Conservatives Point Out That Yale Was Named For A Slave Trader – Get #CancelYale To Trend On Social Media

Radical leftists are toppling statues of historical figures in different parts of the country.

Yet no one is saying anything about elite, left wing, Ivy League schools. Until now.

Conservatives are reminding people that Elihu Yale, for whom the school is named, was involved in the slave trade.

Doesn’t that mean that Yale must be renamed? Aren’t those the rules?

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News 18 reports:

#CancelYale: University Founder Called Out for Being a Racist Slave Trader in East India Company

In the wake of the death of 46-year-old African-American George Floyd, several historical figures across the US and Europe who were hitherto revered in history have been called out for who they really were – racist enslavers and slave traders. And now, it seems even institutions carrying the names of racist persona will not be tolerated.

The latest big name to be contested is that of Yale University founder Elihu Yale who has not only been revealed to be a slave owner but also a slave trader, despite the Britannica Encyclopedia terming his as a “philanthropist”.

In wake of the debate, the #CancelYale hashtag movement has been growing in strength on social media with over 50,000 tweets on the microblogging site Twitter by Saturday evening.

The Boston-born Yale was the President of the East India Company’s Madras (present-day Chennai) settlement in St George, India. An American-born British merchant, Yale has been accused of racism and slavery in India, most famously by two of his paintings that used to hang inside Yale University – both featuring its founder prosperous founder Yale along with a brown boy, seemingly an Indian slave, wearing a collar like an animal.

Conservative pundit Jesse Kelly is leading this charge.

According to the new rules, Yale must be canceled. Right?

 

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