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These demands included "cultural competency training" for both academic and non-academic staff; a requirement that students take classes on the history of marginalized people; and the provision of a "cultural affinity space" on campus dedicated specifically to African-American culture.The demand that received national attention was for the university's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, and Wilson College, one of its residential colleges, to be renamed. The college dining hall features a large mural of Wilson, which the BJL also wants removed. Honoring Wilson, the League says, is offensive to African American students, because Wilson was a racist.Wilson's racism therefore becomes more salient, and he ceases to embody the values that are important to Princeton University today.Wilson's contributions to the university, the U.S., and the world should not be erased from history. At Princeton, one outcome of that conversation should be the education of students and faculty who would otherwise be unaware of the complexity of an important figure in the university's history.
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