Can a Rock Be Racist? – Reclaiming America

Can a Rock Be Racist?

What has happened to America and traditional American values when a rock on a university campus is deemed so racist that it must be removed from the campus?

You’d be hard-pressed to find an editorial staff of any website that is more opposed to racism than the editorial staff of Reclaiming America. However, this story has us shaking our heads with bafflement.

**********

UW-Madison is moving forward on a plan to remove a boulder from Observatory Hill after calls from students of color who see the rock as a painful reminder of the history of racism on campus,” according to Madison.com.

The 70-ton boulder is officially known as Chamberlin Rock in honor of Thomas Crowder Chamberlin, a geologist and former university president. But the rock was referred to at least once after it was dug out of the hill as a “n*ggerhead,” a commonly used expression in the 1920s to describe any large dark rock.

“The Campus Planning Committee unanimously voted last week to recommend to Chancellor Rebecca Blank that the boulder be removed from Observatory Hill. Blank has previously indicated she supports the rock’s removal, though a timeline for removal has not been established.

“The Wisconsin Black Student Union called for the rock’s removal over the summer. President Nalah McWhorter said the rock is a symbol of the daily injustices that students of color face on a predominantly white campus[emphasis added]

“McWhorter also faulted the Wisconsin State Journal for printing the vulgarity in a 1925 news article. [emphasis added]

“University historians identified the news story as the only known instance of the offensive term being used. It’s unclear whether or for how long people on campus referred to the boulder as “N*ggerhead Rock.” The term itself appears to have fallen out of common usage by the 1950s.” [emphasis added]

For more, go to Madison.com.

Please share your thoughts in the comment section on this page. What has happened to America and traditional American values when a rock on a university campus is deemed so racist that it must be removed from the campus? Remember, as far as historians can tell, the offensive term was only used once back in 1925 and the use of the term in the U.S. ceased back in the 1950s.

 

SICK OF CENSORSHIP? FOLLOW US ON THE FREE SPEECH SITE: GAB.COM

32 Comments

  1. Pat says:

    Just shows the stupidity these so called professors are teaching our children. No more colleges!!!! Send your kids to trade schools!

  2. James Tiutczenko says:

    You can’t change history. History is just that, you can’t erase it, change it. A certain group of people want to try and change history to fit there narrative. These groups need to stop trying to destroy American history. This rock is dedicated to a former president of the university it was referred to a term of the time once, so people need to stop playing the VICTIM and learn from history and not erase it and move forward.

  3. Gitmo says:

    It’s how stupid people are and brainwashed by obama!

  4. Robert henry says:

    Are these the same students who want their student loans paid off by the taxpayers?

  5. David says:

    Most Americans would walk past it because most are not racist. But someone who is the true racist will call out anyone or anything that upsets them because they are the true racist and only want their vision of what humans should be.

  6. Jackie says:

    MAYBE WE SHOULD SEND SOME CLEANING SUPPLIES AND THEY CAN SCRUB THE ROCK TILL IT TURNS WHITE. WE CAN’T CHANGE THE PAST. MOVE ON AND START ENJOYING LIFE WHILE YOU CAN AND LET THE REST OF US NOT WORRY ABOUT MOVING THIS ROCK. IT’S A ROCK FOR HOPE. IF YOU DON’T LIKE SOMETHING THEN DON’T BUY IT. IF YOU DON’T LIKE THE ROCK THEN LOOK SOMEWHERE ELSE. EVERYONE IS DIFFERENT EVEN IN COLOR AND THIS IS ONE WORLD AND WE ALL HAVE TO LIVE IN IT, SO LETS MAKE THE MOST OF IT. THERE ARE A LOT THINGS WE HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT BESIDES SOME DAMN ROCK…………..

  7. Steven Van Ness says:

    You can’t fix stupid.

  8. joseph says:

    Am I really hearing and seeing that sort of BS by college students or is it their teachers sharing this kind of crap to young minds.
    Have America become some sort of racial Monster or that leaders of the socialist/Communist agenda pushing that racial narrative to sow discord and hate.
    I call on the Media to decide to stop allocating time to this agenda ASAP.

