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Students Demand Acknowledgement of Robert E. Lee's 'Racist and Dishonorable Conduct'
http://www.breitbart.com ^ | April 17, 2014 | AWR Hawkins

Posted on 04/18/2014 8:54:12 AM PDT by NKP_Vet

A group of seven multiracial Washington and Lee University (W&L) students are demanding the school remove all Confederate flags from campus and "acknowledge" General Robert E. Lee's "dishonorable side."

According to the Roanoke Times, "seven multiracial students, calling themselves 'The Committee,'" have also demanded the school "acknowledge and apologize for participating in chattel slavery." They want recognition of "Martin Luther King Jr. Day on the undergraduate campus" and an end to "neo-Confederates" marching across campus "to the Lee Chapel on Lee-Jackson Day."

The students say they will "engage in civil disobedience" if their demands are not met by September 1st.

They added: "The time has come for us, as students, to ask that the university hold itself responsible for its past and present dishonorable conduct and for the racist and dishonorable conduct of Robert E. Lee."

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: dixie; getbentaholes; leejacksonday; martinlutherkingjr; redistribution; reparations; robertelee; thenice; virginia; washingtonandlee
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Leftist students throwing hissy fit, demand all talk of Robert E. Lee is racist and want him expunged from the history of the United States. Ground control to these morons, the Lee in "Washington and Lee" stands for that "racist" you want to have replaced by the the serial plagerizer, communist, woman-beating Martin Luther King.
1 posted on 04/18/2014 8:54:12 AM PDT by NKP_Vet
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To: NKP_Vet

The administration should ask one, simple question:

Please detail your compelling reasons regarding why you chose to attend Washington and Lee college?


2 posted on 04/18/2014 8:57:02 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The Acronym explains the science.)
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To: NKP_Vet

Why did you people choose that School the name alone says it all. Transfer!


3 posted on 04/18/2014 8:57:48 AM PDT by DocJhn
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To: DocJhn

Why did you people choose that School the name alone says it all.

************

To do this very thing.


4 posted on 04/18/2014 8:58:58 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (FIGHT! FIGHT! SEVERE CONSERVATIVE AND THE WILD RIGHT!)
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To: NKP_Vet

Tell them to shut up and go home and do their homework.

The students “demanded”... oooohh we got us some badasses over here.


5 posted on 04/18/2014 8:59:23 AM PDT by envisio (Its on like Donkey Kong!)
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To: NKP_Vet

This Yankee has never seen anything to suggest that Lee was anything other than an Honorable man and excellent military leader.


6 posted on 04/18/2014 8:59:48 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: NKP_Vet
Fascists on the march.
7 posted on 04/18/2014 9:00:12 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The best way to control opposition is to lead it ourselves." -- Vladimir Ilyich Lenin)
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To: DocJhn
Why did you people choose that School the name alone says it all. Transfer!

Maybe they thought it was named for Denzel Washington and Spike Lee and didn't figure out the truth until they'd paid their tuition?

8 posted on 04/18/2014 9:00:45 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: NKP_Vet

If the university bends to the will of seven neo-Nazi fascists, the rest of the students ought to transfer out in protest.


9 posted on 04/18/2014 9:01:24 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: NKP_Vet

One of these days, the minorities are gonna wake up and discover that Whitey ain’t gonna play their games no more. Then they are going to be in for a shiite-load of trouble.


10 posted on 04/18/2014 9:01:50 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: NKP_Vet

(Yawn) Young minds filled with mush. I can hardly wait for concerned students at William and Mary to start marching against British imperialism.


11 posted on 04/18/2014 9:02:57 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: NKP_Vet

This W&L grad always liked Lee-Jackson Day. There was a nice parade. Everyone loves a parade.

It does make me wonder, though, what these people thought they were getting into when they signed up to attend W&L. Did they not visit the campus? Lee (and Traveller) is buried on campus, for goodness sakes. The “Committee” is all Yankees, no doubt.

I doubt they’ll get a lot of traction. Lee was very, very good to the school, and, particularly the undergraduate campus, is pretty conservative.


