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How stupid do you have to be to designate a rock as being racist?

If you ask me, you’ve got to be someone who is devoid of all cognitive ability and completely unable to use logic to think that something such as a rock is so racist that it should be removed from a college campus.

A small group of students at the University of Wisconsin decided that a certain rock is racist. It is named after a man who was both a past president of the university and a geologist. His name was Thomas Crowder Chamberlin.

The rock/boulder weighs over 40 tons. It is been on display at the University of Wisconsin since 1925. It is named Chamberlin Rock, and it sits atop Observatory Hill which is located on the campus in Madison, Wisconsin.

The activist students told the school’s administrators that they wanted it removed immediately because, to them, it is a symbol of racism discrimination. The university approved the action, and the rock was removed last Friday.

The students are people of color. They feel that the rock represents discrimination, and its name refers to a derogatory term used about Blacks. The word was used once nearly 100 years ago in a journal. Historians at the university looked into the matter.

According to Fox News,

In October 1925, the university had the boulder excavated and placed prominently atop the hill to honor Chamberlin, who would die in Chicago three years later. The rock was a rare specimen believed to be more than 2 billion years old, and before it was installed on Observatory Hill, only about a foot and a half was visible above ground, according to the article. It was believed to have been carried by glaciers from Canada to Wisconsin.

In the 1920s, a slang term used to describe large dark rocks included the N-word, and it appears in coverage of the rock’s installation.

They found that the term was around in the 1920s. It was not used to describe people but rather to classify large rocks that are dark in their color or hue. The university could not find much other information on it.


Daniel is a conservative syndicated opinion writer and amateur theologian. He writes about topics of politics, culture, freedom, and faith.

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