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Racist Rock Cancelled

By Dbr6 follow Dbr6   2020 Nov 20, 3:20pm 139 views   11 comments   watch   nsfw   quote   share    


'Symbol of ongoing harm': UW committee votes in favor of removing Chamberlin Rock

Pending approval from Chancellor Rebecca Blank, the University of Wisconsin-Madison may remove Chamberlin Rock from its current location, a response to demands from students who have highlighted the rock’s racist history.

The rock, which may be over 2 billion years old, is located within an archeological site on Observatory Hill near two Native effigy mounds. It was named in 1926 after geologist and UW President Thomas Chamberlin, honored with a plaque on the rock, but for years carried a racist nickname including the N-word.

The Campus Planning Committee voted unanimously Thursday to recommend the removal of Chamberlin Rock to the chancellor. Student representatives from the Wisconsin Black Student Union and Wunk Sheek, the Native student organization, voiced their support for its removal to committee members.

“It’s a constant reminder of the injustices we face, not only on this campus, but in society as a whole,” said WBSU president Nalah McWhorter at the meeting. “This is just another example and another symbol that we don’t belong here.”

In July, student activists met with Blank and other administrators with a list of demands, which also included further meetings with student groups and removal of the Abraham Lincoln statue on Bascom Hill.

WBSU has yet to release a stance on its preferred next steps for the rock, but options include relocating the rock off campus, burying the boulder at its original location east of its current site or breaking up and disposing of the rock. Costs will range from about $30,000 to $75,000
1   Booger   ignore (7)   2020 Nov 20, 3:22pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Rocks are now racist too?
2   Ceffer   ignore (4)   2020 Nov 20, 3:22pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

I think it only justice that the rock be replaced by a statue of a printing press spitting out a diploma with a gold star.
3   Ceffer   ignore (4)   2020 Nov 20, 3:23pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

I am waiting for Dwayne Johnson's input with bated breath. "Well, I liked the rock part, anyway."
4   Dbr6   ignore (0)   2020 Nov 20, 3:30pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Booger says
Rocks are now racist too?

Yes, this means racism on Earth has existed for at least 2 billion years, which is the age of this rock.
I hope our progressive Patnetters enjoy this type of crap, under Biden it will be increased exponentially.
5   SunnyvaleCA   ignore (1)   2020 Nov 20, 3:50pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Dbr6 says
Costs will range from about $30,000 to $75,000
The cost of virtue signaling, I suppose.
7   Karloff   ignore (0)   2020 Nov 20, 4:42pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Ah yes, all the "injustices" you face while attending a (once) prestigious university in one of the most free countries in the world.

These ungrateful commie sacks of crap need a real education. They need a one year stay in a real totalitarian third world hellhole where they are starved near-to-death, beaten, worked to the bone, watching fellow prisoners lined up and shot for the crime of stealing a bit of extra food. Donned only in rags and rotted sandals, having a toe or two freeze off during the cold winter months, they would soon realize how good things were in the country they once foolishly referred to as "fascist".

If those who went to war to fight for the freedoms of future generations saw the despicable attitudes displayed by people like this, they likely would have dropped their rifles and went home instead.
8   theoakman   ignore (0)   2020 Nov 20, 5:25pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

This was punk in the 90s
9   theoakman   ignore (0)   2020 Nov 20, 5:25pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

So was this
10   Fortwaynemobile   ignore (3)   2020 Nov 20, 5:32pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Left is back to cancelling and removing everything that offends again. Crazy people.

Literally not surprised.
11   Misc   ignore (0)   2020 Nov 20, 9:24pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

SunnyvaleCA says
Dbr6 says
Costs will range from about $30,000 to $75,000
The cost of virtue signaling, I suppose.

They could always move the rock to a correctional facility, where they could go back to the time honored system of making big rocks in to little rocks again.

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