Saint Louis University to Erect Monument Honoring Anti-Police Protest

Nathan Rubbelke, College Fix, February 3, 2015

Saint Louis University has commissioned a sculpture to be erected on campus that administrators say they hope “captures the spirit and importance” of a weeklong “Occupy SLU” protest last fall on the urban campus that decried oppression, racism, racial profiling and police tactics.

For six days in mid-October, community activists refused to leave the St. Louis campus in a protest intended as an extension of the summertime riots that had wracked nearby Ferguson over the police shooting of Michael Brown.

Three social justice groups–Tribe X, the Metro St. Louis Coalition for Inclusion and Equality, and the Black Student Alliance–took over the campus and lived in tents around its clock tower.

Flying an upside-down American flag, they gave speeches and “teach ins” on topics such as “conscious awakening, systematic oppression, white supremacy, and students’ responsibility to the community,”according to a YouTube video that documented the demonstration.

The demonstrators left only after the university agreed to all 13 of their demands, one of which was a “mutually agreed upon commissioned artwork.”

That agreement has now been dubbed the “Clock Tower Accords” by campus leaders of the private, Jesuit university, who recently announced they have “commissioned renowned African American artists and sculptors Kyle and Kelly Phelps to design a sculpture that captures the spirit and importance of the demonstration and encampment at Saint Louis University on October 13-18, 2014.”

In an email to The College Fix, university President Fred Pestello said the university does not have a decided design or a designated spot yet for the monument.

“Once we have final agreement on the nature and size of the sculpture we will begin to consider a location. The most obvious place is somewhere near the clock tower where the encampment took place,” he said.


The sculpture is one of a handful of the 13 demands that could come at a high price tag for the university. Other major budgetary demands agreed to include the establishment of both a community center and a K-12 bridge program, the appointment of a special assistant to the president for diversity and community engagement, and an increased budget for the university’s African-American studies program.



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  • SLU is consistently rated among the most dangerous campuses for resident students in the country. And for good reason: The undertow is a very short distance, in fact, walking distance, away, in both a northerly and southerly direction.

    • connorhus

      Had a SLU student come and spend a week at our house a couple years back, actually now that I think of it it was over a decade ago. What was funny is we live out so far our nearest neighbor is almost a mile away in one direction and no clue how far in the other three, and back then you couldn’t even see the glow of a town nearby. Yet this Woman would not sleep in the house unless we locked the doors. I had to explain to her that the lock didn’t even work nor had we actually seen the key for it in years. Finally she settled in and before the week was over accepted the fact that not everyone in the world had to lock their doors. I even think she started to understand just which types were making her world more dangerous.

      She never could understand the fact that I hadn’t had the key out of the ignition of my truck since I brought it home though.

      • throttler

        I would still lock the doors (and windows) if I were you.

    • shatwood

      Yeah I got mugged there by a group of gentle giants. So did several guys in my fraternity. It would be impossible to attend SLU for four years as I did and not know at least one person who got mugged.

  • Other major budgetary demands agreed to include the establishment of both a community center and a K-12 bridge program, the appointment of a special assistant to the president for diversity and community engagement, and an increased budget for the university’s African-American studies programFlushing the money down the toilet would be more productive.

    • Whitetrashgang

      Could plug the toilet and cause more diversity, best to just burn it or eat it.

    • Daniel McGrath

      Catholics around town will bail out. That sort of thing can’t be sustained. I notice that no other Univeristy in town is being targeted for Danegeld.

    • RationaliseThis

      Budgetary demands that ultimatly end up increasing school fees and student debt. A big factor in Americas declining living standards.

  • David Ashton

    Evil, be thou my good.”

  • superlloyd

    What gutless cowards. They should turn into a jail then it would serve the community better.

    • Alucard_the_last

      These gutless cowards who run that institution live outside that neighborhood. I bet 100% of the staff does.

  • Easyrhino

    Would love to see a monument honoring an anti-knockout game protest, or perhaps an anti black on White rape protest.

    Of course Whites need to actually mobilize and have these protests that we are justifiably wont to do lest we desire to sacrifice our careers and be ostracized via the controlled media.

    • Christorchaos

      Megan Boken memorial maybe. (Google her)

      • HE2

        Nah, will not make the cut.
        Megan’s murder was a simple “robbery gone wrong.”

      • Daniel McGrath


        Perhaps a statue by Arno Breker…

  • TruthBeTold

    Another foolish act of appeasement.

  • Christorchaos

    Thanks SLU. You just help me make a decision and saved me a lot $

  • Robert Smith

    More proof that universities are closer to insane asylums than institutions for higher learning.

    • Whitetrashgang

      They should be called insane institutions for higher learning,why not?

  • Daniel McGrath

    As long as the artist is selected by a committee it’ll be money in the pocket of a white Bronze Foundry owner. lol.

  • MekongDelta69

    “…renowned African American (that’s black to you and me) artists and sculptors Kyle and Kelly Phelps.”

    I have NO doubt, they studied under Auguste Rodin!

    • Katherine McChesney

      I get it!

    • phillyguy

      Negros have no idea about the art of bronze casting ,some white liberal artist must be helping then behind the scenes.

  • shatwood


    I swear if I ever get a call from that school for money I’ll be sure to tell them why they’ll never get a nickel from me.

    What the hell happened to my school?!

    • shawnmer

      Sadly, the same ideological sickness that struck ALL of them.

