Friday, February 23, 2018

Why honour racist killers?*

The Express of November 11 reports that The UWI has decided to rename Milner Hall at its St Augustine campus. Given the imperialist and racist philosophy of Lord Milner, after whom the hall was named, I agree with the decision. I am not one of those who believe that “the facts of history” should be regarded as separate and apart from the events and tenets that often caused and influenced those facts. If I did, I might argue that Hitler was, after all, merely an historical element, and that he should be treated as such. But my concern now is not Milner. 

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