Names: One down

One to go.

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What’s in a name?

The renaming of Calhoun College closed a debate that turns on the legacy of American slavery, the complexities of race and representation in America and, above all, the chilling power of a name like that of John C. Calhoun, class of 1804.

Hmm… Wikipedia says that Elihu Yale, the university’s namesake was a slaver trader. Time to change that name, too. I suggest “Trigglypuff Memorial Safe Space.”

Yeah, “memorial.” With that weight and anger management problem, it’s only a matter of time. It’s a toss-up whether heart failure or stroke will do the job first.

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