Another Dead White Male Erased: Rice University's Founder Will Have Statue And Ashes Removed Because He Owned Slaves
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There will be no glory in your sacrifice. I will erase even the memory of Sparta from the histories! Every piece of Greek parchment shall be burned. Every Greek historian, and every scribe shall have their eyes pulled out, and their tongues cut from their mouths. Why, uttering the very name of Sparta, or Leonidas, will be punishable by death! The world will never know you existed at all!

—Xerxes, 300

Unfortunately in modern America, we have no Leonidas ready to stand against those erasing our history. All white men who long ago built our nation must be erased from history, regardless of what they did in life if it dares violate the holy rules of modern day diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Rice founder’s statue, ashes to be moved from focal point on campus due to history as slave owner, KHOU.COM, February 7, 2023

HOUSTON — Rice University has announced plans to redesign its Academic Quadrangle. The announcement was made Monday and work is expected to begin this fall. Renderings are expected to be released this spring. Rice held an invitational competition last summer to determine the design partner to help with the design plans. The “internationally renowned landscape architecture firm Nelson Byrd Woltz” was chosen to lead the project, Rice said in a release.

The university’s Board of Trustees picked NBW’s plan, which it said: “aligns with aspirations to enrich student experience, foster inclusivity and celebrate Rice’s evolution and values while respectfully recognizing the founding gift of William Marsh Rice.” The Quadrangle The centerpiece at the Rice University Academic Quadrangle, which is flanked by Lovett Hall and Fondren Library, is the Founder’s Memorial.

The Quadrangle has been the site of commencement ceremonies, among other things. “The need to recontextualize the Academic Quadrangle became apparent during several years of conversations regarding its focal point, the Founder’s Memorial, given the founder’s history as an owner of enslaved people,” the university said in a release.

The founder of Rice University will have his ashes and statue removed from the campus because he enslaved people. Jefferson and Washington’s statues are on borrowed time…

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