[Ads-l] who

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Fri Jan 14 17:47:05 EST 2022


Actually Yale is in some ways cancelling itself.  The University is currently undergoing a process of reckoning with its legacy of slavery.  I myself am heavily involved in researching the connections of the founders of Yale Law School with slavery.  Of the three founders of YLS, one of them was a major figure in the perpetuation of slavery and its associated persecutions, and a second one appears to have been supportive of slavery.  (The third one was an abolitionist who represented the Amistad captives in their legal proceedings.)

Fred Shapiro


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Subject: Re: who

We like to think of ourself as a very personable university, as
universities go.  Maybe sort of like the incumbent Handsome Dan, a lifelike
and more than semi-personable bulldog.


On Fri, Jan 14, 2022 at 4:38 PM Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
wrote:

> 'Which.'  Cf. OED 11c (applied to personified or semi-personified objects,
> like ships and lifelike statues).
>
> Quora.com
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> "How come the left hasn't cancelled Yale University, who was named after
> Elihu Yale? He was president of Fort St George, and was responsible for
> overseeing its slave trade."
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> JL
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