Saturday, February 11, 2017
Calhoun College, An Ex-Parrot
Yale does the deed. It's pretty shocking, and I believe it is also in every way wrong. But John Calhoun was a nasty motherfucker, even by American standards, so anyone would be well rid of him. The only problem is that Yale lived with that name for too long to change it now. Grace Hopper could have been honored with a building or a street or something any time before now, and wasn't, with Calhoun remaining part of the actual history of Yale. Yale as an institution is less today than it was yesterday by attempting to deny its true 20th century history, as that was when Calhoun College was named. The rest of the society wouldn't miss a nasty bastard like Calhoun at all.