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William Peace University May Change its Name Because Namesake Owned Slaves

William Peace University May Change its Name Because Namesake Owned Slaves

“the presence of the William Peace statue could create a divisive environment on campus”

Why should this matter? Elihu Yale was actively involved in the slave trade and Yale isn’t changing its name.

Campus Reform reports:

University may change its name after assessing namesake’s legacy as a slaveowner

William Peace University may change its name after a task force announced that “William Peace” is “not consistent with [the] current values as an institution.”

The university’s namesake, William Peace, owned 55 slaves, according to the school. Additionally, the university was in part constructed by slave labor.

“Given these facts and believing the presence of the William Peace statue could create a divisive environment on campus, and keeping with our current values, The Board of Trustees voted in support of removing the statue of Mr. William Peace from campus,” the announcement reads.

Jennifer Suarez, the university’s director of integrated marketing, told Campus Reform in a statement that the school’s task force and planned listening sessions serve as “input to decide how we can reckon with and respond to our history in a way that makes us a better institution.”

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By better institution, I hope she means “we are going so woke that we will soon be out of business.” I think that all here agree that would be the best of all possible institutions. Now lets just hope that a lot of their endowment is tied up in Netflix.

“Additionally, the university was in part constructed by slave labor.”

Well, we can’t have that. It will have to be torn down.

    Peabody in reply to Peabody. | April 21, 2022 at 2:12 pm

    It was later revealed that the person who made that statement typed it on a computer constructed in China by slave labor.

healthguyfsu | April 21, 2022 at 2:16 pm

Next agenda item: reparations!

“the presence of the William Peace statue could create a divisive environment on campus”

Statue’s been there over a century; the divisive environment didn’t start developing until YOU got here. That’s pretty good evidence where the real fault lies.