12 posted on 04/18/2014 9:02:57 AM PDT by Publius Valerius
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To: NKP_Vet

Tell them to go walk in the Forrest..................


13 posted on 04/18/2014 9:03:07 AM PDT by Red Badger (Soon there will be another American Civil War. Will make the first one seem like a Tea Party........)
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To: Cowboy Bob

Hopefully that day will come soon.


15 posted on 04/18/2014 9:04:16 AM PDT by Altura Ct. (i)
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To: NKP_Vet
Surely a threat to cause mischief if a College does not abandon its heritage, is totally unacceptable conduct. Doesn't such a threat deserve expulsion?

It is not that they have a strange and eccentric viewpoint. It is that they are threatening to cause mischief, if the viewpoint of the institution, and most of its students continues to be respected--a form of blackmail, which should justify that expulsion.

William Flax

16 posted on 04/18/2014 9:04:59 AM PDT by Ohioan
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To: Cowboy Bob

One of these days, the minorities are gonna wake up and discover that Whitey ain’t gonna play their games no more. Then they are going to be in for a shiite-load of trouble.


These minorities are so full of hate and blame whitey for every one of their problems.

If you listed the innovations that have improved the quality of life for everyone, you can thank whitey for over 95% of them. They should be thanking whitey.


17 posted on 04/18/2014 9:06:07 AM PDT by boycott
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To: NKP_Vet

Oh vey. These idiots don’t realize Lee, who was Superintendent of West Point, turned what was then Washington Univ into a modern university. If it wasn’t for Lee’s reforms there might not even be a University.


18 posted on 04/18/2014 9:07:04 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: Billthedrill

High school graduates. Inspiring, isn’t it?


19 posted on 04/18/2014 9:07:55 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: NKP_Vet

Expel them. Problem solved.


20 posted on 04/18/2014 9:08:31 AM PDT by tumblindice (Are all Democrats inveterate, habitual liars?)
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To: NKP_Vet

Lee freed his slaves long before there was a Confederacy and long before many Union officers did.


21 posted on 04/18/2014 9:09:39 AM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: NKP_Vet

These “students” need to read a history book. Lee freed his slaves before the Civil War. He actually was asked by Lincoln to be the general for the Union, but he was loyal to VA. He was an honorable man.


22 posted on 04/18/2014 9:09:47 AM PDT by gattaca (The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left. Ecclesiastes10:2)
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To: NKP_Vet
"seven multiracial students, calling themselves 'The Committee,'" ...

... have absolutely no idea what constitutes honor or dishonor.

Everything about whiny liberal behavior is devoid of honor.

23 posted on 04/18/2014 9:09:55 AM PDT by meadsjn
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To: NKP_Vet

Next you’ll hear students dismay that there are Blacks at Tuskegee or Mormans at Bringham Youn.


24 posted on 04/18/2014 9:10:23 AM PDT by rey
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To: NKP_Vet

We need a “White Appreciation Day.” Yeah, we know our history isn’t perfect but you’ve got a long list of things to thank us for ... that cell phone? Was it developed in Africa? What about your TV or computer? Were air conditioners and heaters developed in Mexico? What about electricity? Was it the Africans that first built automobiles? Planes?

They don’t want a “White Appreciation Day” because it would prove overly embarrassing because whites have contributed so much.

I am sick of everything being about RACE.


25 posted on 04/18/2014 9:11:33 AM PDT by boycott
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To: Psalm 144
To do this very thing.

It's spooky when I read my own thoughts in real time from someone else's keyboard.

26 posted on 04/18/2014 9:12:24 AM PDT by Always A Marine
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To: Ohioan
It is that they are threatening to cause mischief, if the viewpoint of the institution, and most of its students continues to be respected--a form of blackmail, which should justify that expulsion.

Maybe. Student discipline at W&L is a little unusual. There are no disciplinary rules on campus regarding student behavior, except one rule which was installed, ironically, by Lee: that all students must behave as "gentlemen" (the undergrad side was still all-men up until 20 years ago or so, and the policy has never changed).

