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[–] Lev-ice 1 points 39 points (+40|-1) ago 

How about these fucking morons takr up the cause of finishing school and minding their own god damn business? What has this statue, or the person done to any of these whiny little fucks? Why do you need a cause? Just fucking move on and do something useful, no one gives a shit about statues.

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[–] sctoor 0 points 30 points (+30|-0) ago  (edited ago)

"but it's a symbol of the oppression of the white man!! he was rich, and white, and had a penis, and he's from a 'first world' country, therefore he must be a privileged horrible racist who hates everyone else."

The projection from these people is just so funny.

I'm proud of the chancellor for standing up to this bullshit. So far, universities have been bending over to help spoiled children feel better about themselves. I'm glad to see someone finally refuse, and then tell them to fuck off to China.

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[–] ponchoman275 5 points -2 points (+3|-5) ago 

Honestly I think this whole case is bullshit and statues of men like him shouldn't be removed since we can't really judge the past by our present values but it's not really about this.

"but it's a symbol of the oppression of the white man!! he was rich, and white, and had a penis, and he's from a 'first world' country, therefore he must be a privileged horrible racist who hates everyone else."

everything you said is true but the reason people are fighting against this is because this guy was one of the top figures in British colonialism. I still think there is absolutely no reason to remove his statue but it's not just about muh white privilege, the guy was very active in colonialism which in my opinion quite understandably makes some people pissed off.

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[–] kittysaysmeownow 0 points 31 points (+31|-0) ago 

Finally, a university official who not only understands common sense, but has the gall to use it with these whiny crybullies!

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[–] Scotcheggs 1 points 2 points (+3|-1) ago 

In UK most academics are athiest and progressive but they are considered conservative and "sane" by American academic standards.

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[–] WitnesstheSalt 0 points 18 points (+18|-0) ago 

Lord Patten gives the correct response, not only in content but in tone. You're not debating an equal who is arguing in good faith, you're scolding a petulant child who thinks the world owes them. Same as when Everett Piper, president of Oklahoma Wesleyan University, did it a few weeks back. Mind you Piper came at it with a lot more heat; put Lord Patten's gentle tone down to British civility.

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[–] Simplertimes 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Very much so: "But if people at our university aren’t prepared to show the generosity of spirit which Nelson Mandela showed towards Rhodes and towards history... then maybe they should think about being educated elsewhere." Lord Patten

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[–] Sikozen 0 points 11 points (+11|-0) ago 

Good for the school. They have a sound and polite reason for keeping the Rhodes statue and while they are willing to listen to concerns they aren't going to bow down to whining children who care more about crying and whining than about education.

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[–] jerry 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

"Think about getting an education elsewhere.. But not about how much better it would be"

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[–] DickHertz 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

This is the correct response. You should be choosing your college with the idea of learning something not one that you have philosophical problems with and intend to change. The college is supposed to change you not the other way around.

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[–] physicscat 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

You go to college to work, to learn, to further your education....not to be an asshat.

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[–] HexTq 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Nice job chancellor

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