Glasgow Uni Building Diversity with New Names

Marc Horne, The Scotsman, March 2, 2015

Glasgow University is to rename buildings on its campus after women and people from ethnic minorities after campaigners complained they only honoured “dead white men”.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has given her support to the controversial move and could even find herself celebrated at her alma mater.

The move means buildings that are dedicated to legendary innovators such as James Watt and Adam Smith could be renamed in favour of women’s rights activists and black ­academics.

The changes have been championed by the University’s Student Representative Council (SRC), which claims the existing building names reinforce sexism and inequality.

However, the switch has sparked a campus backlash, with other undergraduates branding it offensive, patronising and unnecessarily politically correct.

The SNP leader has called on other seats of learning to follow Glasgow’s lead.

Ms Sturgeon, who graduated from the university with a law degree in 1993, described the initiative as “hugely important”, adding: “Women have done great things and fantastic things, but you struggle to find the evidence of that. If the university’s looking to do that, that’s fantastic and I hope others would follow her example.”

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  • If you’re going to take James Watt’s name off a building in favor of someone more diverse, then the fitting thing to do is to disconnect that building from the power grid.

    • DonReynolds

      Better still……stay away from universities altogether, since they were invented and built by those same “old dead white guys”. Join a diverse hunting party instead and raid the next village for food and women. Leave the rest of us alone to worship our own academic gods, while the Liberals go native.

    • APaige

      That would fly right over their heads. James Watt added more to technology than all Blacks combined in history. Every time I eat a peanut butter and jelly sandwich I just take a moment and reflect on the achievements of Black inventors…then I laugh and remember that peanut butter is just a recipe discovered 1,000 of years before.

    • Oil Can Harry

      I think it’s wonderful that they’re going to honor some of the notable blacks from Scotland.

      People like… uh..uhm…. the bass player from Big Country?

      • Xerxes22

        They can name something after this Black Scotsman.

      • superlloyd

        He is ‘English’ from London.

    • AndrewInterrupted

      Revisionist history is a critical tenet in cultural Marxism.
      The Left is a pirate culture.

  • JackKrak

    It’s gonna be hard to find the name of an academically distinguished “person of color” for every building on campus if you have more than two or three of them.

    • Susannah

      Maybe they can locate one great black academic and designate building 1, building 2, and so on. Similar to how we have seemingly thousands of MLK Jr. Blvds here in America.

      • LHathaway

        It’s going to be harder to find something named after and exalting Whites. Those that are are being erased and renamed. While our hands are not clean, having our own sordid past of erasing other cultures, at least we didn’t feel it necessary to erase the very names. Almost every river in the US and nearly every state in union has been named after indians, or given an indian name. Even ISIS and the Taliban could learn a thing or two from these progressives in Scotland. All they need to do is rename those monuments they are blowing up. Rename them and reclaim them, file a press-release, and pat yourselves on the back.

        • John Smith

          Damnatio memoriae.

    • Anna Tree

      Wait until they decide to rename the elements of the Periodic Table!
      Jamacursium, Lashondium, D’brickishawium, Barkeviousium etc
      And of course Mexifornium, Somalium and Sharptonium and Ahmadinejadium etc

  • Susannah

    What a brilliant, forward-thinking decision. It’s about time we halted this outmoded practice of naming everything after those loathsome old “dead white men”, and honor who’s really important…black academics. How could we persist in denying them their rightful place in Scottish history as the innovators and creators of…uh, there must be something!

  • D.B. Cooper

    Sounds like a plan to me! Since I don’t see the sissified white male doing anything to stop them, I say, “Why not?”

    • David Ashton

      There you go again, as Reagan would have said.

  • TruthBeTold

    “Women have done great things and fantastic things, but you struggle to find the evidence of that.”

    Because the evidence isn’t there.

    • David Ashton

      They have given birth to and nurtured great scientists, inventors, writers, composers, soldiers, artists, musicians, philosophers and engineers for a start.

      • TruthBeTold

        I have nothing against women; especially any woman who has truly accomplished something.

        But most ‘accomplishments’ credited to women (and minorities) is to be the first woman to do something men have been doing for years.

