Change the name of Winston Hall at NC State

Change the name of Winston Hall at NC State

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Polly Johnson started this petition to North Carolina State University

Winston Hall on the campus of North Carolina State University is named in George T Winston’s honor, a man who was a white supremacist. Taken from NCpedia: “Appearing in the July 1901 edition of Annals was Winston's "The Relation of the Whites to the Negroes." Using personal childhood recollections, he recounts what he perceived as the happier, more secure time of slavery, when the races—both white and black—benefited from the peculiar institution's rigid code of social conduct. With foreboding and unabashed condescension, Winston looks to a "dark and gloomy" future for African Americans if white civilization failed to support and nurture this recently liberated "child race."” This article, available online here shows some of the hateful and racist language of this man that has no business representing the university. 

An excerpt from the book 'How to Be an Antiracist' by Ibram X. Kendi, page 116: “In 1901, North Carolina State University President George T Winston disagreed, framing Dark people as committing ‘more horrible crimes’. Sociologist Edward Byron Reuter added time Winston’s position, declaring that biracial people were responsible for all Black achievements, in his 1918 book, The Mulatto in the United States.” Please sign this petition to bring this to the attention of the university and help us remove this man’s name from our campus building. 

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