In the demented world of the unhinged left, nothing isn’t racist…absolutely nothing.
On Friday the University of Wisconsin caved to the demands of the impossible-to-appease, perpetually offended left, when they agreed to remove an enormous 42-ton rock from the campus.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) The University of Wisconsin removed a large boulder from its Madison campus at the request of minority students who view the rock as a symbol of racism.
Chamberlin Rock, on the top of Observatory Hill, is named after Thomas Crowder Chamberlin, a geologist and former university president.
Students of color on campus say the rock represents a history of discrimination. It was referred to as a derogatory name in a Wisconsin State Journal story in the 1920s, at a time when the Ku Klux Klan was active on campus.
According to ABC News,
The boulder is a rare, large example of a pre-Cambrian era glacial erratic that experts say is likely over 2 billion years old. It was carried by glaciers from as far north as Canada and dumped on Observatory Hill along with billions of tons of other debris when ice receded from the state about 12,000 years ago. It was previously estimated to have weighed up to 70 tons, but an updated measurement shows it weighs 42 tons. It will continue to be used for educational purposes at its new site.
The Black Student Union led the call to remove the rock last summer. Crews began removing it just before 7 a.m. Friday, securing it with straps and lifting it with a crane before moving it to a flatbed truck. It cost an estimated $50,000, covered by private donations, to remove.
Juliana Bennett, a senior and a campus representative on the Madison City Council said removing the rock signaled a small step toward a more inclusive campus.
“This moment is about the students, past and present, that relentlessly advocated for the removal of this racist monument,” she said. “Now is a moment for all of us BIPOC students to breathe a sigh of relief, to be proud of our endurance, and to begin healing.”
Kenneth Owens, a Madison resident, said he was glad to see the rock go,
“It’s not the rock’s fault that it got that terrible and unfortunate nickname,” he said. “But the fact that it’s … being moved shows that the world is getting a little better today.”
@joerogan you see this? #wbsu found a natural 70ton Rock offensive..not because it was named after some racist, because the Wisconsin State Journal ran a story referring it by the "N" word in the 1920s, a time the KKK was active on campus. #woke #CancelCulture #BLM #BillMaher https://t.co/VJto0XYHOx
— Andre K. Brown (@someguynamedre) August 7, 2021
The Wisconsin State Journal reports on the boulder removal when reportedly it was the journal itself and only the journal that referenced the rock in a derogatory racial term, once back in the 1920s.
Following a six-month review and a green light from the Wisconsin Historical Society, Chamberlin Rock will be removed Friday morning. https://t.co/jf6jT1IGbZ
— Wisconsin State Journal (@WiStateJournal) August 5, 2021