Princeton Erases Wilson; John Wayne at Risk in OC: Protest Wrap
(Bloomberg) -- Princeton will remove President Woodrow Wilson’s name from its prestigious public policy school and a residential college. “Wilson’s racism was significant and consequential even by the standards of his own time,” Christopher L. Eisgruber, Princeton’s president, wrote Saturday.
Another name at risk: late film legend John Wayne. Democratic leaders in Orange County, California, are pushing to drop his name from its airport because of racist comments in a 1971 interview, the Los Angeles Times said. His son Ethan Wayne told CNN last year that his father’s comments from an eight-hour long interview were taken out of context.
Louisville police are investigating a fatal shooting Saturday night at a park in the downtown area of the Kentucky city amid a protest against the death of Breonna Taylor, the Associated Press said. Video on social media showed a man opening fire into the park as people ran for cover. A man died at the scene, while another was hospitalized, the AP said.
President Donald Trump called for the arrest of protesters allegedly involved in an attempt to tear down a statue of Andrew Jackson, by tweeting images Saturday of their wanted posters. He also lashed out at the Black Lives Matter movement in an interview published Saturday, calling their agenda “extremist” and “almost terrorism.”
The Republican governor of Mississippi -- the last state with a flag that includes the Confederate battle emblem -- said Saturday he would immediately sign any bill to remove the symbol. Both houses of the state legislature later voted by two-thirds majorities to introduce a bill to replace the flag, considered the most important step toward the change. A final vote requires a simple majority.
PepsiCo became the latest company to pull ads from Facebook, Fox reported. A growing list of companies, including Unilever and Coca-Cola Co., have pledged to ramp up their responses to racial injustice by pulling ads from Facebook Inc. and Twitter Inc. social media platforms amid debates over their response to posts that may be misleading.
Thousands demonstrated in Denver over Elijah McClain, a 23-year-old Black man who died last year after a police chokehold. An Alabama police officer was fired after posting a social media image of a protester in cross-hairs.
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