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Stanford is removing Junipero Serra's name from parts of campus

Stanford is removing Junipero Serra's name from parts of campus

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  • I work on Serra Street. This is a good decision: Jane Stanford was one of the founders of the university and much more deserving of recognition than Junipero Serra, who had no direct connection to the university.

  • If Stanford wants to use names of prominent Californians, why not name a building for a prominent Native American?

  • During my two years at Stanford, I knew where Leland Stanford’s mausoleum was, and I knew Marguerite school shuttle was named after Jane Stanford’s horse. I walked past Serra Mall almost everyday, without seeing anything referring to Junipero Serra. So even Serra “was there” the whole time, he remained

    During my two years at Stanford, I knew where Leland Stanford’s mausoleum was, and I knew Marguerite school shuttle was named after Jane Stanford’s horse. I walked past Serra Mall almost everyday, without seeing anything referring to Junipero Serra. So even Serra “was there” the whole time, he remained insignificant in my memory. I think it is natural for Stanford to do so, but it is also a bit unfortunate.

  • There is probably no major institution on the continent that has not gone or will not go through this at some point. At this point, i would have thought proactive boards would have commissioned audits of buildings and monuments to see what racist, sexist, genocidal and who knows what other skeletons are lurking on campus.

  • This trend is full on retarded. It's idiotic to apply today's standards to Historical figures who lived in a completely different society.

  • My Dad loved the universities that he worked at. Most likely the employees of Stanford love their University. They believe that replacing the name of Junipero Serra would be a better choice. It is true that there are reasons why people are upset with what happened during Junipero Serra’s life. In my

    My Dad loved the universities that he worked at. Most likely the employees of Stanford love their University. They believe that replacing the name of Junipero Serra would be a better choice. It is true that there are reasons why people are upset with what happened during Junipero Serra’s life. In my life I have been very blessed by all the prayers as well as the service I have received from the Catholic Church. Since the Catholic Church stands behind Junipero Serra. In gratitude I stand behind the name of Junipero Serra as well.

  • Stanford University decision to remove J. Serra’s legacy from the campus is a good decision. Serra is reported as being cruel and inhuman to the native Indians. The older religious Catholic Church mandatories were practiced in more vicious and inhuman manner. Serra’s Christian methods of self discipline

    Stanford University decision to remove J. Serra’s legacy from the campus is a good decision. Serra is reported as being cruel and inhuman to the native Indians. The older religious Catholic Church mandatories were practiced in more vicious and inhuman manner. Serra’s Christian methods of self discipline were extremely brutal. Serra used self inflicted mutation practices for his Christian believes as well.

  • Why are we so concerned with history when people are presently treating each other like shit? Can we be a little more focused on that?