Anyway, the administration of the school holds no authority to discipline students. Instead, all discipline is vested in the students themselves. If a student believes another student has behaved in an ungentlemanly fashion, a committee is formed and the student is put on trial, during which time he is represented by counsel--often a law student. The trials are public and classes are cancelled so that the entire school may attend. Again ironically, the trials are held in Lee Chapel.

If he is found guilty, he is expelled. There is no other penalty. Most often, a student confronted with such a charge will withdraw from the University so as to avoid an expulsion on their permanent record.

27 posted on 04/18/2014 9:12:55 AM PDT by Publius Valerius
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To: Lazamataz

NAPAs?


28 posted on 04/18/2014 9:13:46 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: DoodleDawg

Funniest post of the day. Not the Denzel and Spike part.

The part where “they’d paid their tuition”.


29 posted on 04/18/2014 9:15:23 AM PDT by Gadsden1st
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To: NKP_Vet

Whenever particular political figures came into favour in the Soviet Union, they had cities, mountains and buildings named for them.

When they fell out of favour (and their corpses on the ground), their names were expunged as if they had never been, and the cycle repeated itself with the next round of favourites turned pariahs.

Will this be the fate of Washington and Lee (both dead white male Christian slaveholders, and therefore anathema to academe as a whole), and so many other places?

Will it become Obama and Milk, perhaps, to honour the current favourites of the day? And when they fall from grace with the progressive elites, will their names too be expunged and new favourites so honoured?


30 posted on 04/18/2014 9:17:04 AM PDT by Loyalist (Now available in organic fair trade gluten-free probiotic industrial strength!)
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“...apologize for participating in chattel slavery...”

Oh that old-fashioned slavery was bad with people owning people but the good new slavery of governments owning people is A-OK as long as we slaves get some sort of free dental-health plan.


31 posted on 04/18/2014 9:18:36 AM PDT by Monterrosa-24 (...even more American than a French bikini and a Russian AK-47.)
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To: NKP_Vet

I suppose they’ll want to rename Lee Chapel on campus, along perhaps with the disinterment of the General himself and the horse he rode in on.

W&L is a private institution. Expulsion would be appropriate for these lil’ illiterate blow-hards.


32 posted on 04/18/2014 9:19:47 AM PDT by RFEngineer
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To: NKP_Vet

If they have no love for America’s greatest general — why go to W&L in the first place?

There’s a shrine to RELee in its own chapel there.


33 posted on 04/18/2014 9:19:53 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: NKP_Vet

Is there a word of history anywhere from that time period which has a negative thing to say about Robert E Lee? I have read a few books about the war and that time period, and it appears that everyone alive at that time, north or south, regarded Gen Lee as the ideal man.


34 posted on 04/18/2014 9:19:59 AM PDT by lurk
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These people have no understanding of history. Lexington is a beautiful town that honors what was best about both Lee and Jackson. If these people get their way, it's only a matter of time until Lee chapel is torn down and Jackson's statue is removed from in front of the VMI barracks.

Political correctness is not popular in Rockbridge Co. It will be interesting to see how the community responds.

35 posted on 04/18/2014 9:20:05 AM PDT by IdratherbeatPemberley
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To: lurk

Well, he once owned a Confederate flag. I mean, it’s something... ;-)


36 posted on 04/18/2014 9:22:07 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Publius Valerius
Interesting!

If I were an undergraduate on the campus, I know at least one student who would be making the required accusation. I have been on the W & L campus, and frankly felt inspired by the sense of true natural nobility of Lee's character, which pervades the buildings & grounds.

It is a disgusting achievement of those on the hard core Left, that they have created a sub-culture, where this sort of behavior (that of the 7 miscreants) seems acceptable. Robert E. Lee was always seen as a true role model, in the Southern Ohio culture, in which I grew up; and this sort of agitation is as offensive to me, as I am sure it is to you.

37 posted on 04/18/2014 9:23:39 AM PDT by Ohioan
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To: Cowboy Bob

That will be a sad time. But neccessary. And many innocents will have to be on the receiving end.

