While focused on Memphis primarily, this article from MLK50* has ramifications for the entire south and, upon a bit of extrapolation, implications about the future of the University.The following excerpt frames the article nicely.
Benjamin Wallace-Wells, writing in the New Yorker, ponders politics and culture after the lost cause in. a review article about Client Smith’s “How the Word Is Passed,” began just a few months after the white-nationalist uprising at Charlottesville.
Update: WSLS also has the story up now. This provides a bit more detail than the article linked below.
The Miami Herald runs an op-ed by Justin McFarlin, “This Juneteenth, erase Robert E. Lee’s name, but not his history as this nation’s enemy.”
The Chronicle of Higher Education puts the name decision in the context of a larger assault on black academics nationwide.
As the Supreme Court prepares to hear another case about the problems with affirmative action, it’s worth considering the factor that really provides applicants an unfair advantage: private schools.
Not Unmindful’s own Brandon Hasbrouck, an assistant professor of law at the School of Law, writes for Slate. Professor Habrouck opens the article with a brief summation of history, unadulterated and not wrapped in any mythmaking before getting to the main point of the article, as the title summarizes.
In an op-ed in the Washington Post in reaction to the announcement by the board of trustees, Colbert I. King lays out the answer to this question very clearly.
The Chronicle of Higher Education poses this question in an article by Sarah Brown talking about our situation along side that of Dixie State University in Utah…
The name change decision Building and symbol changes Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion (DEI) changes An…