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Salute to Self-Awareness: Washington Post Publishes a Denouncement of George Washington's 'Racist' Name

Is George Washington an unspeakable name? How about unusable?

Over the past few years, a campaign has taken aim at America’s history. “Out with the old” has been its mantra.

And as slaveholders and alleged racists from the nation’s past have been canceled, a countdown has begun: How long ’til they aggressively go after Washington?

Washington Redskins” was labeled an offensive name, but while the second word was whacked by the woke, the first remained a room-packing pachyderm.

Now, perhaps, the enlightened are getting out their elephant gun.

Case in point: a Washington Post op-ed.

In “George Washington University Needs a New Name,” pre-law student Caleb Francois shoots straight:

Racism has always been a problem at GW. At the university’s founding in 1821, enrollment was restricted to White men. In 1954, then-university president [Cloyd Heck Marvin] employed numerous efforts to preserve segregation, arguing for a ‘homogenous’ group of White students.

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