Just rename it Eric Swalwell Honeypot U and everything will be solved. – Welp, looks like Johns Hopkins University is going to be getting a new name sometime in the near future. It turns out the founder of the renowned university – yes, his name was Johns Hopkins – was a slave owner back in the 19th century, which came as a surprise to current leaders of the University since the legend about Mr. Hopkins always held that he was an early and avid abolitionist:
Abolitionist Johns Hopkins University Founder Reportedly Owned Slaves https://t.co/Ph90cvSFpq
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) December 11, 2020
Those leaders penned a letter to the current school community and printed by the New York Post in which they revealed the nasty news: “For most of the last century, our institutions believed Johns Hopkins to be an early and staunch abolitionist whose father, a committed Quaker, had freed the family’s enslaved people in 1807,” university leaders wrote in a letter to the Johns Hopkins community. “We now have government census records that state Mr. Hopkins was the owner of one enslaved person listed in his household in 1840 and four enslaved people listed in 1850.”
From a story at the New York Post:
The revelations came to light as part of the Hopkins Retrospective, a project that began seven years ago to explore the school’s origins and history.
The findings contradict a narrative that was a large part of the school’s history.
“For most of the last century, our institutions believed Johns Hopkins to be an early and staunch abolitionist whose father, a committed Quaker, had freed the family’s enslaved people in 1807,” schools leaders wrote in Wednesday’s letter.
“But over the past several months, research being done as a part of the Hopkins Retrospective has caused us to question this narrative. We now have government census records that state Mr. Hopkins was the owner of one enslaved person listed in his household in 1840 and four enslaved people listed in 1850.”
Johns Hopkins launched the school, America’s first research university, in 1876. It created the hospital in 1889. School leaders noted that Hopkins “specifically directed that the hospital extend its care to include the indigent of Baltimore regardless of sex, age, or race.”
So, the school must be renamed. Oh, they haven’t said that yet, but hell, we have school districts now taking the names of Thomas Jefferson and George Washington off of their schools, how can a comparative slouch like Johns Hopkins survive with his name intact? I mean, all Johns Hopkins did was found the very first research university in the United States of America, a university whose medical center has saved the lives of hundreds of thousand of people, not just Americans, but people of all races, religions and creeds from all over the world in the intervening 144 years since its founding.
What kind of racist sloth could possibly advocate for keeping Hopkins’ name on the school he founded when there are so many more deserving people out there? You know, sterling individuals like Gerrold Nadler or Adam Schiff or Eric Swalwell or Maxine Waters or Alexandria Ocasio Cortez or Chuck Schumer or Michigan’s Governor, Adolpha Whitmer. The list of much more deserving heroes of the left goes on and on and grows daily, literally crying out for more schools named for 17th-and 18th-century racists who were born into privilege, never took any risks for this country and never did anything really significant in their own lives to be renamed.
That is all.
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