Tuesday, April 05, 2016

President Wilson survives impeachment

Three cheers for Woodrow Wilson, and one cheer for Princeton University, the eleemosynary institution he once headed.

It seems that the former Princeton president (and later president of the United States) was a racist like virtually every American of 100 years ago. For that reason, the pampered and privileged students of today's Princeton -- students who, had they matriculated in 1916, would for the most part have shared Mr Wilson's convictions -- want to strip his name from the campus. Princeton to its credit has finally declined, while at the same time trying to buy the protesters off with promises of ever more diversity. This at a campus that is already minority-white at 45.4 percent, and where the gender balance is just about equal at 51.2 percent male, 48.8 percent female.

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