We are living in an alternate reality. In this backwards horror of a reality large, inanimate rocks with no means of self expression are somehow “racist”.
I wish this was a joke, but it’s not. This is our reality in 2020.
A large rock in the campus of Wisconsin-Madison University is to be removed after the student’s union there declared that it is racist.
Not content with removing statues of actual people, the woke mob has now seemingly turned its attention to inanimate objects.
It appears that some bright spark unearthed a news clipping from the 1920s that referred to the large rock as a “n***erhead,” and all hell broke loose.
The Wisconsin State Journal reports:
UW-Madison is moving forward on a plan to remove a boulder from Observatory Hill after calls from students of color who see the rock as a painful reminder of the history of racism on campus.
The 70-ton boulder is officially known as Chamberlin Rock in honor of Thomas Crowder Chamberlin, a geologist and former university president. But the rock was referred to at least once after it was dug out of the hill as a “n***erhead,” a commonly used expression in the 1920s to describe any large dark rock.
The Wisconsin Black Student Union called for the rock’s removal over the summer. President Nalah McWhorter said the rock is a symbol of the daily injustices that students of color face on a predominantly white campus.
McWhorter also faulted the Wisconsin State Journal for printing the vulgarity in a 1925 news article.
The report notes that the press clipping from 95 years ago was the only time that anyone has ever referred to the rock using the term.
And yet the university’s campus planning committee voted unanimously that the boulder should be removed, but has not worked out what they are going to do with it.
Perhaps they should put it in a museum along with other racist horrors including (but not limited to) the Coronavirus, The Land-o-Lakes Indian, Uncle Ben and Aunt Jemima, milk, good grades, the flag of Norway, The US Constitution, and time itself.