(PatriotHeadline.com)- Michelle Obama has long been the smiling face of far-left politics, and she lived up to that on Monday when she praised her alma mater, Princeton University, for deciding to rename the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.
Like most historical American figures, Woodrow Wilson said and did things that are abhorrent today, but the United States learns from its history and doesn’t shy away from it. After recent Black Lives Matter riots, however, universities, media outlets, celebrities, and corporations have all been tripping over themselves to prove their woke credentials. And that includes Princeton University, who will rename the Woodrow Wilson school even though it is expected to be retired in two years anyway.
On Twitter, the former first lady said she was “heartened” to hear the news.
“Heartened to see my alma mater make this change, and even prouder of the students who’ve been advocating for this kind of change on campus for years,” she said.
Heartened to see my alma mater make this change, and even prouder of the students who’ve been advocating for this kind of change on campus for years. Let’s keep finding ways to be more inclusive to all students—at Princeton and at every school across the country. https://t.co/jQd0TmJe1r
— Michelle Obama (@MichelleObama) June 29, 2020
“Let’s keep finding ways to be more inclusive to all students-at Princeton and at every school across the country,” she added.
I suppose it begs the question…who exactly has been discriminated against at the school? If the use of the name Woodrow Wilson was resulting in black students being oppressed or discriminated against, shouldn’t that be headline news?
The Princeton Board of Trustees recently decided to drop the name from the school, citing his racism.
“We have taken this extraordinary step because we believe that Wilson’s racist thinking and policies make him an inappropriate namesake for a school whose scholars, students, and alumni must be firmly committed to combatting the scourge of racism in all its forms,” the university said.
“Wilson’s racism was significant and consequential even by the standards of his own time…He segregated the federal civil service after it had been racially integrated for decades, thereby taking America backward in its pursuit of justice,” they continued.
Few deny this, and few disagree. But was changing the name really that big a priority?