April 11, 2009
The only people who think the proposed names for MUW, Reneau and Waverley, are "racist" ARE racists. It''s way past time to bury that dead dog. These people constantly harp about how some glorify the past and want to relive it, while they themselves continue to keep the past alive with claims of being "offended."
Look, if it weren''t FOR the past being what it is, none of us would be here, and here wouldn''t be here either. Get over it, accept it, celebrate it, (does "Juneteenth" come to mind there?), and be happy.
Since some names can''t be used because they are "racist," and we can''t "offend" anyone. Heaven help us: That leaves only one naming choice. My cousin knew Miss Eudora well. According to him she was a very humble person who would be delighted at the prospect of MUW being re-named in her honor. She wasn''t a physically attractive woman, but she could write and when she spoke her beauty shone brilliantly. The reason she only attended MSCW for two years was she went to another school to study under a certain instructor in her chosen field, writing. Since she isn''t a "W" graduate, some say that strikes her name off the list. What''s a mother to do?
I have come up with a couple more suggestions, as I''m sure a lot of other people have also. Since my closest "tie" to the "W" is an aunt I didn''t like who graduated from "MSCDuuubya," I think I can be objective without being sentimental, although I might be objectionable. Since most people want to have the name of the town in the new university name, How about ''Possumtown University, or PU for short?
When the first man sued to go to the W, I''m sure he thought he was showing the feminists what it was like to have the shoe on the other foot, but I''ll bet he now wishes he would have left well enough alone. Be careful what you wish for, because you just might get it, only it might not be what you expected. To those who wish to put an end to "my" traditions, look out or your traditions might come to a screeching halt one day when the naked light of truth shines on it minus the politically correct spin.