Yale University has decided to rename one of its colleges – Calhoun College – because the school’s namesake had connections to slavery.
Of course, Elihu Yale for whom the university is named also had connections to slavery but they aren’t even thinking about getting rid of the name Yale.
FOX News host Geraldo Rivera has resigned a fellowship position from the school over this.
From Legal Insurrection:
Geraldo Rivera Resigns Yale Fellowship After Calhoun College Name Change
In other news, who knew Geraldo Rivera was a fellow at Yale?
Campus Reform reports:
Geraldo Rivera quits Yale over Calhoun College name change
Fox News contributor Geraldo Rivera is resigning his position at Yale University because the school chose to rename a residential college because of its ties to slavery.
According to the Daily Mail, Rivera announced in a tweet Sunday that he would leave his voluntary position as an associate fellow of Calhoun College, which was named after Yale alum and former Vice President of the United States John C. Calhoun, an ardent supporter of slavery.
“Resigned yesterday as Associate Fellow of #CalhounCollege at #Yale,” Rivera wrote. “Been an honor but intolerant insistence on political correctness is lame.”
The debate over the renaming of Calhoun College has raged for years, but has attracted renewed interest in recent months, prompting the university to abolish the title of “master” for the heads of its residential colleges, rename Calhoun Dining Hall, and remove stained glass windows depicting slavery, though it had initially resisted renaming the college itself.
Geraldo addressed the issue in a tweet:
To judge a 200 yr old early 19th century historic figure by standards of the 21st century as #Yale is doing is more Orwellian than inspired
— Geraldo Rivera (@GeraldoRivera) February 13, 2017
Political correctness is out of control on college campuses.