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University Removes Slave-Owning Benefactor's Name, His Family Demands Their $51 Million Back

Alex Parker  |  11:30 PM on January 30, 2023


If your name isn’t good enough for a college, is your money? Such a question has been raised over a now-deleted donator in Virginia.

The situation dates back to 1846, when a man named Thomas C. Williams attended Richmond College. In the 1880s, he served as a trustee.

More from the Richmond Times-Dispatch:

After his death, his family made a gift to [the college] that helped establish the law school. When Richmond College became the University of Richmond in 1920, it began referring to the law school as the T.C. Williams School of Law.

That was then, this is now. In September of 2022, the University of Richmond board voted unanimously to change the name to the University of Richmond School of Law.  .  .  .

https://redstate.com/alexparker/2023/01/30/university-removes-slave-owning-benefactors-name-his-family-demands-their-51-million-back-n696482



With an endowment worth over $2 billion, UR should have no problem coming up with $51 million.
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University cancels slave-owning donor, so family demands money back
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2023, 01:58:38 pm »
WND 2/5/2023

Isn't that the 'proper ethical and, indeed, virtuous action?'

There's a new lesson developing for those who insist on a politically correct world.

According to a new report at RedState.com, the University of Richmond has "canceled" a figure who was trustee of the school back in the 1800s.

Thomas C. Williams attended there in the 1940s, later to become trustee.

When he died, his family made a major donation to establish a law school, and when the school became the University of Richmond in 1920, it named the school the T.C. Williams School of Law.

However, school board members now have changed the name to the University of Richmond School of Law, with President Kevin Hallock explaining the school recognizes the "family" but, the report said, tax records show the donor's tobacco business owned 25 to 40 slaves.

Responding to the school was Williams' great-great-grandson.

"If suddenly his name is not good enough for the university, then isn’t the proper ethical and, indeed, virtuous action to return the benefactor’s money with interest? … s it not a form of fraud to induce money from a benefactor, and then discredit the benefactor after he is long dead? Surely the Williams family would not have given a penny to the university knowing that the university would later dishonor the family."

More: https://www.wnd.com/2023/02/university-cancels-slave-owning-donor-now-family-demands-money-back/

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Re: University cancels slave-owning donor, so family demands money back
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2023, 06:20:50 pm »
Sounds reasonable to me.
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Re: University cancels slave-owning donor, so family demands money back
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2023, 09:49:19 pm »
Sounds reasonable to me.

The College will refuse.
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Re: University cancels slave-owning donor, so family demands money back
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2023, 10:46:14 pm »
The College will refuse.
Of course they will. So sue them and make them spend the money on lawyers.
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Re: University cancels slave-owning donor, so family demands money back
« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2023, 10:52:29 pm »
The College will refuse.
Gotta love it.  The university is put in a no win situation.  If they give the money back they open themselves up to having to return all kinds of money. 

We had a situation here where they did something similar.  The individual who started the university was buried in a prominent place on campus.  After the university trashed this person, the relatives of them had his body exhumed...lolol.

Can't say I blame them.

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