Clifton Forge, VA (June 21, 2021) – The local board of Dabney S. Lancaster Community College took an historic vote this afternoon – to start the process of renaming the institution.
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.
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 decisionBuilding and symbol changesDiversity, Equality, and Inclusion (DEI) changesAn open field text…
In a piece in the Roanoke Times, 2007 alumnus, Mike Rennard reacts to the decision.
In a letter to the editor in the Richmond Times Dispatch, Bill Melton, ’74U (and member of Not Unmindful) poses this very question. Lots of good stuff here.
Here is the Washington Post’s article on the announcement (First out of the gate). It is followed by that of the New York Times