School rolls with request to remove 'racist' rock

Wednesday, December 16, 2020
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Bob Kellogg (OneNewsNow.com)

boulder at U of Wisconsin-MadisonA university in Wisconsin plans to remove a 70-ton boulder from its campus after a student group last summer called it racially offensive.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Black Student Union has complained that the 70-ton rock, put in place nearly 100 years ago to honor former school President Thomas Crowder Chamberlin, is racist because a journalist in 1925 used a racial slur to describe it.

"These are people who have nothing better to do," responds Juliane Appling, president of the Wisconsin Family Council. "Somebody put them on to it, I'm sure."

Appling

Union President Nalah McWhorter declares the rock is a symbol of the daily injustices students of color face, but Appling thinks it is a mistake for school officials to cave to the demand.

"I think that UW will, obviously, remove the rock because they don't want the controversy," Appling tells One News Now. "But every time those things happen, people who are bent on the rewriting of America and the reshaping of our future win just a little bit more."

According to Breitbart, removing the rock will be complicated by the fact that its current site is near a Native American effigy mound.

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