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2020-07-02 3:28:22 PM  
10 votes:
Somewhere in the Southern United States:

Local:  Where'd you go to school?

Visitor:  Yale

Local:  I SAID WHERE'D YOU GO TO SCHOOL?!

Visitor:  (is visibly frightened  and confused)

Local:  What?  You told me to yell.
 
2020-07-02 2:30:59 PM  
9 votes:
OK, I just moved it.   Did the name change?

Should I move the other one?
 
2020-07-02 3:04:36 PM  
6 votes:
The Episcopal Church, as it does, had a rite to formally apologize for its part in Slavery back in 2008. The Anglican communion has way more people of color than whites in its world wide grouping.   The event was held the day before Yom Kippur.

The Quakers, in their various meetings groups, back then had never thought to examine its use of slaves to produce the raw materials from the south for the cotton mills which were part of their successful commerce in the north.  Of course, the Society of Friends does do many things based on individual conscience.

It's fitting and proper for Yale to examine whether it wants to be a fly by night for profit university or something substantial and enduring, reflecting the best.
 
2020-07-02 12:58:17 PM  
6 votes:
I heard this earlier. It must be a new right wing talking point. This poll doesn't exactly give me confidence they are being sincere. 
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2020-07-02 3:10:50 PM  
5 votes:
 
2020-07-02 2:58:15 PM  
5 votes:
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2020-07-02 2:51:59 PM  
5 votes:
Why did JP Morgan hire the Swedish convict?

He yust got out of Yail!
 
2020-07-02 6:35:32 PM  
4 votes:

Prank Call of Cthulhu: Oh no! They'll have to change the name of the "Yale Rule". From Urban Dictionary:

The Yale Rule states that within five minutes of meeting someone who attended Yale, you will be informed of that fact. This is rather humorous, particularly given that Yale isn't that great a school.

"Greetings, my name is Throckmorton Q. Covington; pleased to meet you. I say, it's a fine day. It reminds me of when I was a young lad attending Yale...."

Ha! The Yale Rule's been proven once again!


Heh.  That reminds me of a real anecdote from long ago when I at a dinner with some friends of my BIL.  Don't know why but a woman in the bunch immediately got on my nerves talking to me about herself and her law studies.

She wasn't taking my negative hints until she proudly stated she "graduated from Sloan with such-and-such honors".  I replied, "Sloan?  Don't they make flush valves for urinals?"
 
2020-07-02 3:24:49 PM  
4 votes:
Would you rename a Confederate statue and call it good enough? NO! Yale must be torn down.
 
2020-07-02 3:09:47 PM  
4 votes:

AngryTeacher: I heard this earlier. It must be a new right wing talking point. This poll doesn't exactly give me confidence they are being sincere. [Fark user image 425x569]


Sorry, but Im gonna have to go with Nale U.
 
2020-07-02 3:05:28 PM  
4 votes:
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2020-07-02 3:01:56 PM  
4 votes:

Geotpf: Maybe we should just rename things named after the traitor slaveholders but keep the names for stuff named after "patriot" slaveholders.  Or you better tell me what we are going to change Washington State and Washington DC to.


The capitol of the country is "Slaveholder, District of Genocidal Maniac", amirite??
 
2020-07-02 2:54:04 PM  
4 votes:
Maybe we should just rename things named after the traitor slaveholders but keep the names for stuff named after "patriot" slaveholders.  Or you better tell me what we are going to change Washington State and Washington DC to.
 
2020-07-02 4:16:46 PM  
3 votes:

p51d007: So what you are saying, is that ANYONE, I mean ANYONE that had a connection with slavery,
supported slavery, or even mentioned slavery, must have their names stripped from every piece
of property, building, road and what not?
Ok, can we start with THIS guy?

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-Robert C. Byrd Bridge crosses the Ohio River between Huntington, West Virginia and Chesapeake, Ohio.
-Robert C. Byrd Academic and Technology Center, Marshall University in Huntington
-Robert C. Byrd Academic and Technology Center, Marshall University Graduate College
-Robert C. Byrd Biotechnology Science Center, Marshall University
-Robert C. Byrd Cancer Research Laboratory, West Virginia University
-Robert C. Byrd Center for Legislative Studies, Shepherd University
-Robert C. Byrd Center for Pharmacy Education, University of Charleston
-Robert C. Byrd Center for Rural Health, Marshall University
-Robert C. Byrd Clinical Teaching Center, Charleston Area Medical Center
-Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope, Green Bank, West Virginia
-Robert C. Byrd Hardwood Technologies Center, Princeton, West Virginia
-Robert C. Byrd Health and Wellness Center, Bethany College
-Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center, West Virginia University
-Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center Charleston Division, Charleston, West Virginia
-Robert C. Byrd High School, Clarksburg, West Virginia
-Robert C. Byrd Institute for Composites Technology Bridgeport,
-Robert C. Byrd Library, Wheeling, West Virginia
-Robert C. Byrd Library University of Charleston in Beckley
-Robert C. Byrd Life Long Learning Center, West Virginia University
-Robert C. Byrd Metals Fabrication Center, Rocket Center, West Virginia
-Robert C. Byrd National Aerospace Education Center, Bridgeport, West Virginia
-Robert C. Byrd National Technology Transfer Center, Wheeling University
-Robert C. Byrd Regional Training Institute, Camp Dawson, West Virginia
-Robert C. Byrd Science and Technology Center, Shepherd University
-Robert C. Byrd Technology Cent ...