        Is the first woman to be a CEO an accomplishment? How about starting a company from the ground up.

        • John Smith

          We have our first negro president and it’s plainly obvious that being “first” is way different from being among the “best.” They’d obviously hate that Margaret Thatcher could be among those women considered to actually hold a claim to being both.

          • TruthBeTold

            Margaret Thatcher was a courageous and fearless woman. She knew what she knew to be true and she rammed the truth down peoples’ throats. She didn’t whine her way into office by claiming ‘I’m a woman and women are under represented so I should be Prime Minister’.

            I could support naming building for Mrs. Thatcher.

    • 李冠毅

      To be fair, for much of human history, women were expected to take care of the house, while men were expected to go out and work; which is probably why most historic inventors and scientists were male.

      • BlueSonicStreak

        Come on, no.

        Do you really believe culture is the only reason we don’t see more female astrophysicists; or do you admit that most women have no innate interest in that sort of field?

        Had woman had more opportunity to have careers in the past, I suspect we’d see more female contributions to things like the arts – but little greater accomplishment in science.

        • 李冠毅

          Well, I once read a study, which found there is NO difference in mathematical and analytic abilities between males and females. It’s just that females are culturally discouraged from taking up these fields, so they subconsciously under perform. Not just that, the study also found that differences between the genders is much less than most people believe. For example, the study found women to be more restrained when in public (just like you would expect), but when the gender expectations are removed, such as playing a video game that does not identify gender, then women perform as well as men in science and maths, and they were actually found to swear MORE often than men.

          History also backs up this hypothesis; some Southeast Asian cultures traditionally expect males to be calm and gentle, and females to be protective of their families. These cultures traditionally have much more female violence than male; the females would even brag to their friends about the fights they get into. After the popularization of Hollywood and Western culture, things changed, and these cultures started experiencing more male and less female crime, just like most cultures today.

          In short, these studies prove cultural expectations can have an unexpectedly large influence in how we think and act, more so than our genes (that’s why we have terms like “peer pressure”). Even Western cultures, which are famous for being non-conformist, tend to be highly conformist in certain aspects. For instance, males are expected to act strong and cannot cry, or they end up ostracized. This has led to cases of female abusers and female-on-male rape to be under reported, as society have a hard time accepting or even believing such things can happen.

          • David Ashton

            True, but far from the whole truth. There are many objective studies which relate the cultural practices to the gender roles determined by the reproductive functions and their hormonal links. There are of course statistical overlaps. Genes and culture interact, and disharmony between them leads to medical and social pathologies, individual and communal, although studies can be confused by generational and migratory changes, and by ideological inputs that frame the criteria or language used. Note how easy it is to obtain vast quantities of often contradictory “feminist” propaganda, and how difficult to obtain un-PC and o/p yet important works like Goldberg’s “Inevitabilty of Patriarchy”.

          • LHathaway

            That was an interesting work. A good one. Was quite interesting the title slapped on the book.

          • BlueSonicStreak

            I was talking about interest though, and not ability. Men and women may or may not be equally good at math – I’ve seen studies that go both ways. But INTEREST – without interest, no one is going into any career, ability aside.

            Women are generally more socially astute than men. We see the difference in how boys and girls ACT right down to small children. There are gender differences even in how we discipline them – girls are easier to discipline verbally because they are more sensitive to social disapproval. Boys more often need concrete consequences. Your example of Southeast Asian cultures having more violent women (meeting social expectations of aggressiveness!) doesn’t even fall outside of this.

            It would be bizarre if these gender differences – so apparent from even toddlerhood – did NOT, in adulthood, produce people whose interests and passions are divergent.

            Although, regarding ability: as I said, it may or may not be true that men and women are equally capable in math. But given the current agenda to prove men and women are exactly the same model with swapped genitals, I would cast a wary and suspicious eye on any data that demonstrates we ARE equal in some controversial capacity. Remember how much effort has gone into proving the races are equal, and keep in mind that the gaps between GENDERS are smaller, and it seems obvious that it would be easier to produce fudged data that fits the narrative.

