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  • Princeton Pressured to Rename School Honoring ‘White Supremacist’ President Woodrow Wilson

    02/15/2017 10:18:15 AM PST · by TBP · 32 replies
    Heat Street ^ | February 14, 2017 | Kieran Corcoran
    Princeton is under renewed pressure to rename an institution honoring President Woodrow Wilson after activists branded him a “white supremacist”. Campus activists made another attempt to scrub Wilson’s name from the university’s School of Public and International Affairs (pictured above) over his views on race. He agreed to re-segregate large parts of the federal government, expressed sympathy for the Ku Klux Klan and regularly worked to exclude or dissuade black people from public life. As a Vox explainer notes, although the 1910s had very different racial norms to today, Wilson’s attitude was exceptional even then. However, despite the pressure, Princeton...