1. We demand that the University fully recognize Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on the undergraduate campus.
2. We demand that the University stop allowing neo-confederates to march on campus with confederate flags on Lee-Jackson Day.
3. We demand that the University immediately remove all confederate flags from its property and premises, including those flags located within Lee Chapel.
4. We demand that the University issue an official apology for the University’s participation in chattel slavery, including a denunciation of General Robert E. Lee’s participation in slavery.
Predictably, this petulant list of demands received state, local, and national publicity from the media, and President Ruscio created a special committee to study the issue. “The Committee” promised to engage in “civil disobedience” unless their demands to “remove Lee’s legacy” were not met by September 1.
What can we learn from this episode?
1. This isn’t the first time that blacks have been found molesting the graves of Confederate leaders. The Memphis City Council voted to rename three Confederate parks including the resting place of Nathan Bedford Forrest.
Wherever some aspect of Southern heritage is being assaulted and destroyed, please note the striking correlation with the presence of loud, obnoxious, and aggrieved blacks whining about the legacy of the Civil Rights Movement. The SCV and other Rainbow Confederates follow these blacks around and suck up to them.