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    jlisenbe Posts: 4,340, Reputation: 156
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    Aug 8, 2021, 06:10 AM
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    Now we have to remove rocks? Pretty sure that not a single minority's life will be improved in any measurable way by removing a rock. Incredible that a boulder is now "controversial".

    The University of Wisconsin removed a controversial boulder from its Madison campus Friday after the Black Student Union and other activists objected to its description nearly 100 years ago with a racial slur.
    Chamberlin Rock, which rests atop Observatory Hill, is named after a 19th Century geologist and former university president, Thomas Crowder Chamberlin, whose work centered on glacial deposits, according to a bio on the university’s website.
    But it was a reporter’s reference to the rock in a nearly century-old Wisconsin State Journal article that prompted the push for its removal.
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    Aug 8, 2021, 06:41 AM
    Yeh well
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    Aug 8, 2021, 06:43 AM
    An easier solution would've been to cancel the nickname and give it a new one . Isn't that what happens when sports teams have names deemed offensive by the thought police ?
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    Aug 8, 2021, 06:08 PM
    but the nick name already offended people, so it must go. This is just the start of the insanity and stupidity that is going around America now. While we fight over bathrooms and hurt feelings, we become the laughing stock of the world
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    Aug 8, 2021, 06:36 PM
    There is a trend to remove racially offensive titles but Chamberlain rock, come on, get real. In a place I know an object that had survived time called hanging rock and was culturally significant to the local indigenous peoples, which stood near what is now a busy road was removed because it might fall and do something

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    Aug 8, 2021, 06:38 PM
    Well said Chuck.

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