        • LHathaway

          The number Female astrophysicists (I believe women are quite common in the sciences, in general) and CEO’s is going up and up. Women may actually hold more of the good or ‘prestigious’ jobs than do men. Women are astronauts and policemen and firemen, too. The construction worker gap and the garbage collector gap has not narrowed one bit. Not at all. The gap is almost complete, and it has not budged an inch. In our nation of 300,000, is there even one woman who is expected to get her hands dirty at work? Just her hands, and nothing else?

          • David Ashton

            I have no personal objection to men and women doing what they can and what they want legally. One of my objections to some aspects of the multiform “feminist movement” is that it has aggravated conflict and competition between the genders, rather than co-operation in marriage and parenthood, as well as in social achievements. I am not keen on the industrialization of any human beings as mere units of material production and consumption, under either a capitalist or communist system. Nor am I keen on the implications of putting women in H-bombers or front-line infantry, where they can kill other people with the same enthusiasm that now attends the abortion of their unborn babies.

            There is probably an evolutionary basis to the relative (not absolute) difference of interest between females, who like to talk about personal things, and males who like to participate in spatial activity, just as there is an evolutionary basis to the intelligence of northern races and that of tropical peoples. However, I regret there is no time or space for me to develop these ideas here.

          • BlueSonicStreak

            Nor am I keen on the implications of putting women in H-bombers or front-line infantry, where they can kill other people with the same enthusiasm that now attends the abortion of their unborn babies.

            This is a strange connection to make. Firstly, it makes our soldiers sound like psychopaths.

            Secondly, there is nothing “enthusiastic” about abortion. Abortion is an ugly procedure that women undergo because they perceive it to be (whether you agree with this or not) a necessity. Women have been having abortions for as long as human beings have had civilization, and probably much more frequently than men have ever assumed them to be doing it; it’s just that legal abortions are much more in the open (giving men more opportunity to criticize it) and much safer than the many old barbaric ways of doing it.

          • David Ashton

            Otto Weininger once said that it would be impossible for women to celebrate abortion. However, journalism in recent years has seen abortion-on-demand for any reason whatever advocated and then celebrated both by its advocates and by those who have “had them”.

            The mass-extermination of innocent civilians is something that comes more easily to political planners, although battlefield experience can brutalize ordinary soldiers.

          • BlueSonicStreak

            After thousands of years of women taking the wild risk of being seriously ill or damaging their internal organs to rid themselves of a fetus, I well understand the celebration over the accessibility and safety of legal abortions.

            That being said, I have yet to meet a woman who actually “celebrated” anything about her abortion other than the relief that the decision was made and it was over. Never met a woman who said, “yes, I killed a baby! whoo!” If I did, I’d think she was deranged, sure. But have yet to see it.

          • David Ashton

            I have never met a woman who said, “I am going to have a fetus”.

          • BlueSonicStreak

            Because it’s not one once it emerges, David. Sorry the terminology confuses you.

          • David Ashton

            Normal mothers say they are going to have a baby and regard the human inside their womb as a living being deserving of care and love, even before viability and then emergence. That is why people prefer to speak of terminating a pregnancy rather than exterminating an unborn baby. However, I have noticed in recent years that abortion has become regarded as a rather routine and impersonal option, although I have not conveniently filed articles by left-wing feminists that celebrate the process as a jolly good thing.

          • BlueSonicStreak

            …Okay? But I’m not a pregnant woman. So I use the term “fetus” because it is correct.

            I’ve known several women who’ve gotten abortions, and none who perceived it as a “routine” option. If the way it is being discussed in public seems “impersonal” to you, it’s probably because of its greater acceptance as a medical procedure and not something a civilized society stones women for anymore.

            We discuss things like major surgery and chemotherapy in very impersonal ways, but I don’t think anyone undergoing those procedures feels like they are casual and routine.

          • David Ashton

            Routine: can depend on the timing e.g. the morning-after pill.
            Stoning: agreed (!).
            Fetus: not (just) a “part of the mother’s body”.
            “Medical procedure”: I am not against emergency action in e.g.rare cases where the life of the mother is threatened, or before viability in some others.
            I am in favor of eugenic contraception and implantation diagnosis, but not in the killing babies shortly before, during or after birth.
            No more from me on this.

