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Princeton University took the decision to remove the name of U.S. President Woodrow Wilson from the name of the faculty for his racist views. This is the official website of the institution.
According to the rector Christopher Eisgruber, segregation policy Wilson makes his name very appropriate for the name of the School of public and international Affairs. The University head also emphasizes consistent and large-scale racism of former U.S. President.
Eisgruber encouraged all students, teachers and graduates of educational institutions to stand firmly against racism in all its manifestations. At the same time, he recognized that Princeton is part of the America that too often ignored the problem of racism and were allowed to exist, discrimination against black people.
Earlier in new York, took the decision to remove the monument to the 26th U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt. A bronze statue of the head of state on horseback and surrounded by native Americans and Africans at the entrance of the American Museum of natural history. The decision to dismantle the monument was offered to the Museum and supported by the city authorities.
Protests against racism in American cities in recent weeks are increasingly leading to the desecration and destruction of monuments. Demolished not only the monuments to the leaders of the Confederation, but, for example, a monument discovered America, the Explorer Christopher Columbus, the first President and one of the founders of the United States George Washington, as well as the author of the national anthem Francis Scott Key.
Woodrow Wilson — the 28th President of the United States, known largely thanks to its action on the international scene. He participated in the creation of the League of Nations and developed the “Fourteen points”. At the same time, in domestic policy, Wilson had taken highly controversial steps such as the introduction of segregation in Federal civil service.
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