End the Slave-holding Legacy Of BYU’s Administration Building

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Tanner Todd
2 years ago
Abraham Smoot's false witness to Brigham Young about Joseph Smith's position on black ordination, as well as his possible coercion of Zebedee Coltrin's corroborating witness is shocking and reprehensible. While Smoot quite literally saved BYU from financial ruin and enabled it to become the institution it is today, his utter disregard to Elijah Able's manhood and denial of his well-documented priesthood demonstrates a lack of morality unbecoming of BYU's administration building. This needs to be changed.

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Rebecca Gonzales Mitchell
2 years ago
BS '05. BYU and the Church can't imagine themselves exempt from making mistakes and needing to repent. During my time as a student here, I often heard the Aims of a BYU Education referred to. One of these aims is that lifelong learning. Lifelong learning means taking a hard look at our history and understanding what we can do now to be better. Lastly, changing the name of the ASB sends a loud, strong message that we oppose racism.

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Blake Lewis
2 years ago
Steps need to be made for students and future students to think consciously about the current and past racism within the church. Renaming buildings for representing slavery and racism is a first step, among many, for recognition and change in the hearts of the students and members.

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Michael Stevens
2 years ago
I’m signing because this University can do better than honoring past individuals who supported the institution of slavery. As an alumnus, I want my alma mater to stand for justice, human dignity, and equality. Buildings named after people who did not embrace these ideals in their time should not be honored further.

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Christopher Hedquist
2 years ago
As a BYU alumnus, I wholeheartedly support this effort.

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Paulette Henriod
2 years ago
I want to he proud of my alma mater for doing the right thing.

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Sara Nix
2 years ago
As an alumnus, I strongly support renaming this building.

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Russell Bennion
2 years ago
Racism in the mormon church. Totally unacceptable for a covenant people.

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James Best
2 years ago
Yes! Rename it. Its seriously the least theu can do. THE VERY LEAST.

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Jaime Dubei
2 years ago
This is step 1 to beginning to create an anti racist culture at BYU. As a student there over 2 decades ago, I was shocked at the lack of knowledge, care or concern for my peers of color. It’s time to change this tide and create a more Christlike future.