‘Modern-day segregationism hypocrisy’
10/6/2022, 6 p.m.
When Thomas C. Williams was shown to be a mid-1800s slaveowner, as well as helping to set up the regulation of faculty at the University of Richmond, Mr. Williams was essentially disavowed after the university rechristened its T.C.Williams Law School building.
In recent days there have been several editorials reporting on the student walkout to protest Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s, alleged volte-facing on school transgender policy.
The media has praised “Girl Power” for the Saudi Arabia airline completing the country’s first all-female crew flight, hailing it as empowerment for women all over.
During my time in the workforce I tried to make changes in the stereotypical challenges faced by its male “locker room” behavior, “old girl’s club” mentality, “female domination” (mama, sister, girlfriend) environment, and administration duplicity.
However, as a retiree, nowadays I wonder why an eye-to-eye circle hasn’t been created allowing individuals to parley instead of continuing to fan the flames of those separate corners we have nowadays that isolate for finger-pointing and blaming?
And, being of the opinion that structural renaming and statue removals are unproductive for any real changes, if society actually wants equality, diversity and inclusiveness, then why does it continue to enact its modern-day segregationism hypocrisy?