UPDATED: Moron U: Students want to rename 'Lynch Hall' because, well, racism

The racial witch hunters at Lebanon Valley College are agitating to change the name of "Lynch Hall" – named after former school president Clyde A. Lynch – because the word "lynch" has racial overtones. Students want school officials to either rename the building entirely or add Lynch's first name and middle initial, saying the word recalls the public executions of black men by white mobs in the late 1800s and early 1900s. It was included on a list of demands that students presented to the school on Friday. Other demands include a more diverse curriculum, more sensitivity training for staff and regular surveys of the racial climate on campus. School spokesman Marty Parkes said Tuesday that President Lewis Thayne is considering all of the demands and will address them at a forum next month. Calling Lynch a “very important figure'' in the history of the college, Parkes said officials want to avoid “doing anything that...(Read Full Post)

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