          • Anna Tree

            You know there is something else that is even more in the open and even safer: contraception.

            Abortion was the only solution in the past but today, we know better: contraception methods, included the day-after pill, are the humane options. Why should anybody torture and/or kill a fetus when there are so more humane options available?

            I changed my mind about abortion curiously after enrolling in a famous pro-choice organization mailing list. The emails I received, like for example supporting an 8 month pregnant woman shooting her belly to kill her baby etc made me rethink my opinion. (*)

            I believed that if one doesn’t want to get pregnant, one should take precautions. And for those that will answer about that the pill is not perfect, or about incest, rape and if the mother life is in jeopardy, I will answer that the big majority of abortions are not those exceptions. Nowadays abortions are done because they are cheaper than contraception or because the woman (and the man) are not enough responsible and mature to have sex, moreover thinking about protection.

            (*) It was the first mainstream brainwashing issue that I changed my mind about but it took me another 20 years and founding about another mainstream brainwashing (islam the religion of peace… not) to make me research all the other mainstream brainwashing dogmas of our time, including race, and realize how much we are lied to in so quite all of them. I wish I would have check up all my opinions back then…

          • BlueSonicStreak

            Anna…my existence and ability to talk to you right now is a result of the failure of the Pill, supposedly the most reliable method of contraception available. Certainly by the time my mother knew I was here, it was far too late for the morning-after pill.

            My family is Catholic on both sides, so my parents did not consider abortion (my father in particular might have been disowned), but we at least had family to help us through the TERRIBLE financial strain my conception and early years put on my parents. Without supportive family (which not everyone has), my conception could have put my parents on the street.

            My sister was also later conceived despite another form of contraception. We are both living proof that contraception fails…and NOT infrequently enough to prevent two adults who regularly have protected sex from conceiving.

            Certainly supporting a woman shooting herself in the belly is deranged. All ideologies, when carried through as far as possible, are utterly deranged.

            Anti-abortion activists have opposed letting 8 and 9-year-old girls impregnated through incest get abortions (which, at their immature size, would spell death for them). Similarly deranged.

          • Anna Tree

            BlueSonicStreak, well you are your sister are two beautiful reasons why abortions, at least for whites, should not be done (I mean I can’t tell other races, some suffering from malnutrition and overpopulation, what they should do, but I wish to speak to the white people)

            I don’t understand why you are for it. You could have not existed!

            Maybe your mother was young or forgot to take it, because it is very rare to have a conception with the pill. Anyway that was a few decades ago. Nowadays, there are more methods of contraception and all are much more efficient, some 100%.

            For me it is not logic that we tell ourselves that human abortion is
            okay if willed by the mother but murder if willed by somebody else.

            I wish for a national discussion about when a human starts being. Heart beat, brain, pain/nerves development? I think a human’s existence should never be determined by how much it’s wanted at any given time…

            But sadly when the Canadian Woman Minister voted in favor to a motion to study the legal rights of the fetus in September 2012, she was harshly criticized, that a Woman Minister cannot be not pro-choice, as if people are entitled to their opinion only if it’s the right opinion and even discussing the topic is wrong.

            Seems 1st trimester abortion has to be legalized (emphazing the
            difference between an embryo and a fetus) as we have to accept human nature is what it is. If abortion were illegal, criminals would move in, offering vulnerable women badly performed unsafe procedures. But we need to better educate our children (us parents, about abstinence etc) and have better counseling available on this issue (parents and schools from a certain age, about contraception, diseases and abortions – not only as a “solution” but what it does to the baby).

            Ethical decision making is rarely black and white. I do not believe the decision to terminate a pregnancy should be taken lightly. Most abortions are not because of the mother’s health or rape, but because of irresponsibility (“oops” abortion) or convenience (not the right time, money): See The Alan Guttmacher Institute, Perspective on Sexual & Reproductive Health, Sept. 2005:

            Why do women have abortions?
            74% say having a baby would interfere with work, school, or other responsibilities.
            73% say they cannot afford to have a child.
            48% say they do not want to be a single parent, or have relationship problems with husband or partner.
            Less than 2% say they became pregnant as a result of rape or incest.

