This is what you get when Liberals run colleges. They have encouraged students to protest one of our founding fathers, Thomas Jefferson. This is another attempt at Liberals trying to overwrite history.
“Students at Hofstra University in Long Island, New York, demanded on Friday that the school remove a statue of Thomas Jefferson, arguing that it is not possible for the university to have the statue on campus while also being an institution that “prides itself on diversity and inclusion.” Students also called on the university to train its faculty and professors to behave in a more politically correct manner.
Hofstra University students held their second annual “Jefferson Has Gotta Go!” protest of a Thomas Jefferson statue on campus on Friday, demanding that the university move the structure into a museum along with the “appropriate context.”
The Jefferson statue, which has also been subjected to acts of vandalism in the past, stands in front of the university’s student center — a location that some students have expressed frustration over, stating “it is unfortunate” that so many students and families “take photos and share hugs and smiles” in the presence of the Jefferson statue.
“So we just felt like, in addition to just, Thomas Jefferson being a slave owner and a um, sexual predator, and just, you know, awful, [the statue] is now an unavoidable thing,” said one student at an event on Friday, “it just doesn’t have a place, I think, on any college campus, like, there’s just no reason to, like, immortalize people who brutalize so many of the population.”
“I just don’t think that an institution that, you know, prides itself on diversity and inclusion, and like, offering such a rich liberal arts program can do both, like, I think you have to choose one or the other, and it seems like Hofstra is perfectly content with choosing Thomas Jefferson over literally everything else,” added the student.”
These kids need a history lesson. It is unfortunate but most of the rich back then had slaves but that was the culture. Jefferson helped make our country and gave us the freedoms we have today. To protest him is to protest America.