In a blow to the stifling plague of forced diversity that is sweeping the land, Princeton University has rejected calls to remove Woodrow Wilson’s name from campus buildings. Yappy, thin-skinned student activists opposed the former U.S. president not for lying to Americans about staying out of war nor for his draconian war on political dissent but because he was a racist. It’s an all too common refrain from generation Obama whose sense of outrage doesn’t extend to other former leaders like Democrat icon Franklin Delano Roosevelt who presided over the federal government’s robbery and internment of over 100,000 Americans of Japanese descent. To the new breed of chucklehead grievance mongers only blacks are victims of racism because that is the way we roll in Obamastan.
Reuters reports that “Despite race views, Princeton to keep President Wilson’s name”:
Princeton University will keep former U.S. President Woodrow Wilson’s name on campus buildings despite student complaints about his segregationist beliefs, the Ivy League school said on Monday, while also announcing new diversity efforts.
While recommending that Wilson’s name and image not be removed from Princeton’s public spaces and from its Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, a trustees report said it needs to be honest in “recognizing Wilson’s failings and shortcomings as well as the visions and achievements that led to the naming of the school and the college in the first place.”
Wilson served as Princeton’s president from 1902 to 1910 and then was the 28th U.S. president from 1913 to 1921. He was a leader of the Progressive Movement but supported racial segregation, part of public policy at the time, particularly in Southern states.
“Princeton must openly and candidly recognize that Wilson, like other historical figures, leaves behind a complex legacy with both positive and negative repercussions, and that the use of his name implies no endorsement of views and actions that conflict with the values and aspirations of our times,” the trustees report said.
The Princeton trustees adopted the recommendations of a special committee formed after students demonstrated and demanded the removal of Wilson’s name on campus in November amid a wave of protests at colleges across the nation over the treatment of minority students.
The school also agreed to several new initiatives to encourage diversity on campus, from encouraging a broader range of students to pursue doctoral degrees, to displaying art and logos that reflect a more racially mixed Princeton.
Some alumni expressed disappointment at the decision. “I know history is complex and Wilson did a lot for Princeton but I really would have liked to see Wilson College renamed,” Nadirah Farah Foley, a 2011 graduate, said on Twitter.
One of the chief troublemakers, a group called the Black Justice League is already raging against the university on it’s Facebook page. It was a rare victory for free speech and non-revisionist history in a land where liberal snots and their social justice warrior winged monkeys are in as state of constant attack to force their radical political correctness upon millions against their will. There will be the usual squealing and bawling along with denunciations of the “racist” culture in which they must live but this enforced diversity crap has already gone way too far and badly needs to be rolled back. Princeton University did it’s part and should serve as an inspiration of all of those whose idea of freedom doesn’t mesh with George Orwell’s dire warning that the future would be “a boot stamping on a human face — forever”.