            Beside those 2%, it seems to me that taking contraception responsibly should be the solution… Yes we have the choice today unlike our female ancestors: contraception or operations.

            And I reject your argument of “letting 8 and 9-year-old girls
            impregnated through incest” to have children. How many times does this happens? Even the choice of the age is a little bit (sorry) dishonest! And I would say that 90% or more of people who are pro-life would agree for an abortion in this case, and actually agree for abortions when the mother is at risk, no matter her age, and for incest.

            theatlantic com/health/archive/2014/10/the-birth-control-shift/380952/
            The St. Louis group showed that when women have
            access to all types of reversible birth-control at no cost, rates of
            teenage pregnancy and abortion plummet. The rate of unplanned pregnancy among the study population was just 3.4 percent, compared to a national average of 15.9 percent.
            And less than 1 percent of the women had
            abortions, compared to a national average of 4.2 percent. That’s
            consistent with known long-term trends.

          • BlueSonicStreak

            I’m well at peace with the idea that I could not be here today. I firmly believe that it was my mother’s decision, and that at no point before viability did my “right” to exist trump her bodily autonomy.

            I also had a longer explanation of my views in my last comment that I cut out because I thought perhaps it was not necessary, but to reproduce some of it here again: my parents were thrown into serious financial straits by my conception. Particularly since my mother’s pregnancy with me suffered endless complications – she nearly lost me, over and over and over again – and she was required to be on expensive drugs to battle with those complications. This put my family’s finances under such strain that at one point, they were forced to chose between food and rent, or the medicine.

            At that point, luckily, some extended family pooled together what money they could to keep my parents off the street, and my mother on the medication. Ultimately though, giving up on carrying me to term might have been their only option without the benefit (which not everyone has) of family help.

            Even after I was born and my mother did not need the medication, we continued to struggle – I was lucky to be breastfed, as my poor parents, at one point, were grimly forced to at least eat dry food that had been infested with cockroaches, since the roaches could be easily picked out of dry food if not stuff that had been cooked.

            I therefore cannot take seriously the determination that “unable to afford a baby” is something that should be dismissed as an excuse of “convenience.” Money is not a convenience; it’s an absolute necessity.

            The point at which human life truly “begins” may be tricky to determine, but I have always felt that it cannot possibly begin at conception, although a zygote might still be considered a “life” generally. I would not consider a being that cannot THINK a “person” – and so, as a starting point, human life cannot possibly begin prior to the development of the nervous system.

            And the 8 or 9-year-old thing was NOT dishonest, as it happens, albeit rarely. (Do women really shoot themselves in the belly? How often? Was THAT honest?) Dr. Tiller is said to have handled a case like that before his murder; although given the confidentiality laws, that’s impossible to prove. Outside of the U.S., it is NOT hard to find cases of pre-pubescent children pregnant by rape or incest barred from getting an abortion; and this is the logical end game of deciding abortion is “murder.”

            I do not think abortion should be had “willy-nilly” – I agree that contraception and education about smart choices regarding being sexually active should always be the first line of defense against unwanted pregnancy.

          • stewball

            Are you against abortion?

          • David Ashton

            See above, and “Ask The Rabbi”.

          • stewball

            What rabbi. The last time i spoke to a rabbi was 25 years ago at my dad’s funeral. The last time I went to a synagogue was because I had to. Grandsons bar mitzvahs.
            I think a woman has that choice. Why bring another unwanted child into this disgusting world.

          • BlueSonicStreak

            Don’t muddy the subject. Being a CEO and being a scientist are two different things. There is still a gender gap in STEM fields. I could be wrong; but I frankly believe some degree of gap will always be there, unless the left gets crazy enough to start barring interested and capable men from those fields (which I wouldn’t put past them). I think men simply have more innate interest in those fields, period.

            Women should largely NOT be firefighters or police officers. Or construction workers (although, again, I’m betting on less innate interest there). Or (assuming garbage collection still involves some garbage hauling that isn’t mechanical) garbage collection. Or be in combat! They aren’t physically capable, for the most part.

