No longer a model: Princeton removed the name of President Wilson due to racist policy

The American elite Princeton University wants to remove the name of former President Woodrow Wilson of the Institute for political science. Wilson was due to it

No longer a model: Princeton removed the name of President Wilson due to racist policy

The American elite Princeton University wants to remove the name of former President Woodrow Wilson of the Institute for political science. Wilson was due to its "racist policies and racist attitudes" a "inappropriate" name for an institution, its faculty, students and alumni committed themselves to the fight against racism should give, said the University on Saturday.

Wilson 1913 to 1921 at the top of the United States. On his Initiative, the founding of the League of Nations, the predecessor of the United Nations go back, abroad, he also stands for the end of isolationism in America.

in domestic politics, he supported racial segregation in the southern States and let it be, that in the ministries in Washington black and white employees were separated. Wilson had taken care of, after decades of racial integration for the repeated racial segregation in the public service, and thus "America, in his pursuit of justice," and again thrown back, said Princeton President Christopher Eisgruber.

The death of the African-American George Floyd in a brutal police operation on 25. May not be triggered in the USA, the only country-wide protests against police violence and racism. Many people ask themselves the question as to the reasons for the systemic racism. Protesters attacked repeatedly monuments of historical figures associated with the legacy of slavery and racial discrimination, in connection.

Updated Date: 28 June 2020, 14:19

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