It is significant to me that those who won recent advancements in American social issues all had skin in the game. The trade union fights, women’s suffrage, Cezar Chavez, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the “Me Too” movement. All took considerable personal effort and risk to gain their ground. Removing Wilson’s name accomplishes nothing substantial and presents no risk to a group of students and faculty all safely removed from anything gritty.
In Response to: Princeton Renames Wilson School and Residential College, Citing Former President’s Racism