Two Universities are Joining in the Historical Overcorrection after Charlottesville

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A college in Philadelphia, Bryn Mawr, and one in New Jersey, Stockton University, are joining in the historical overcorrection over the names of its founders. This happens after violence erupted at protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the proposed removal of the statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee, where one woman died.

Bryn Mawr plans on a moratorium on buildings carrying M. Carey Thomas’s name due to racism and anti-Semitism in Thomas’s past.

Stockon will temporarily remove a bust of a signatory to the U.S.’s Declaration of Independence, Richard Stockton (its namesake) and will provide a historical exhibit to discuss his past as a slaveholder.

 

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