Apparently being fake news also involves a complete lack of self-awareness. The Washington Post, named after George Washington, says that George Washington University’s name is racist and must be changed. Interestingly enough, The WaPo hasn’t run any pieces proclaiming their own name racist.
Here’s something the editors at the Washington Post didn’t scrutinize before publishing:
Racism has always been a problem at GW. At the university’s founding in 1821, enrollment was restricted to White men.
These problems are rooted in systemic racism, institutional inequality and white supremacy. There are at least four ways the university could achieve progress: Decolonized university curriculum, increased Black enrollment, the renaming of the university and the selection of an African American President.
Interestingly enough, The Washington Post used to be all white men as
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