It is a great mystery as to what the students at the University of California at Berkely are smoking these days. In their search for safe spaces, these snowflakes do not depend much on rational thought. Their latest attack on history is the namesake of their Barrows Hall and it is named after the university’s president from 1919 to 1923, David Barrows. He was an anthropologist and that somehow equates to a white supremacist. The real dumbing down of the story, yes it gets worse, is who they want Barrows Hall renamed after!
As Written by Jazz Shaw for Hot Air:
The student body at Berkeley has a lot on their plate these days what with the imminent arrival of Ben Shapiro sending everyone scrambling for their safe spaces and all. But with so much to be done on the social justice front there’s simply no rest for the weary.
In case you hadn’t heard, there are offensively named buildings to be tackled on campus. We must wipe away all vestiges of racism or colonialism or… something. With that in mind, the students are looking to change the name of Barrows Hall. That one clearly has to go because of the evil, sordid history of the man it was named after. (The College Fix)
Barrows Hall is named after the university’s president from 1919 to 1923, David Barrows, an anthropologist who served as superintendent of schools in Manila when the Philippines became a U.S. colony, according to the University of California Academic Senate’s biography in memoriam.
The Daily said his academic work was informed by “white supremacist ideology.” In 2015 the Black Student Union demanded the name’s removal among other high-priced demands, calling Barrows an “imperialist by way of anthropology [who] participated in perpetuating American colonialism.”
So it turns out that David Barrows wasn’t actually a slaveholder. In fact, ….
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