Culture, Politics, States

The Cultural Maoists Arrive at Rice University

A statue commemorating the founder of Rice University Is soon being relocated following years of student criticism and activist pressure. According to a report by Houston Public Media, such shrill discourse has been part of efforts by activists to make the university reflect on its history of racism.

The statue of William Marsh Rice was traditionally located in Rice campus’ Academic Quadrangle. However, due to student pressure, it will be moved to a new location with historical context tacked on to the statue that talks about the controversial aspects of William Marsh Rice’s life. One of the points emphasized in the modification to his monument is how he owned at least 15 slaves. Read more…

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