    • Houston says:

      Has ignorance infested students so
      much that they are now protesting
      dark colored rocks? Teachers should be ashamed to let ideas like
      this be taken seriously!!!!!

  9. Honest says:

    Those who want it removed,,,,,,, remove it yourself !! See how long it takes “

  10. Steve Stacy says:

    This world is full of idiots. It’s a rock. Why don’t we destroy all the ships in the world because that’s how they were brought here. Or maybe burn everything made from cotton, because they picked cotton. History is history no matter how unfortunate it is. Past is past. If it was not for slavery they would not be here now.

  11. You got to admit this statement is very TRUE, “Ever since President Jonh F. Kennedy was killed in Dallas,Tx the United States of America as we know it, has been going to HELL in a handbag and we haven’t had a President since then that has united America like he has” Trump wasn’t worth the time to vote for, Biden wasn’t that good of a V.P.”

    • Rand says:

      Your statement , if one may allude to it as a”statement”, reeks of quasi-intellectualism. JFK , rendered the U.S. a glimmer of hope, had it not been for the “riots” on campuses, he made one statement that SHOULD have made everyone think POSITIVELY about doing something constructive, however, his “Catholic Beliefs” made a specific group of people wonder if he wouldn’t be selling the U.S. to the Pope.
      1960’s was the beginning of the invasion of communist professors into the colleges. How many “Christian” colleges put rugs over any mention of Christ on the floors, or statues removed , stained glass removed, or any other signs which stated a belief in Jesus, from “the hallowed halls of academia”. So , just what did you mean???

  12. gary nichols says:

    Why do the leftist Marxists in America want black Americans to be mentally and emotionally unstable?? Does this make them easier to lead away from the freedom they have enjoyed that their ancestors didn’t? Why not have them be proud of their ancestors for enduring something they will never have to experience? Why does the socialist agenda of the left seek to use them as pawns in their game of destroying the America our ancestors gave us? All Americans have ancestors who left us this gift, may we not throw it away because a small per cent of our ancestors produced maggot traitors to our nation. Please, all Americans stand up to defend this precious gift we did not earn. I mean all of us. White and black. Hispanic and Asian. Native American and all other nationalities. If some think they are offended by physical bondage, then they should start being offended by their bondage to lies, deceit, and hatred. You have been given a wonderful gift, but your modern day bondage is leading you to leave your children the gift of bondage that has no true American freedom. If you continue down this road, your descendents will dishonor your memory all the days of the gift you gave them; bondage. Search your hearts to find where your soul really stands, before you judge our nation. If this offends you, that is on you and your own personal bondage that you are feeding on by your own choice. May God continue to Bless America, the land I love to my very end. Amen.

    • Rand says:

      Read “Saul Alinsky” , this is exactly WHAT HE WANTED. “Divide and conquer”. Make “SOME group” and enemy , and use it to your advantage. Slurs , hate mongering , why , even social welfare programs and “public housing” has been USED to divide everyone. LBJ and his “Great Society” was meant to keep “those people slaves of the government”. W.C.Fields once stated : “You can’t cheat an honest man , never give a sucker an even break ,nor smarten up a chump.” And there are a lot of suckers and chumps who are being used.

    • Jackie says:

      very well put. if we live in American we all are Americans NO mater what COLOR WE ARE. IT’S TIME TO STOP ALL THESE CRAZY KILLINGS OF BLACK, WHITE AND SO ON. ALL LIFE’S MATTER, NOT JUST BLACK’S. GET OVER IT. HISTORY IS HISTORY U CAN’T CHANGE THE PAST. IT’S TIME FOR A NEW FUTURE. IF YOU ARE QUALIFIED FOR A JOB THEN YOU SHOULD GET IT NOT SOMEONE WILL HAVE TO TRAIN JUST BECAUSE OF COLOR. EVERYONE HAS THE SAME CHANCE TO GO TO SCHOOL AND BECOME SOMETHING WITH THEIR LIFE. SO STOP BLAMING IT ON YOUR LAZINESS. GET OFF THE COUCH AND GO TO SCHOOL. BE PROUD TO BE AN AMERICAN, THE BEST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD. SO STOP MAKING IT LOOK BAD BECAUSE YOU WANT TO PROTEST, IF YOU DON’T LIKE IT HERE GO SOMEWHERE ELSE. THE REST OF US ARE PROD. WHY CAN’T YOU BLASTERS HAVE SOME SOUL.

