Princeton university will remove the name Woodrow Wilson in his school of international affairs because of the “political and racist opinions” of the former us president, has announced the prestigious academic institution of the East coast Saturday.
Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924) has governed the United States between 1913 and 1921. Abroad, the founding father of the league of Nations (forerunner of the UN) embodies the end of american isolationism.
But in his country, the 28th u.s. president had left the States in the South practicing segregation, and it had authorized the federal government departments to separate their employees black employees white.
“His political and racist opinions are of his name, something inappropriate for a school where students, staff, and former students must be fully invested in the fight against the scourge of racism,” it said in a press release, the university president, Christopher Eisgruber, after a vote of the board of directors.
Wilson “has practiced segregation in the public service of this nation after years of desegregation, bringing back the America back in the search for justice,” said the chief executive officer of Princeton, New Jersey, which is part of the Ivy League, club ultra-select consisting of eight excellent universities in the North-East of the country.
Since the death of George Floyd, an African-American, was asphyxiated by a white policeman on may 25, the United States, where a part of the population manifested against the systemic racism, which are open to the examination of conscience, and to rethink their relation to their past racist.
After the déboulonnage many statues, the desire to move away from the legacy confederate South is gaining ground: the governor of Mississippi, a former slave State, very conservative, said Saturday that he would not be opposed to removing the so controversial flag confederate, which adorns the national flag of his State.