Okay.

Oh, I'm sorry, was I supposed to get mad? Say no? If chiseling Byrd's name off of every pork-barrel project he brought home to West Virginia is the price of ending public fellatio of traitors and slaveowners, then so be it.

Apologies if you were hoping for a different answer.
 
2020-07-02 3:34:34 PM  
3 votes:

SanityIsAFullTimeJob: p51d007: So what you are saying, is that ANYONE, I mean ANYONE that had a connection with slavery,
supported slavery, or even mentioned slavery, must have their names stripped from every piece
of property, building, road and what not?
Ok, can we start with THIS guy?

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-Robert C. Byrd Bridge crosses the Ohio River between Huntington, West Virginia and Chesapeake, Ohio.
-Robert C. Byrd Academic and Technology Center, Marshall University in Huntington
-Robert C. Byrd Academic and Technology Center, Marshall University Graduate College
-Robert C. Byrd Biotechnology Science Center, Marshall University
-Robert C. Byrd Cancer Research Laboratory, West Virginia University
-Robert C. Byrd Center for Legislative Studies, Shepherd University
-Robert C. Byrd Center for Pharmacy Education, University of Charleston
-Robert C. Byrd Center for Rural Health, Marshall University
-Robert C. Byrd Clinical Teaching Center, Charleston Area Medical Center
-Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope, Green Bank, West Virginia
-Robert C. Byrd Hardwood Technologies Center, Princeton, West Virginia
-Robert C. Byrd Health and Wellness Center, Bethany College
-Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center, West Virginia University
-Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center Charleston Division, Charleston, West Virginia
-Robert C. Byrd High School, Clarksburg, West Virginia
-Robert C. Byrd Institute for Composites Technology Bridgeport,
-Robert C. Byrd Library, Wheeling, West Virginia
-Robert C. Byrd Library University of Charleston in Beckley
-Robert C. Byrd Life Long Learning Center, West Virginia University
-Robert C. Byrd Metals Fabrication Center, Rocket Center, West Virginia
-Robert C. Byrd National Aerospace Education Center, Bridgeport, West Virginia
-Robert C. Byrd National Technology Transfer Center, Wheeling University
-Robert C. Byrd Regional Training Institute, Camp Dawson, West Virginia
-Robert C. Byrd Science and Technology Center, Shepherd University
-Robert C. Byrd Technology Center, Alderson-Broaddus College
-Robert C. Byrd United Technical Center[
-Robert C. Byrd Hilltop Office Complex, Rocket Center, West Virginia
-Robert C. Byrd Industrial Park, Moorefield
-Robert C. Byrd United States Courthouse and Federal Building, Beckley, West Virginia
-Robert C. Byrd United States Courthouse and Federal Building, Charleston, West Virginia
-Robert C. Byrd Federal Correctional Institution, Hazelton,

That's the guy Biden called a mentor.

[YouTube video: Robert Byrd Was Once An Exalted Cyclops Of The KKK. Joe Biden Called Him A Friend, Mentor And Guide]


How does anyone ever take the KKK seriously when they call themselves things like "The exalted cyclops?"
 
2020-07-02 3:15:42 PM  
3 votes:
Let's just all give up and kill ourselves.
 
2020-07-02 3:13:40 PM  
3 votes:
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Heavens, a Yale man!
 
2020-07-02 2:52:49 PM  
3 votes:
he spelled Yale with a 6
 
2020-07-02 8:19:59 PM  
2 votes:
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2020-07-02 4:23:54 PM  
2 votes:
We need to remove All traces of slavery.
 
2020-07-02 3:19:54 PM  
2 votes:
"Patrice Lumumba University" is now available.
 
2020-07-02 3:07:14 PM  
2 votes:
Illuminati U or Skull and Bones U still available.
 
2020-07-02 3:06:04 PM  
2 votes:
So what you are saying, is that ANYONE, I mean ANYONE that had a connection with slavery,
supported slavery, or even mentioned slavery, must have their names stripped from every piece
of property, building, road and what not?
Ok, can we start with THIS guy?