Hope I didn’t put any “code words” in this post.


38 posted on 04/18/2014 9:24:06 AM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: Monterrosa-24

I confess, I don’t know the whole story about the college, but I do know that after the war, Robert E. Lee had virtually nothing. His Virginia home was confiscated by the Union and made into Arlington Cemetary.

Then our of the blue he’s asked to be president of Washington College.

“The solitude did not last long (for Lee). The trustees of Washington College in Lexington, then looking for a new president, decided that Lee was the perfect choice. He had been superintendent of West Point earlier in his military career, and more importantly, he had a very recognizable name in 1865. The college, mired in financial difficulties, needed a prominent person to help raise funds. At first Lee hesitated, but on the advice of friends and family he eventually accepted the position. He wrote to the trustees that he believed, “it is the duty of every citizen, in the present condition of the Country, to do all in his power to aid in the restoration of peace and harmony.”

I would think if I am attending or have attended Washington and Lee college, I would be very very very proud of its heritage. Therefore, it will be interesting to see what kind of backlash occurs here.


39 posted on 04/18/2014 9:26:50 AM PDT by nikos1121
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Read the article and as a follow up the 7 losers are law school students. It was RE Lee who added a law school when he was president of the university. This is like taking a Rhodes Scholarship to study across the pond then complaining about what a horrible person Cecil Rhodes is. If you think RE Lee is such a horrible person then don’t attend a law school he created.


40 posted on 04/18/2014 9:28:37 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: Cowboy Bob; All

http://www.localmemphis.com/story/d/story/west-memphis-police-search-for-men-who-attacked-wo/41630/38MGvSTwHUSombWJ-t8oMQ

The neighbors of this woman said she picked up trash in the neighborhood and mowed a vacant lot next to her home. Since they don’t mention the race you may assume they are black. There were some white women interviewed who said “We will get them.” They sounded very serious. I hope they get them before the cops do.


41 posted on 04/18/2014 9:28:56 AM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: Publius Valerius
Both grew up in Virginia and understand the culture but also know that history needs to be presented in its context.

From the article: "Both (2 members of the "Committee") grew up in Virginia and understand the culture but also know that history needs to be presented in its context."

This Yank now a VA resident who loves the history of this state demands an apology.

42 posted on 04/18/2014 9:30:20 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: Publius Valerius

At my alma mater next door at VMI, we celebrated our Civil War history. Although most of the black cadets chose to opt out of marching in the annual New Market Day parade when the corps of cadets was called into battle on May 15th, 1864.


43 posted on 04/18/2014 9:32:25 AM PDT by VA_Gentleman ("Poor Al Gore. Global warming completely debunked via the very internet you invented." -Jon Stewart)
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To: NKP_Vet

I hope they decide to starve themselves over this......nudge nudge wink wink


44 posted on 04/18/2014 9:37:00 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: C19fan

I did see that when I read the article. It said one was from Richmond. Figures. The other one is probably from NoVa.


45 posted on 04/18/2014 9:40:56 AM PDT by Publius Valerius
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To: NKP_Vet
”Students Demand Acknowledgement of Robert E. Lee's 'Racist and Dishonorable Conduct'”

Let whomever among you whose ancestors never owned nor benefited from slave labor cast the first condemnation.
46 posted on 04/18/2014 9:42:42 AM PDT by clearcarbon
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To: VA_Gentleman

Right on. It’s pretty hard to avoid it in that part of the country.


47 posted on 04/18/2014 9:42:56 AM PDT by Publius Valerius
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To: NKP_Vet

OK all you Southerners take this poll.

How do you feel about the 7 multi racial college student’s
accusations about Robert E. Lee?

A. STFU
B. Move to Canada
C. Kiss my southern white grits.

:-)


48 posted on 04/18/2014 9:43:08 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

D. ALL of the above.


49 posted on 04/18/2014 9:43:56 AM PDT by SZonian (Throwing our allegiances to political parties in the long run gave away our liberty.)
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To: SZonian

:-) Snicker.


50 posted on 04/18/2014 9:45:57 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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