I opposed taking Woodrow Wilson’s name off our school. Here’s why I changed my mind.

From The Washington Post: President Eisgruber writes, “Princeton honored Wilson without regard to, and perhaps even in ignorance of, his racism. And that, I now believe, is precisely the problem. Princeton is part of an America that has too often disregarded, ignored and turned a blind eye to racism, allowing the persistence of systems that discriminate against black people. When Derek Chauvin knelt for nearly nine minutes on George Floyd’s neck while bystanders recorded his cruelty, he might have assumed that the system would disregard, ignore or excuse his conduct, as it had done in response to past complaints against him.” https://bit.ly/31ro1Y5

Coverage in the media:

The New York Times: Princeton Will Remove Woodrow Wilson’s Name From School

The Wall Street Journal: Princeton to Remove Woodrow Wilson’s Name From Public-Policy School

NPR: Princeton To Remove Woodrow Wilson’s Name From Public Policy School

Axios: Princeton drops Woodrow Wilson’s name from school due to “racist thinking”