Reading Question: How have you seen Duke’s history represented on campus, if at all?
- Renaming of the Carr Building to the Classroom
- Duke’s ties to a white supremacist, honestly didn’t know that coming in
- Biggest debate on campus I’ve seen about how Duke represents its history
- Part of a larger trend across the U.S to confront harmful monuments and iconography
Questions for next week: What other racist monuments or memorializations has Duke confronted – or failed to confront? How has it dealt with more contemporary controversies (Richard Spencer, etc)