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http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/04/17/Multiracial-Students-Demand-Washington-And-Lee-University-Apologize-Acknowledge-Robert-E-Lee-s-Dishonorable-Side

 by AWR Hawkins 17 Apr 2014

A group of seven multiracial Washington and Lee University (W&L) students are demanding the school remove all Confederate flags from campus and "acknowledge" General Robert E. Lee's "dishonorable side."

According to the Roanoke Times, "seven multiracial students, calling themselves 'The Committee,'" have also demanded the school "acknowledge and apologize for participating in chattel slavery." They want recognition of "Martin Luther King Jr. Day on the undergraduate campus" and an end to "neo-Confederates" marching across campus "to the Lee Chapel on Lee-Jackson Day."

The students say they will "engage in civil disobedience" if their demands are not met by September 1st.

They added: "The time has come for us, as students, to ask that the university hold itself responsible for its past and present dishonorable conduct and for the racist and dishonorable conduct of Robert E. Lee."

W&L President Kenneth Ruscio said the school takes these concerns "seriously" and "[intends] to address them."

Last fall W&L announced "W&L Promise," a program that pays tuition for students whose families earn less than $75,000 a year. The goal was to "broaden student diversity."

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If these children are so offended by Robert E. Lee, why did they enroll in a college named after him? What did they think they'd find there?
But, of course, the demands of seven will be granted, notwithstanding what the other 2,100 or so students there desire.
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Wonder if Reid will denounce these people as "domestic terrorists" too??? 

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If these children are so offended by Robert E. Lee, why did they enroll in a college named after him? What did they think they'd find there?
But, of course, the demands of seven will be granted, notwithstanding what the other 2,100 or so students there desire.
The same reason Sandra Fluke enrolled at a Catholic law school, of course. Provocation.
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http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/04/17/Multiracial-Students-Demand-Washington-And-Lee-University-Apologize-Acknowledge-Robert-E-Lee-s-Dishonorable-Side

 by AWR Hawkins 17 Apr 2014

A group of seven multiracial Washington and Lee University (W&L) students are demanding the school remove all Confederate flags from campus and "acknowledge" General Robert E. Lee's "dishonorable side."

According to the Roanoke Times, "seven multiracial students, calling themselves 'The Committee,'" have also demanded the school "acknowledge and apologize for participating in chattel slavery." They want recognition of "Martin Luther King Jr. Day on the undergraduate campus" and an end to "neo-Confederates" marching across campus "to the Lee Chapel on Lee-Jackson Day."

The students say they will "engage in civil disobedience" if their demands are not met by September 1st.

They added: "The time has come for us, as students, to ask that the university hold itself responsible for its past and present dishonorable conduct and for the racist and dishonorable conduct of Robert E. Lee."

W&L President Kenneth Ruscio said the school takes these concerns "seriously" and "[intends] to address them."

Last fall W&L announced "W&L Promise," a program that pays tuition for students whose families earn less than $75,000 a year. The goal was to "broaden student diversity."


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