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University of Missouri Rejects Student Demands to Remove Thomas Jefferson Statue

University of Missouri Rejects Student Demands to Remove Thomas Jefferson Statue

“we don’t remove history”

The arrogance of college students who believe they’re superior to America’s founders never fails to amaze.

Campus Reform reports:

Cancel Culture comes for Thomas Jefferson…and fails miserably

The Board of Curators of the University of Missouri System will consider a proposal to place a disclaimer next to a statue of Thomas Jefferson, according to a recent report.

In 2020, MU officials refused to dismount the statue, defying the wishes of student organizations demanding for it to be removed. The students’ demonstration represented a microcosm of a larger movement advocating the toppling of statues honoring American heroes. MU President Mun Choi became one of the only university presidents to declare that “we don’t remove history” in response.

As a compromise, Choi appointed The Taskforce for the Contextualization of the Thomas Jefferson Statue to write a report recommending how best to “contextualize” it.

The committee released its report in January, recommending that the university “establish a commemorative wayside sign with language explaining why the Jefferson statue is present on the MU campus, as well as summarizing Jefferson’s accomplishments, and also his shortcomings, including his role as a slaveowner and the father of children by an enslaved person.” A widely reported claim that Thomas Jefferson illegitimately fathered children with Sally Hemings, an enslaved woman owned by Jefferson, is disputed.

Commenting on the proposal, MU Professor of psychology and committee member Phillip Wood said, “We need to think about what this memorial says to our students of color and our members of indigenous communities,” according to KOMU-TV.

He noted that the “opinions of the committee…were pretty varied.”

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The Friendly Grizzly | February 25, 2021 at 4:03 pm

“So, now, children, find another college and get out of here.”

Dean T F Grizzly

To any institution who decides to remove any statue of Thomas Jefferson, my open offer: I’ll pay half the shipping costs to my address.

Wait. What? The university administration didn’t just reflexively cave to what the temporary attendees demanded? What?!?!?

You just wait till ANTIFA/BLM hears about this!!

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