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Should The University Of Texas Remove Jefferson David Statue?

Students and alumni are fighting to have a statue of Jefferson Davis removed from the Austin campus. Should the statue of the leader of the Confederacy be removed?

57% of writers and pundits say no
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Should The University Of Texas Remove Jefferson David Statue?  

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last 24 hours | huffingtonpost
At the University of Texas, Echoes of its Confederate Past Reverberate in the ... - Huffington Post (blog)

"...The University's complacency on the Jefferson Davis statue in particular may reflect an unwillingness to deal with racial tensions officials could see as one more divisive issue causing problems for their funding base and their business model: A model stretching back to ideas about a competitive and industrialized South. Littlefield and James S. Hogg, a populist Texas governor, emphasized a rejection of Old South agrarian economic models in favor of New South modernization. Although the New South system believed "racial harmony" contributed to this advance, it still rested on the inferiority of the black community. This heritage causes problems for UT's diversity mission. According to the University of Texas' statistical handbook, only 3.8 percent of the university's population come from African-American communities, down from 4 percent in 2013-2014. In the university's vaunted business model however, New South names still hold sway (an Endowed Presidential Scholarship is named after Alice Duggan Gracy, a Littlefield descendant. One of the main auditoriums on campus as well as a Social Work foundation, are named for Hogg)...." see full article


1069 days ago | savannahnow
Don't remove Jefferson Davis statue; learn from it - Savannah Morning News
"...He was more complex and accomplished than that single chapter in history that many now despise. Davis's service in the U.S. military and in Congress ought to be explored. And, yes, it must not be ignored that he was charged and indicted for treason and spent two years in prison but was never tried for the crime. It's also interesting to note that he was offered the job as president of the new college that would become Texas A&M, but he turned it down...." see full article


1071 days ago | star-telegram
Don't remove Jefferson Davis statue — rather, learn from it - Fort Worth Star Telegram (blog)
"...It's also interesting to note that he was offered the job as president of the new college that would become Texas A&M, but he turned it down. Students, don't destroy. Learn.Read more here: http://www.star-telegram.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/bob-ray-sanders/article21133914.html#storylink=cpy..." see full article


1075 days ago | thefrisky
Texas Students Deface Confederacy President Statue On Campus - The Frisky
"...Bring down the symbols honoring creepy white slave-loving dudes of antiquity, especially on a college campus, a place that should be for learning and progression...." see full article


1080 days ago | inquisitr
Jefferson Davis Statue In Texas Attacked As Confederate 'Ties To Slavery' - The Inquisitr
"...The Texas Historical Commission has recognized more than 1,000 sites which honor the memory of the Confederacy. In fact, the number of locations and memorials is only growing, not shrinking, as time has passed. The Sons of Confederate Veterans believes their efforts are not racist or offensive, and they are calling on their political opponents to honor the diversity of the country's history...." see full article


1080 days ago | dailytexanonline
Jefferson Davis statue removal legislation offers us hope for future of SG
"...Davis and other Confederate leaders betrayed this country by attempting to secede and fighting an armed insurrection to that effect. Though revisionist references to their justification point to states' rights, the major reason for the conflict was the continuation of slavery. Or rather, to be generous to the states' rights camp, the states' right to enslave human beings. ..." see full article


1081 days ago | southbendtribune
Texas students take aim at Jefferson Davis statue - South Bend Tribune
"...The fact that the state of Texas joined the Confederate States of America is history. It happened. It's not a matter of opinion...." see full article



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