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-Robert C. Byrd Bridge crosses the Ohio River between Huntington, West Virginia and Chesapeake, Ohio.
-Robert C. Byrd Academic and Technology Center, Marshall University in Huntington
-Robert C. Byrd Academic and Technology Center, Marshall University Graduate College
-Robert C. Byrd Biotechnology Science Center, Marshall University
-Robert C. Byrd Cancer Research Laboratory, West Virginia University
-Robert C. Byrd Center for Legislative Studies, Shepherd University
-Robert C. Byrd Center for Pharmacy Education, University of Charleston
-Robert C. Byrd Center for Rural Health, Marshall University
-Robert C. Byrd Clinical Teaching Center, Charleston Area Medical Center
-Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope, Green Bank, West Virginia
-Robert C. Byrd Hardwood Technologies Center, Princeton, West Virginia
-Robert C. Byrd Health and Wellness Center, Bethany College
-Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center, West Virginia University
-Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center Charleston Division, Charleston, West Virginia
-Robert C. Byrd High School, Clarksburg, West Virginia
-Robert C. Byrd Institute for Composites Technology Bridgeport,
-Robert C. Byrd Library, Wheeling, West Virginia
-Robert C. Byrd Library University of Charleston in Beckley
-Robert C. Byrd Life Long Learning Center, West Virginia University
-Robert C. Byrd Metals Fabrication Center, Rocket Center, West Virginia
-Robert C. Byrd National Aerospace Education Center, Bridgeport, West Virginia
-Robert C. Byrd National Technology Transfer Center, Wheeling University
-Robert C. Byrd Regional Training Institute, Camp Dawson, West Virginia
-Robert C. Byrd Science and Technology Center, Shepherd University
-Robert C. Byrd Technology Center, Alderson-Broaddus College
-Robert C. Byrd United Technical Center[
-Robert C. Byrd Hilltop Office Complex, Rocket Center, West Virginia
-Robert C. Byrd Industrial Park, Moorefield
-Robert C. Byrd United States Courthouse and Federal Building, Beckley, West Virginia
-Robert C. Byrd United States Courthouse and Federal Building, Charleston, West Virginia
-Robert C. Byrd Federal Correctional Institution, Hazelton,
 
2020-07-02 3:02:07 PM  
2 votes:
I only know about Kale University.
 
2020-07-02 3:01:57 PM  
2 votes:

Geotpf: Maybe we should just rename things named after the traitor slaveholders but keep the names for stuff named after "patriot" slaveholders.  Or you better tell me what we are going to change Washington State and Washington DC to.


What's wrong w/ the original Native words?
 
2020-07-02 2:58:00 PM  
2 votes:
I'm guessing the alums and other donors will not be in favor. Money will win out.
 
2020-07-02 2:57:12 PM  
2 votes:
Will changing the name affect any policies or traditions at Yale? If not, who cares what they call it? They could call it "Hitler U" for all the good it will do.
 
2020-07-02 11:00:09 PM  
1 vote:

gar1013: Well now everyone has heard, about the Byrd.


A-well-a don't you know about the Byrd?
Well, everybody knows that the Byrd was a turd
A-well-a-Byrd, Byrd, B-Byrd's a turd, a-well-a
 
2020-07-02 10:19:50 PM  
1 vote:

p51d007: So what you are saying, is that ANYONE, I mean ANYONE that had a connection with slavery,
supported slavery, or even mentioned slavery, must have their names stripped from every piece
of property, building, road and what not?
Ok, can we start with THIS guy?

[Fark user image image 850x400]

-Robert C. Byrd Bridge crosses the Ohio River between Huntington, West Virginia and Chesapeake, Ohio.
-Robert C. Byrd Academic and Technology Center, Marshall University in Huntington
-Robert C. Byrd Academic and Technology Center, Marshall University Graduate College
-Robert C. Byrd Biotechnology Science Center, Marshall University
-Robert C. Byrd Cancer Research Laboratory, West Virginia University
-Robert C. Byrd Center for Legislative Studies, Shepherd University
-Robert C. Byrd Center for Pharmacy Education, University of Charleston
-Robert C. Byrd Center for Rural Health, Marshall University
-Robert C. Byrd Clinical Teaching Center, Charleston Area Medical Center
-Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope, Green Bank, West Virginia
-Robert C. Byrd Hardwood Technologies Center, Princeton, West Virginia
-Robert C. Byrd Health and Wellness Center, Bethany College
-Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center, West Virginia University
-Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center Charleston Division, Charleston, West Virginia
-Robert C. Byrd High School, Clarksburg, West Virginia
-Robert C. Byrd Institute for Composites Technology Bridgeport,
-Robert C. Byrd Library, Wheeling, West Virginia
-Robert C. Byrd Library University of Charleston in Beckley
-Robert C. Byrd Life Long Learning Center, West Virginia University
-Robert C. Byrd Metals Fabrication Center, Rocket Center, West Virginia
-Robert C. Byrd National Aerospace Education Center, Bridgeport, West Virginia
-Robert C. Byrd National Technology Transfer Center, Wheeling University
-Robert C. Byrd Regional Training Institute, Camp Dawson, West Virginia
-Robert C. Byrd Science and Technology Center, Shepherd University
-Robert C. Byrd Technology Center, Alderson-Broaddus College
-Robert C. Byrd United Technical Center[
-Robert C. Byrd Hilltop Office Complex, Rocket Center, West Virginia
-Robert C. Byrd Industrial Park, Moorefield
-Robert C. Byrd United States Courthouse and Federal Building, Beckley, West Virginia
-Robert C. Byrd United States Courthouse and Federal Building, Charleston, West Virginia
-Robert C. Byrd Federal Correctional Institution, Hazelton,


