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Saturday, August 07, 2021

The University of Wisconsin has decided to remove a massive Boulder from its campus Because a newspaper in 1925 refer to it with a racist term. The university has found no evidence it was called that word at any other point.



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Madison historians have not found evidence that the racist term attached to the rock in the 1925 newspaper article was used in any capacity by the university. However, they note that the Ku Klux Klan was a pervasive presence in the Madison area in the early part of the last century and that people of color were often mocked in minstrel shows at campus facilities and in campus satiric periodicals.

Ok, so what did that have to do with the rock? So there no evidence there was anything wrong, but the rock was still removed because of a few peoples perceptions?

#1 | Posted by boaz at 2021-08-08 11:37 AM | Reply

Rare? Those things are all over the place.

#2 | Posted by REDIAL at 2021-08-08 11:53 AM | Reply

I know people with a creek on their property that at one point was referred to with a racist name.

should they destroy the creek?

#3 | Posted by Tor at 2021-08-08 04:45 PM | Reply

This is really really stupid.

Is that a satire site or something?

#4 | Posted by jpw at 2021-08-09 03:00 PM | Reply

Ya know, who the pf cares? Whose lives are affected in a negative way by this? Is there some goober out there somewhere slashing his wrists because they took down a statue of Beauregard "N*33er Hunter" BoDean?

#5 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2021-08-09 06:46 PM | Reply

One problem now is the opportunity to address and discuss actual intentional racist acts and situations are getting lost in the noise.

Intent doesn't matter anymore.

#6 | Posted by BillJohnson at 2021-08-09 09:06 PM | Reply

Being insensitive and blatantly hateful are treated the same when they are very different.

This perpetual victim game is just creating more insensitivity and then people are called racist when the reality is they just don't care.

#7 | Posted by BillJohnson at 2021-08-09 09:10 PM | Reply

The effort to end illegal immigration has turned into a witch hunt.

The effort to end fraudulent voting has turned into a witch hunt.

The efforts to end racism and sexual harrassment are not witch hunts, they are law and order crime prevention.

#8 | Posted by bored at 2021-08-09 09:46 PM | Reply

Exactly how is moving the rock going to do any good?

#9 | Posted by Tor at 2021-08-10 02:29 AM | Reply

This is like something straight out of "The Onion". But it's not!?!

And that's the disturbing part.

#10 | Posted by shane at 2021-08-10 10:54 AM | Reply

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