“University of Wisconsin Declares Large Rock to be Racist; Votes to Remove,” was a headline on Breitbart News, Wednesday, November 18th.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison plans to remove a large rock from campus after students complained that it is a symbol of racism because it was referred to in a local newspaper in 1925 using a word regarded as a racial slur.
The 70-ton boulder is officially known as Chamberlin Rock in honor of Thomas Crowder Chamberlin, a geologist and former university president. But the rock was referred to at least once after it was dug out of the hill as a “n***erhead,” a commonly used expression in the 1920s to describe any large dark rock.
The National Director of the Knights Party, based in Harrison Arkansas, Thomas Robb said, “Many words from the past had different meanings in their time. When I was a child, at Halloween, haunted houses were refered to as ‘spook’ houses. Did I look at it as a racial comment? Of course not! Pretty soon we’ll be told referring to the ‘White’ House is a racial slur.”