A damning indictment of ignoring the truth…
The latest article from The Business Journals (paywall alert) reports on the general feeling amongst the different groups of alumni on either side of the question.
From PBS: C.J. Hunt discusses the POV documentary, “The Neutral Ground,” which explores the burning issues of Confederate statues. The documentary begins airings on PBS on July 4.
In the New York Times on July 3, Caroline Randall Williams discusses her essay that puts Black Southerners like her squarely at the heart of the debate.
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.
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.