Princeton University has decided to remove President Woodrow Wilson’s name from its public policy school and one of its residential colleges because of what the college president called “racist thinking.”
“The trustees conclude that Woodrow Wilson’s racist thinking and policies make him an inappropriate namesake for a school or college whose scholars, students, and alumni must firmly stand against racism in all its forms,” Princeton University President Christopher Eisgruber announced Saturday.
Eisgruber called Wilson’s racism “significant” and noted that his segregation of the federal civil service after it had already been integrated for years took America backward.
“When a university names a school of public policy for a political leader, it inevitably suggests that the honoree is a model for students who study at the school,” Eisgruber said.
Virtue signaling or adjusting to current racial realities? You be the judge.
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