One can certainly understand why the History Department is considering changing the name of the Carr building. But one wonders where the "rush to rename" stops? I suspect that a serious investigation of the racial attitudes of Duke's founders and builders might reveal some similarly disturbing information like that relating to Mr. Carr. For example, what do we know about the views of the Dukes? I would hate to think that we would have to confront the naming of Duke University.
John Pettit is a Duke alum, T'57.
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