Saturday, March 5, 2016

Really Dumb: Harvard Law School might remove official seal over links to slavery

This is the kind of stupidity Liberals fret over.
  Wiping away history because it makes you feel uncomfortable is an assault on attaining knowledge.  It really is  truly ridiculous. 

Fox News reports a committee recommended Harvard Law School remove its official seal Friday, following months of scrutiny surrounding the symbol that has ties to an 18th-century slave owner.

The committee’s 10-2 recommendation was backed by Dean Martha Minow, but it wasn’t immediately clear when Harvard Corp., one of the university’s governing boards, will make its final decision.

“We believe that if the Law School is to have an official symbol, it must more closely represent the values of the Law School, which the current shield does not," the committee made up of professors, alumni, students and staff wrote in its recommendation.

The shield's meaning has changed over time, said Bruce Mann, committee chairman and Harvard Law professor.

"Too many people think the shield has become an impediment," he said. "Too many people see the association with slavery."

The shield, officially adopted in 1937, depicts three bundles of wheat, an image borrowed from the family crest of Isaac Royall Jr., under the university's motto "Veritas."

Royall donated his estate to create the first law professorship at Harvard University. His father, Isaac Royall Sr., made much of the family wealth on the backs of slaves on Caribbean sugar plantations and Massachusetts farms.

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