(ReclaimingAmerica.net) – In another eye-opening example of the ongoing culture war in the United States, the student newspaper at the University of Virginia has called for Thomas Jefferson’s name to be removed from the campus.
Jefferson, the primary author of the Declaration of Independence who served as President of the United States, founded the University of Virginia when he was 76.
Now, as Fox News reports:
“University of Virginia’s student newspaper, The Cavalier Daily, released an August editorial demanding the institution disavow white supremacy by removing college founder Thomas Jefferson from campus buildings.
In an editorial titled, “To create ‘citizen leaders,’ U.Va. must do more,” the Cavalier editors argued that the university needs to “reject” the buildings and statues that “glorifies” white supremacy.
“‘We reject how the University’s physical environment — one that glorifies racists, slaveholders and eugenicists with statues and buildings named in their honor — upholds an enduring culture of white supremacy,’ the editorial stated.” [emphasis added]
And it is not just at the University of Virginia where Jefferson is under attack. “Last year, the New York City Public Design Commission voted to remove a statue of Thomas Jefferson from New York City’s city hall.
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