Blog Bonus: Harvard Slavery, Stand For Trees, Drumpf

Harvard Law to Abandon Crest Linked to Slavery

By ANEMONA HARTOCOLLIS | The New York Times | MARCH 4, 2016

Harvard Law School is poised to abandon an 80-year-old shield based on the crest of a slaveholding family that helped endow the institution, as campuses across the country debate the use of historic names and symbols that some consider offensive.

On Friday, a law school committee said the shield did not represent Harvard values. It shows three sheaves of wheat, a symbol that is derived from the family crest of an 18th-century slave owner, Isaac Royall Jr., who endowed the first law professorship at Harvard, though the gift did not by itself create the law school. The image of the wheat appears under the word “Veritas,” or “Truth” in Latin, the Harvard motto.

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There are no passengers on Spaceship Earth. We are all crew.
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We are on track to lose up to 90% of the world’s rainforests by the year 2020 thanks to deforestation. It’s time we Stand For Trees before it’s too late. Purchase Stand For Trees Certificates and protect forests in need:



and we can’t forget we’re in the middle of a campaign… as if we could forget!

“Donald Trump is giving voice to a tribe of white people who felt unheard. Now that he’s helped them find their voice, I don’t think they’ll fall silent once he’s been defeated. If he is defeated….”

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