Students, Professors to UVa President: Stop Quoting Thomas Jefferson

Image result for thomas jeffersonThe University of Virginia's president is facing a backlash from teachers and students alike after quoting the school's founder — former President Thomas Jefferson — in an email urging students to unite after last week's divisive presidential election.

"Thomas Jefferson wrote to a friend that University of Virginia students 'are not of ordinary significance only: they are exactly the persons who are to succeed to the government of our country, and to rule its future enmities, its friendships and fortunes,'" university president Teresa Sullivan wrote in the email, according to the Cavalier Daily, the school's student newspaper. "I encourage today's U.Va. students to embrace that responsibility."

Some professors objected to the quote since Jefferson owned slaves and held "other racist beliefs," the paper reported.

"We would like for our administration to understand that although some members of this community may have come to this university because of Thomas Jefferson's legacy, others of us came here in spite of it," they wrote. "For many of us, the inclusion of Jefferson quotations in these e-mails undermines the message of unity, equality and civility that you are attempting to convey."

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Actually, sr williams, attendance at a liberal college or at a conservative-leaning university but in a class with a liberal professor can be a golden opportunity to advance conservatism.

I had a lot of fun in my university's business ethics class debating with the professor. He was adamant in his socialistic views of how a business should be operated just as I was. After he and I had gone head-to-head for 3 classes, he allowed the others to participate.

I was as surprised and I believe him to have been when 19 of the other 23 students weighed in on the conservative side.

There is hope but we conservatives must be active, aggressive (but not angrily aggressive as the leftists are), and consistent in our arguments. We can win, but it will take work.

Very good Post, and truly ,Parents who always wished their Kids could get a "College Education" might be wise.    Save their money, and make sure their Kids ,go nowhere near these places.    Yes, Ayers infiltrated, to the point, that he turned a College Education into a Training Camp for Mindless Slaves.   Brainwashing Young impressionable minds to ensure Slavery, programmed Zombies,without the ability to think or reason.  The invention of the I-Phone, aided the fact that they have to nothing do, but follow orders.    We need a cleansing of the Educational Foundation, beginning with these Liberal College Professors, and going top down. Sending Children to an Institution that teaches dependency, and anti-Americanism, is a huge mistake.

just goes to show you....some schools are a waste of time and money

How is it that there seems to be a phenomena where people go to college, a place for higher education, become stupid?   

Not all of us come out of college stupid. Some of us graduate cum laude AND conservative.

We keep the faith and spread the word.

To those offended by Thomas Jefferson I say... the door is open and no one is keeping you in this country.  You can leave for a more suitable environment...say The People's Republic of China or Russia... better yet N. Korea.

So, you don't like Thomas Jefferson... one of the most important figures in the establishment of our Republic... tough, get over it, your opinion is hollow and filed with a bigoted view of history and those who settled in America... creating our nation and heritage.  The idea that PC is sending a message of unity, equality, and civility, is BS...  instead the PC message has divided our nation and continues to agitate for chaos in our society... PC is the harbinger of strife in our communities..  If there is any bigotry and racism today, it is found in organizations of color and the faculty of our Institutions of higher education..  not in the White Student Body of most Universities ...

Nigeria is nice, too.  Unhappy, get the hell out.  You're just going to be a burden ,on all of us, who are rejoicing, and making every effort we can to support President Trump.

Some professors objected to the quote since Jefferson owned slaves and held "other racist beliefs," the paper reported.

"We would like for our administration to understand that although some members of this community may have come to this university because of Thomas Jefferson's legacy, others of us came here in spite of it," they wrote. "For many of us, the inclusion of Jefferson quotations in these e-mails undermines the message of unity, equality and civility that you are attempting to convey."

I am really glad President Jefferson is not around to see this . . . .

Please people.... This Election was not divisive... the division has been happening over the past eight years.  perhaps the election should have been more divisive and we could better tell who the liberal globalists really are.... the division is on Obama and Clinton ... Bush family ... and the media...

You cannot erase or ignore history.  You want to get rid of Thomas Jefferson; fine, let's get rid of Booker T Washington as well.  Tit for Tat.

Just who is running this university, the university administration or the small vocal group of paid agitators?  Somewhere some corporate human resource managers are making a list of snowflake run "universities" that graduate sub-standard graduates that could not possibly contribute anything to their corporations.  The purpose of the university is to prepare the graduates to enter their chosen field of business and be successful and not to be part of a self-serving pity party.  They cannot live with their parents forever.  If universities had to produce "x" amount of successful graduates to get government funding, maybe that would help.  Right now it seems that they are producing tomorrow's new homeless.  They could be named the "Snowflake Homeless Generation".

Yeah, can't you just see this Crowd trying to get a Job!!!   The height of their career,  will be when they quit mopping floors, and get to flip Burgers.

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