A large boulder has been removed from the University of Wisconsin-Madison for being “racist.”
The Black Student Union and other racial justice activists said the large boulder is a “racist monument.”
A journalist once used a racist term to describe the large boulder in the 1920s.
Since then, the rock’s existence has apparently been oppressing students, Daily Wire notes.
Fox News outlined the “racism” of the rock, as claimed by
Student activists say that Chamberlin Rock, which rests atop Observatory Hill, is named after a 19th Century geologist and former university president, Thomas Crowder Chamberlin.
Chamberlin’s work centered on glacial deposits, according to a bio on the university’s website. The rock was believed to be more than 2 billion years old. It was believed to have been carried by glaciers from Canada to Wisconsin, a report explains.
However, in October of 1925, a reporter’s reference to the rock used a slang term to describe large dark rocks. This description included the N-word.
University researchers say the Ku Klux Klan was active on campus at the time of the rock’s dedication.
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A senior and campus representative on the Madison City Council Juliana Bennett said the removal of the rock was another step toward a more “inclusive” campus.
“This moment is about the students, past and present, that relentlessly advocated for the removal of this racist monument,” Bennett told the Associated Press. “Now is a moment for all of us BIPOC students to breathe a sigh of relief, to be proud of our endurance, and to begin healing.”
According to Fox News, Mr. Chamberlin will “get a new plaque in a building already named after him, and the boulder will find a new home near Lake Kegonsa on other university-owned land.”