The movement to remove racial symbols has been happening all over the country, from military bases, to syrup bottles and now it has come to our campus.
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We all knew this was bound to happen.
UofSC doesn’t have the best resume when it comes to welcoming a diverse crowd to its campus, but neither did the entire country in 1801.
We should understand that some of the people affiliated with the school had some pretty bad beliefs, but we don’t need to celebrate them. Seems pretty reasonable.
After a quick google search, you’ll realize this Sims guy was an asshole.
Yeah, I think we can all agree that doesn’t really seem like a welcoming environment for Women’s Quad.
I’m kinda confused who’s dumb idea it was to name a building after this clown. He croaked in the 1800s, what were we gonna get out of it?
Take a look at the business school: We name it after a billionaire alum and guess what, she gives us over $70 MILLION in contributions.
That’s not a coincidence, that’s how you get the best facilities in the entire university. C’mon past administration, learn some negotiation skills.
With everyone talking about Sims, I’m sure the conversation will then move towards Strom. If everyone took a look at some of Strom Thurmond’s quotes during his time as a senator, then you might consider having your chest day at Blatt.
“There’s not enough troops in the army to force the Southern people to break down segregation and admit the Nigra race into our theaters, into our swimming pools, into our homes, and into our churches.”
There are reports that he came out against his past comments, but I still think there are much better options.
Plus he also went to Clemson, so that doesn’t help.
Now the discussion will soon turn from getting rid of the names to what should we name them and I believe I have the perfect idea.
“Hey Becky I got put in South Quad, where are you living? East Quad? Capstone?”
“No, I’m living in the JADEVEON CLOWNEY dorm at Women’s quad, I’m so excited!”
“Damn, you’re so lucky!”
Let’s remember Clowney is one of the best players UofSC has had in years, and it doesn’t hurt that he is weeks away from getting a multi-millionaire dollar contract.
Just one small donation and we’ll never have to pay for printing in the library ever again.
So UofSC, let’s get rid of the racists and get the Clowney dorm written in ink before he gets paid so he doesn’t think we are just gold-diggers and thank me later.