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Cancelling Yale By James Reed

     Boy, I hate the American ivy league universities even more than the  sandstone ruins that Australia has. Yes, close them down. All built on the foundations of white racism, so move in the bulldozers and purify the land!
  https://www.zerohedge.com/political/activist-calls-cancel-yale-being-named-after-slave-trader

“In addition to its reputation as one of the greatest and most exclusive institutions of higher learning on the planet, Yale is well known for its dedicated activist community. For most, it's a phase before they go on to law school and then White & Case or whichever intrinsically evil corporate law behemoth swallows them up. Still, they press on with 'demonstrations' like interrupting football games, blocking traffic and building makeshift occupied protests on the city green, that generally accomplish little more than annoying the rest of the New Haven community, all breathlessly chronicled by the Yale Daily News. It is largely thanks to this community of activists that Yale's connection to the slave trade has been unearthed. Before he laid the foundation for what would become Yale University, Elihu Yale was a successful slave trader. Of course, Yale's direct connection to slavery isn't unique among the Ivies. A Democracy Now article from 7 years ago notes that "...many major U.S. universities — Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Brown, Dartmouth, Rutgers, Williams and the University of North Carolina, among others — are drenched in the sweat, and sometimes the blood, of Africans brought to the United States as slaves." Given that Ivy League educated "activists" have led the progressive far-left's vindictive reckoning with history (elite American universities have been the most successful petri dish for the ideology that has become the American "progressive" left's obsession with victimization and righting wrongs from centuries ago), it was only a matter of time before the angry mob turned on them, too. And now, a white man who once tweeted that his goal in life is to "burn the American university system to ash for what it’s done to the minds of this generation" - could there be a more noble cause? - has made #CancelYale a reality.”

     Could we cancel all Australian universities by a bootstrapping extension of this white guilt principle? If garage door rope can be seen as a noose, then surely we can see the Australian universities as being also based upon US slaves, or slaves from somewhere?
  https://theconversation.com/think-slavery-in-australia-was-all-in-the-past-think-again-140543

“About 15,000 people are subject to modern slavery in Australia, including sex trafficking, forced marriage and forced labour. Cases of forced labour predominantly occur in industries such as agriculture, construction, domestic work, meat processing, cleaning, hospitality and food services. Even more people are enslaved through the supply chains of Australian companies operating overseas.”

 

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