Skip to comments.Student Council endorses Black Student Alliance demands after heated session
Posted on 08/30/2017 6:35:42 AM PDT by think4yrsf
snip - Adam Kimelman, a third-year College student and chair of the College Republicans, said he supported the sentiment of the demands, but took issue with some aspects of the list. I agree we should have more black students here, but we cant put a quota on it, thats literally unconstitutional, he said. He also took issue with calling Thomas Jefferson a symbol of white supremacy, and claimed the University wouldnt take some of the demands seriously. We could definitely use an amendment to make these things more reasonable, Kimelman said. One of the demands on the list specifically references the statue of Thomas Jefferson north of the Rotunda the same site where a torchlit white nationalist march on Aug. 11 turned violent. The statue of Jefferson serves as an emblem of white supremacy, and should be re-contextualized with a plaque to include that history, reads one of the demands. Other speakers objected even more strongly to the mention of Jefferson as a symbol of white supremacy. Sean Rastatter, a third-year Engineering student, claimed that sentiment was wrong altogether, saying Jefferson actually tried to make it legal to emancipate slaves in Virginia. Thomas Jefferson was not a white supremacist, we are too quick to condemn him, Rastatter said. An audience member responded to his comment by yelling, He raped black girls.
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Reminds me of the old saying, You can’t argue with crazy people.
Ask them who they would hold up as a sinless icon?
And then inform them that we hold these men in esteem because of the overall good they did in the totality of their life, and specifically because of their role in founding the most free and successful culture in history.
It is NOT about glorifying their worst or weakest moments.
Who cares about truth anymore —the truth about Jefferson, for example?
All that matters is the narrative of oppression.
University of Virginia
Every monument is a history lesson. Leave them be. They incite no one and deny no one any rights.
Compromise with Lunatics only gets you Half-Crazy.
I agree we should have more black students here”
Never try to reason with a mob
What say the White Student Alliance? The Asian Student Alliance? And all the other extra special groups?
Reminds me of the old saying, You cant argue with crazy people.”””
You can not fix stupid.
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