  13. Realhuman says:

    My God! Will people never grow up?

  14. Duane says:

    I think these idots should remove all the rocks from the earth, and add them to the collection of rocks in their heads. Clearly they do not possess a brain Pretty soon they will want to ban Brazil nuts. If you’re old enough you know what I mean.

  15. sandi says:

    Can’t believe it still matters if somebody used the term about 95 years ago. We’ve gotten smarter since then. Except for the person that has made us all aware of it now.

    • Jackie says:

      Come on, are you going to live in the past or the future? Because I AM OVER THE PAST AND ALL YOU BLM’S SHOULD BE TOO. LOOK WHAT YOU ARE DOING DESTROYING ALL THESE STORES AND BUSINESS. WHAT GIVES YOU THE RIGHT TO DO THAT? GET A JOB WORK HARD AND BE PROD OF THIS COUNTRY WE LIVE IN. I AM AN AMERICAN NO MATER WHAT COLOR I AM AND COLOR ALSO MEANS WHITE. LOOK IT UP WHITE IS A COLOR TOO. JUST BE PROD OF YOUR LIFE……………… WANT TO LIVE IN THE GUTTER THEN LIVE THERE, BUT DON’T BLAME SOCIETY YOU ARE DOWN THERE. IT’S NOBODY’S FAULT BUT YOURS. I KNOW ALL COLORS THAT LIVE ON THE STREET AND THAT IS THEIR CHOICE. NOT MINE I WENT TO SCHOOL AND WORKED HARD AND DON’T WANT MY FREEDOM TAKEN FROM ME BY SOME USELESS KILLING. GROW UP PEOPLE, GET A LIFE AND ENJOY IT.

  16. Steve Startz says:

    It’s time to abort all our children , they are pro abortion and are promoting abortion after birth!
    Let’s give these worthless communist children what they want
    This is the only good thing abortion could positively help humans in today’s society of morons!
    Kids so stupid the only brain they have is that given to them by OZ ! ie their smart phone is likely the only way to mercifully terminate their existence!
    For a person without worth or ability of abstract thought has no purpose!

  17. Richard says:

    Westinghouse, Inc. Washing Machine Factory was once visited by representatives of the NAACP and was informed that his Company did not employ enough black folks. He took them to the assembly line and said “look down at the hundreds of washing machines on the line with the lids up. Look inside and you will see a black agitator in each one”.

  18. William Askew says:

    It’s a Freakin ROCK! The term used to describe is Disgusting, but it’s part of our history. If you remove all traces of our history regarding how blacks were treated, How will our children and grand children learn about this terrible time in our history. What’s next? Maybe tearing down the Giza Pyramids because they were build by slaves?

  19. David Edds says:

    A ROCK IS A ROCK nothing else. These whining little lefty’s use everything to try and say they are offended.Grow up people. Life isn’t about your little fragile feelings. The rock is about history and as much as they may not like our history it is the history we have. Move on already.

  20. alan ver valin says:

    It’s 7am and this stupidity makes me want to start drinking! Some adults at that school(and everywhere for that matter) need to tell these affronted morons to get over themselves and worry about important things, like getting an education in some useful field and then get a job and pay back their loans! I think we need a program like Israel has where everybody does 2 years national service, preferably the military to show these poor children a little bit about real life. Geez Louise!

  21. AKJohnIII says:

    these people need their heads examined. They must have maggots in their brains. A rock always symbolized strength. In this case I symbolizes the
    strength and endurance of Afro American people. Some of these egg heads need to start looking at things positively. Get off your cloud and get with the program.

  22. Gary Watts says:

    If a bunch of brats worry about a rock dug up before most of us were born and because a few blacks want it removed, well, they should just go to another school

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *