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Board of Regents won’t change names of buildings, colleges with racist links

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by Dave Williams | Nov 23, 2021 | Capitol Beat News Service

ATLANTA – The University System of Georgia has decided not to pursue plans to rename dozens of buildings and colleges named for historical figures associated with racism.

The board voted Monday not to accept the recommendations of an...

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4 COMMENTS

  1. First off, to Dave Williams…why do you capitalize the word “Black”? I see this as a trend when mentioning a black person, but writer’s refuse the same for someone who is white….why is that okay or even appropriate? In and of itself, I find that offensive. Or is that the goal?
    Secondly, without getting into the political parade and racial machinations of this movement, I think one of the big reasons this is being struck down is because of…what else??…money. If some family or individual wants to donate millions of dollars to a university, you don’t think this sort of ridiculous mess is going to make them hesitant because some search committee may plow through old records and find that their great, great, great, great (you get the idea) relative may have done or said something 200 years ago that isn’t congruent with what is currently being said or done?? Then the unwitting present-day family or individual gets ridiculed, chastised, and disgraced for it?
    Naaaahh….we’ll just hang on to our millions of dollars, thank you very much. Nevermind that that huge donation would provide opportunities and benefits for countless students.

  2. “The University System of Georgia has decided not to pursue plans to rename dozens of buildings and colleges named for historical figures associated with racism.” It WAS NOT “racism” in those days. It was the legal, standard labor practice of the era. I’m offended at the Regents calling my ancestors racists—and incidentally, none of my ancestors owned slaves, before, during, or after the Northern invasion. My great grandfather however, did serve honorably in the Confederate Cavalry, and unlike his Northern counterparts, he did not burn down homes of the Yankees, rape any of their women, or loot their possessions. Proud to be a Southerner.

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