Well now everyone has heard, about the Byrd.
 
2020-07-02 6:38:16 PM  
1 vote:
I guess it was business Sloan, not law
 
2020-07-02 5:52:49 PM  
1 vote:

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My sister (who went to Stanford) was accepted at every single college she applied to, except Harvard.

She framed the rejection letter and put it on the wall.  It's still hanging in my mother's house twenty five years later.  :-P
 
2020-07-02 4:37:23 PM  
1 vote:
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2020-07-02 4:15:55 PM  
1 vote:

GrinzGrimly: Noah_Tall: Would you rename a Confederate statue and call it good enough? NO! Yale must be torn down.

Agree.  Only because I want to watch the logical gymnastics the liberal elites will go through to explain why the mob they drummed up suddenly became a bad thing when once they've turned on them.

Read about Harvard. It was literally, physically built by slaves. Slaves prepared the food the students ate. Their entire endowment should be confiscated and doled out to underfunded elementary schools.


This is our proud history.  Uhmercka.  Built on "natural bounty" in the tradition of Cristoforo Colombo and friends.
 
2020-07-02 3:52:57 PM  
1 vote:

chitownmike: Nobody can pronounce them


correctly
 
2020-07-02 3:43:19 PM  
1 vote:
Like the temporarily inconvenienced billionaires-to-be in this county, a whole shiatton of people not enrolled at Yale sure seem to care about its name. It doesn't matter. Actual alumni will still say they went to Yale. Anyone who goes there after a name change will still name-drop whatever is most recognizable.

Rename it to International House of University, barely matters to anyone whether it changes name, doesn't change, or ceases to exist at all.

But ooga booga ALL change is bad and scary!
 
2020-07-02 3:42:59 PM  
1 vote:
Call it "Floyd" and be done.
 
2020-07-02 3:40:04 PM  
1 vote:

CaptainSpaceJohnny: They should name it after the color of poop!

Brown U.


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2020-07-02 3:30:30 PM  
1 vote:

WTP 2: choose wisely...
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Dang it! 4 minutes!!!
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2020-07-02 3:28:38 PM  
1 vote:

Trocadero: Geotpf: Maybe we should just rename things named after the traitor slaveholders but keep the names for stuff named after "patriot" slaveholders.  Or you better tell me what we are going to change Washington State and Washington DC to.

What's wrong w/ the original Native words?


Nobody can pronounce them
 
2020-07-02 3:22:36 PM  
1 vote:
I get that it's past time to be having these conversations. There's going to have to be a balance struck between what was acceptable and what is right.  Some are easy but the discussions are going to carry on for a while now that they've begun.
 
2020-07-02 3:19:22 PM  
1 vote:

AngryTeacher: I heard this earlier. It must be a new right wing talking point. This poll doesn't exactly give me confidence they are being sincere. [Fark user image 425x569]


FTFA: #CancelYale trended this past week on social media, having started as a trolling of liberal elites by conservative influencers. One example: "For an institution that prides itself on its so called progressivism, why has Yale not yet distanced itself from its namesake - a notorious slave trader?!"

I don't really think of "progressivism," so-called or otherwise, when I think of Yale. Trust-fund brats and spoiled legacies playing at being woke, maybe. Though my impression could be out of date.
 
2020-07-02 3:14:11 PM  
1 vote:

Geotpf: Maybe we should just rename things named after the traitor slaveholders but keep the names for stuff named after "patriot" slaveholders.  Or you better tell me what we are going to change Washington State and Washington DC to.


Sorry, it's more than that. On Amerigo Vespucci's second voyage to the new world, they made a slave raid to the Bahamas, so America will have to be renamed too.

I did a search on "perfect people of the 15th century" and determined that we will have to change the name of the country to The United States of Null.
 
2020-07-02 3:13:20 PM  
1 vote:

Geotpf: Maybe we should just rename things named after the traitor slaveholders but keep the names for stuff named after "patriot" slaveholders.  Or you better tell me what we are going to change Washington State and Washington DC to.


George
 
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