On The University of Louisville's Decision To Remove A Confederate Monument

Below is the note I sent to the president of the University of Louisville in response to this story.

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Subject: Note to: James Ramsey, President University of Louisville

Date: Sat, 30 Apr 2016 15:50:56 -0400

From: wianinc

To: a.novesl@louisville.edu

James Ramsey, President University of Louisville,

I watched and listened with rapt attention to your announcement of the removal of the Confederate Memorial statue. The statue, of course, has stood for 121 years and was dedicated to the Confederate soldiers who died in defense of their cause, States Rights.

You offered that the decision to remove the statue was to reaffirm your commitment to inclusiveness, social injustice - I assume you meant an avoidance of social injustice vs. a commitment to it, and a commitment to diversity.

In crafting my opinion to your and the University of Louisville’s position I was puzzled by three words I intended to use. So, I looked them up in a dictionary.

After all, correct usage of words is, or should be, paramount to successful communications.

The results of my research of these three words, which I feel most definitely apply to you, are to be found on the attached photo.

I, personally, lack the sufficient liberal arts education to attempt to quarrel with a dictionary.


R. R. Moore