Flashback: Harvard students support movement to rename buildings...except when it comes to their own campus

  • Earlier this year, Campus Reform asked Harvard students about the movement to rename buildings and remove statues of ‘controversial’ historical figures on campus
  • Most students agreed with the effort until they were asked about changing the name of the Kennedy School of Government for Kennedy’s controversial history with women

Earlier this year, Campus Reform Digital Reporter Eduardo Neret asked Harvard University students about the movement to rename buildings and remove statues on college campuses. 

The movement has grown in recent weeks as civil unrest and racial protests continue to spread across the country.

"I think with that we probably have bigger issues to worry about"   

[RELATED: MAP: Colleges coast to coast give confederate monuments, historical symbols the boot]

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Students initially told Neret they supported the movement to rename buildings and remove statues on campus.

“I think it’s an excellent idea,” one student said before adding that keeping these names and statues was “normalizing hate” and “normalizing sexism and racism.”

“A diverse group of people should be represented in any institution,” another added.

[RELATED: VIDEO: Young Americans support removing statues, renaming buildings....even for Founding Fathers and recent Dem politicians]

However, many quickly backtracked when Neret asked about changing the name of the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, considering Kennedy’s controversial history with women.

“I’m not sure. That’s a hard question to answer on the spot,” one student, who initially defended efforts to rename buildings, said.

“That’s a tricky one. I think with that we probably have bigger issues to worry about,” another student flip-flopped.

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Eduardo Neret | Digital Reporter

Eduardo Neret is a digital reporter for Campus Reform. Prior to taking on his current position, Eduardo served as the Senior Florida Correspondent for Campus Reform and founded a conservative web publication where he hosted a series of interviews with notable conservative commentators and public figures. Eduardo’s work has appeared on the Fox News Channel, FoxNews.com, The Washington Examiner, Daily Caller, The Drudge Report, The Blaze, and The Daily Wire. He most recently served as a contributor to the Red Alert Politics section of The Washington Examiner. In addition to his independent journalism, Neret also previously worked at the Department of Justice and the Fox News Channel. He has appeared on numerous radio programs and NewsMaxTV to discuss his work and comment on relevant political issues.

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