Hofstra U Banishes Thomas Jefferson

The logical next step would be to banish the Declaration of Independence, and petition Great Britain to take them back.

Hofstra University has decided to relocate its long-criticized Thomas Jefferson statue to a less prominent location on campus, citing the "pain of our black students." University President Stuart Rabinowitz released a statement June 23 announcing the unanimous decision by the “Committee on Representations in Public Spaces” to relocate the statue from the student center to the Hofstra Emily Lowe building, less than a half-mile away. The president said the history of the statue represents a “consistent source of pain for many of our Black students and allies.” 

No it doesn't.

In addition, the president cited “new understandings based on the work and words of activists and leaders.

There are no new understandings.

You either accept America or reject it. If you're banishing Thomas Jefferson, Washington, and Columbus, you are announcing a rejection of the United States of America.

That choice should be set forward clearly and loudly.

 

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