclusive environment where equity, opportunity, representation and civility are valued,’” the UA Black Student Caucus wrote on Twitter.
The petition says that J. William Fulbright was a southern Democrat and a segregationist who signed the Southern Manifesto in opposition of Brown v. Board of Education, filibustered the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and voted against the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
Additionally, he co-sponsored an amendment intended to permit soldiers to decide whether or not to serve in a racially integrated unit.
Fulbright is perhaps best known for his hand in the creation of an international scholars program, signed into law in 1946.
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is the largest U.S. exchange program allowing students to engage in international graduate study, advanced research, and teaching in more than 140 countries.
— BlackStudentCaucusUARK (@BlackUark) June 29, 2020
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