When should we replace public monuments?

  1. Is a principal legacy of the namesake fundamentally at odds with the mission of the University?
  2. Was the relevant principal legacy significantly contested in the time and place in which the namesake lived?
  3. Did the University, at the time of a naming, honor a namesake for reasons that are fundamentally at odds with the mission of the University?
  4. Does a building whose namesake has a principal legacy fundamentally at odds with the University’s mission, or which was named for reasons fundamentally at odds with the University’s mission, play a substantial role in forming community at the University?

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Nick Geiser

Nick Geiser

Political theory PhD. I write about politics and (social) science.