The University of Southern California creates a task force to get rid of building names that “cause pain.”
The University of Southern California is creating a Task Force on University Nomenclature that will define principles and processes for faculty, staff, and students who want to change the names of campus buildings, monuments, and symbols that “may cause pain,” the Daily Trojan reported.
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Some universities respond to sudden outrage over decades-old building names and campus symbols by hastily caving to pressure and promising to rename or remove them.
The University of Southern California wants to be ahead of the curve. That’s why it’s creating a task force that will recommend a process for tossing problematic figures down the memory hole.
In a memo Monday, Provost Michael Quick said the community is “having important conversations about the names of certain buildings, monuments, and symbols” that “may evoke views and practices that we no longer support.”
These elements of campus also “may cause pain for members of our community,” interfering in the private university’s quest to be “a national leader in equity and inclusion” and create a “safe, welcoming, and supportive campus,” Quick wrote.[…]
According to the Daily Trojan, one of the top targets of student ire is the Von KleinSmid Center. It’s named after the university’s fifth president, Rufus B. Von KleinSmid, “an active member of the eugenics movement who advocated for forced sterilization practices.” More
According to the Daily Trojan, one of the top targets of student ire is the Von KleinSmid Center. It’s named after the university’s fifth president, Rufus B. Von KleinSmid, “an active member of the eugenics movement who advocated for forced sterilization practices.” One of Margret Sanger’s co-conspirators. Well, I guess that means Planned Parenthood will now be banned from campus too?
So they’re against forced sterilization and the death penalty but pro-murder against babies. They’re all insane.
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