    • Daniel McGrath

      Have you seen the Movie Zulu? That’s probably the situation on the ground there.

  • dd121

    I retired a few years ago and checked the front law on my way out and noticed they hadn’t erected a stature in my honor. Now, I thought I did a pretty good job all those years yet no bronze commemoration of my loyal efforts. The good people at SLU want to eternally remind the student body that the Administration wish to immortalize the memory of a group of students who tried to destroy the institution. That, to me, seems ill advised. I suspect the alums will take note of this action and send less money, possibly finishing what the protesters started.

  • Frank_DeScushin

    “Three social justice groups–Tribe X, the Metro St. Louis Coalition for Inclusion and Equality, and the Black Student Alliance–took over the campus and lived in tents around its clock tower.”

    So the group that is allegedly for inclusion partnered with the racially exclusive group? Makes one wonder how sincere Metro Coalition is in only wanting inclusion and equality and not, say, a longterm goal of white exclusion and black preference.

    I would ask, “Who do these social justice groups think they’re fooling with their names?”, but sadly they’re fooling a good number of people.

  • Alexandra1973

    Marxism goes hand-in-hand with Jesuitism.

  • Will the monument have a pants sagging thug holding a molotov cocktail with a bandana covering his face?

  • Sick of it

    “the appointment of a special assistant to the president for diversity and community engagement”

    Someone from the NAACP is looking to cash in.

  • Lord Sandwich

    Marty! When the clock tower is struck by lightening I can use it to charge the flux capacitor in my time machine. I can then go back and prevent slavery.

  • The Dude

    There’s no “police tactics”. Police officers have just follow their textbook guidelines on how they should deal with suspected criminals. What they call profiling is nothing but going with the stats, i.e. common sense.

    If these little leftists want to tell the cops how to do their jobs, then they should join the forces then and see how they’d react to thugs who behave threateningly when being arrested. Either that, or they should just try to spend one day without the police then. If police forces and the justice system were to ever disappear, these hippies would be the first ones to be eaten alive by the diversity they champion.

  • LHathaway

    No call for a white studies class, a white studies department, or a white student union on campus. Even one white student group?

    Sometimes, diversity is vitally important. No effort is too great to spare, achieving equality or diversity. Other times diversity is not important one bit.

  • IstvanIN

    The more I hear American white-flag wavers the more I admire King Abdullah.

  • Ella

    Stupid students ask if they can list these desirable traits on resumes: “conscious awakening, systematic oppression, white supremacy, and students’ responsibility to the community.”

  • Angel Talarico

    Predicting SLU’s demise is on the horizon.

  • ravitchn

    Blaise Pascal four hundred years ago almost warned us not to trust Jesuits. He was right!

  • Alucard_the_last

    Anti-police ‘protests’ were rioting and looting and seen by blacks as a ‘shopping day’. Protests are people just walking down the street with signs. I would pull all police out of all negro areas and let them see what it is like to have no police.

  • Daniel McGrath

    That’s a difficult commission. Lol. The wider significance of white people realizing that blacks are a massive liability and constitute a permanent Greivance industry?

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  • Tim

    I blame the Congressman for the fiasco of the Jonestown “escapees” getting caught up with and machine gunned. Even AFTER someone sliced his throat, he made no provisions and issued no instructions for what to do when they reached the planes. I would have told the evacuees to throw their luggage out of the trucks onto the trail behind them. This might have slowed down the pursuers, but it would at least have kept people from going for their luggage instead of racing for the planes when they reached the airstrip… He treated it like it was a cab ride to the airport instead of a life or death race to make the last flight out…

    • Daniel McGrath

      The Senator/congress critter should have taken a team of Selous Scouts or Mad Mike Hoare with him. He knew the Charismatic and his black gunmen were trouble.

  • Americaandthewestshouldbewhite

    I was educated by the Jesuits and I hav a great regard for them, but now I have none. They are too much into social justice and being Politically Correct. They have forgotten what they are supposed to do, save souls and keep western civlization from falling down. They are doing neither and that is why the world is in such turmoil.

    • newscomments70

      Everytime I enter a church of whatever domination, I hear some looney tunes liberal sales pitch about how they need money for illegals, homeless, or Africans…basically they want us to fund rape and genocide. (We already forced to do that with our tax dollars). No thanks. I don’t go into churches anymore, and I won’t give them 5 cents.

      • Americaandthewestshouldbewhite

        Well I do not blame you. I go to church because I should not be angry with God for what his pastors do, but I do not give to the church when they ask for charities unless I know for sure that it goes for the good of the church like tha chuch building and all that and not to feed a non white or an illegal.
        Sad to say that our churches are failing us and becoming anti white and anti American. Just like the churches in Rhodesia and SOuth Africa who told them that is was a sin to keep Blacks away and that Jesus was not happy with that.

    • libertarian1234

      “They are too much into social justice and being Politically Correct.”

      Yes, but I’d be reluctant to call what they’re up to now social justice.
      In fact they and all the others who are supporting this cockamamie situation are making things far worse.

  • Christorchaos

    SLU law school’s Christian Legal Society chapter disaffiliated with the national organization because it opposed Obama’s repeal of Clinton’s “Dont Ask Don’t Tell”.

  • Christorchaos

    Where is the campus that will put up a monument to 5’2″ throttled convenient store owners?

  • phillyguy

    it looks like truth 72 is a trolling Negro loving white liberal woman