New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy remove Woodrow Wilson’s desk at the office
New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy said that due to his support for racist policies, he would no longer use the desk of former
President Woodrow Wilson’s office in Trenton.
Murphy said at a press conference:
“There may be a mutual interference between this country and Wilson, and his legacy is coming into being.”
Murphy posted a picture of himself on Twitter when he paid tribute to George Floyd behind a table
engraved with Wilson’s name, and was therefore criticized for using historic furniture.
New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy said that due to his support for racist policies,
he will no longer use the desk of former President Woodrow Wilson’s office in Trenton.
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Wilson, who served New Jersey before becoming governor of New Jersey in 1913,
supported apartheid and urged several federal agencies to split apart when he entered the White House.
Murphy affirmed that he had not considered the issue and that other governors had always used his desk.
Ace rules pushed Woods Wilson, John Wayne’s name came from the airport school.
Murphy’s decision to change his desk was made after Princeton
University announced the removal of Wilson’s name from its public policy school. He pointed out that even according to his time standards, his racism was important.
According to CNN, Murphy said:
“Once I got a replacement, it was not as easy as I thought,
I got it, and I think that is the right choice.”
Christopher Eisgruber announced the institution’s decision in a statement posted on the school’s website. He took Wilson’s “racist views and policies” as the main aspect of his decision.
The statement said:
“The trustee concluded that Woodrow Wilson’s racist ideas and policies made him an inappropriate name for a faculty or college. Schools, colleges, academics, students, and graduates must confidently resist all forms of racism.”
Wilson College is scheduled to close after two years because two new residential colleges were built,
but during that time, Eisgruber did not want students to “recognize by the name of the racist president.”