PRINCETON – It looks like Woodrow Wilson’s name will stay on Princeton’s public policy school, in spite of demands that it be removed. Why did they want Woodrow Wilson’s name gone? Because the former U.S. president was a segregationist.
If all racist presidents were expunged from public display, we’d have to tear down the Lincoln Memorial. We’d have to rename the Washington Monument. We’d have to change the pictures on the 20, the 5, the 2, and the 1 dollar bill. We’d have to rename the Monroe Doctrine, and kick Washington State out of the Union. Why don’t we just keep calm, take history as it is, acknowledge the good as well as the bad in our past, and stop trying to be such politically correct morons?