Princeton Will Remove Woodrow Wilson’s Name, Citing His Racism
On Saturday, Princeton President Christopher Eisgruber released a statement that said that the school will remove former U.S. President Woodrow Wilson’s name from its public policy school and residential college because of his “racist thinking,” and cited Wilson’s support of segregation.
Eisgruber said that, “[T]he trustees conclude that Woodrow Wilson’s racist thinking and policies make him an inappropriate namesake for a school or college whose scholars, students, and alumni must firmly stand against racism in all its forms,” Eisgruber said. “Wilson’s racism was significant and consequential, even by the standards of his own time. He segregated the federal civil service after it had been racially integrated for decades, thereby taking America backward in its pursuit of justice.”
The Washington Examiner reported that on Friday, Princeton University’s board of trustees voted to remove Wilson’s name from the school and residential building. They will be renamed the “Princeton School of Public and International Affairs” and “First College,” respectively.
As president, Wilson infamously supported racist policies, including his segregation of the civil service and hosting a private screening of the pro-Ku Klux Klan propaganda film “Birth of a Nation” at the White House.
The chickens of cancel culture have finally come home to roost. And it couldn’t have happened to a better person—one of Leftism’s first heroes.