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Slave-owner's name taken off
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Posted By: Ribicon, 8/31/2020 2:23:43 PM

Columbia University has removed the name of the founder of its medical school, who also served as George Washington’s doctor, from a campus dormitory because he was a slave owner. Samuel Bard, the founder of what is now Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, was a pioneer in obstetrics and the treatment of diphtheria, but also owned several slaves and once advertised promising a reward for the return of one who had run away. Bard Hall, which opened in 1931, is a dormitory for clinical students. In a letter to students and faculty, Columbia President Lee Bollinger said that the change “feels urgent”.

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One can only imagine the howls of pain from the local community, and from the affirmative action med school students, confronted with that name each day! Meanwhile, George Washington himself owned many slaves, and Yale University remains defiantly named for Elihu Yale, a big-time slave dealer. Where does the ride end?

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Northcross 8/31/2020 2:34:29 PM (No. 527106)
Why stop there? Shouldn't we rename Columbia University to Snowflake U.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: msjena 8/31/2020 2:41:05 PM (No. 527112)
When are they going to change the name of the university, named after that persecutor of "indigenous peoples, Christopher Columbus?
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Reply 3 - Posted by: IowaDad 8/31/2020 2:47:44 PM (No. 527117)
Brilliant work. These clever people found a problem, analysed its cause, came up with a real solution and applied it. Very good! No doubt everyone's lives will be improved.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: DVC 8/31/2020 2:53:07 PM (No. 527121)
I think they should rename the university "Shaka Zulu University". Let's go completely the other way. Shaka was an ultra vicious, incredibly cruel, murderous killer who led the Zulus in the early 1800s. Forcing a large, sharpened pole up the ailementary canal of his victims until it protruded from their mouth was a favorite way to kill his enemies...which eventually included many of his family members. And he was also impotent, a nice touch for this university.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Nimby 8/31/2020 3:02:34 PM (No. 527129)
Removing the name is insufficient. It should be burnt down!! Isn't what the anarchists do?
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Chuzzles 8/31/2020 3:13:54 PM (No. 527136)
Meanwhile in other news, the democrats and media are deliberately ignoring the fact their VP pick comes from a Jamaican slave holding family. That is why they are focusing mostly on her Indian heritage, leaving her Father in the dust yet again. Seems to me we have heard this song before. Oh yeah, Obama denying his own mom.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: JunkYardDog 8/31/2020 3:23:32 PM (No. 527145)
People who ignore history are doomed to repeat it. And the clown SJW virtue-signalling fools who are suffering from acute Narcissism will be the ones repeating it. They are mentally ill, this crowd surely is.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: columba 8/31/2020 3:52:37 PM (No. 527169)
Using one's FEELINGS as a need to make a change brings the user to the intelligence level of a dog. One would expect a human being to use reason.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: bad-hair 8/31/2020 4:07:26 PM (No. 527181)
Just checked my GAS meter. I'm running on empty.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Krause 8/31/2020 5:31:09 PM (No. 527256)
It's too bad that today's do-gooders didn't live back in the day. They would have stopped slavery, over the whole world, in a matter of days.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: DARling 8/31/2020 6:49:49 PM (No. 527328)
I think that if this silliness continues, you will find the word "University" removed from the sign at the entrance. My kids would never have been permitted to attend schools where their whiteness would have meant they had no right to speak their minds. The height of idiocy is thinking that removing nameplates and statues will enhance anyone's life or educational experience.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: udanja99 8/31/2020 7:24:00 PM (No. 527358)
I’m still wondering when they’re going to cancel Yale and turn it into section 8 housing. Elihu Yale was worse than a slave owner - he was a slave trader. And they could get brownie points by calling the conversion to section 8 housing “reparations”.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Lawsy0 8/31/2020 7:51:42 PM (No. 527383)
Slave ownership was legal back then. I didn't say it was righteous, but it WAS legal and the people being vilified 240 years or so later had a right according to law. Everyone from Joseph and Moses on up knew that owning another person was morally wrong. Like legalized tobacco and liquor. Lots of folks do it because it is ''legal'' and will tell you so to your face.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Older and Wiser 8/31/2020 11:01:06 PM (No. 527510)
Is this not a form of stealing from the donor if they do not return the funds to him or her unless they had specified that the property ID could later be changed.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: AGGW 9/1/2020 12:32:10 AM (No. 527557)
What #6 said. Her father said his family has slave owners in its history. Certain fact checking sites are twisting like a pretzel trying to denounce it as inaccurate.
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