          • LHathaway

            There have been women scientists. Thousands of them. It may be true that they are less likely to be in fields more dependent on mathematics alone. I’ll give you that.

          • BlueSonicStreak

            Yeah, I think they are more likely to end up in the biological sciences.

          • Anna Tree

            The fact that some women are tall, doesn’t make women as tall as men. Women and men are evolved differently, it is natural we have, in general, different strength or different interests.
            I am for meritocracy. Affirmative action, including for women, is wrong. And dangerous:

            Costly Affirmative Action

            Prof. William from George Mason University

            (he is black, as only a minority can criticize (affirmative action for) another minority…)

            “Remember Navy Lt. Kara Hultgreen who was killed attempting to land her $38 million F-14A Tomcat fighter on the USS Abraham Lincoln? The Navy’s official public report was the crash “was precipitated by a malfunction of the left engine.” Questions about pilot error were greeted with charges of sexism. ABC’s Peter Jennings said there had been a “vicious campaign against allowing women to serve in combat.”

            According to John Corry’s summary in the American Spectator (June 1995) and a report of the Center for Military Readiness (CMR), the government and media version of Lt. Hultgreen’s accident is part of the continuing saga of government deceit and media complicity.

            Documents obtained by Elaine Donnelly, director of CMR, shows that Lt. Hultgreen not only had subpar performance on several phases of her training but had four “downs” (major errors), just one or two of which are sufficient to justify the dismissal of a trainee. The White House and Congress’ political pressure to get more women in combat is the direct cause of Lt. Hultgreen’s death. But the story doesn’t end there. A second female F-14A pilot, identified by Elaine Donnelly only as Pilot B, has been allowed to continue training despite marginal scores and seven “downs”, the last of which was not recorded so she could pass the
            final stages of training.

            These double standards are destructive in several important ways. They risk the lives not only of young women like Lt. Hultgreen and Pilot B but the lives of fellow military men and women. They dumb-down aviation standards.

            They dumb-down aviation standards. After all what do we do when a male F-14A trainee, washed out because he had four “downs” and subpar performance, accuses the Navy ofs& (ex) discrimination? In the name ofs^ [ex} equality, do we lower standards for males? Finally, special concessions for female pilots undermine military morale and respect.


            If the Navy establishes double standards for female aviation
            trainees, families of those exposed to unnecessary death should be informed and the nation should debate wisdom of the Navy’s affirmative action policy. Then there’s the pure military mission question: how much military efficiency are we prepared to sacrifice to promote the leftist quota vision?”

            Walter E. Williams

            May 24, 1995

          • LHathaway

            The military is built on double-standards, or different standards, for men and women, as they could be called. One doesn’t need to dig deeply into a single service man or woman’s record to discover what is blatantly obvious and out front. Well, one wouldn’t think it would be necessary.

          • LHathaway

            I’m going to respond to you again, and challenge something you said, just one tiny thing of very little significance (perhaps I’m bored). Yes, we are different, as people. Yes, we may have different strength (certainly we may have different information and knowledge available to us), but, just because we are superior one way does not mean we are inferior in another. A lot of racists, and people in general, perhaps, assume that just because blacks or people of color are superior to us physically, well, this must mean they are inferior to us in another way. This is not true. I’m not sure this has any kind of basis in anything other than wishful thinking. That idea does seem true, though, I must admit.

      • TruthBeTold

        ‘Necessity is the motherhood of invention’.

        A woman should have invented the washing machine and dryer because she saw the need to make her life easier.

        What’s stopping women now from becoming engineers and inventors?

        I mean no disrespect toward women but innovation is not their strongest attribute. That doesn’t mean women haven’t done great things only that their numbers are small because the smaller numbers represent their general interests.

    • BlueSonicStreak

      Yeah, that sentence jumped out at me, too…

      I do not object to naming a building after a woman who truly contributed to the greatness of Western society (although I’d rather it be a NEW building!). Women HAVE accomplished great things.

      Just not in the same numbers of men. Whatever you think the reason for that is, that’s indisputable fact.

    • listenupbub

      To be fair, there are very many women in academia now. There are quite a few female scientists, women are flooding the professions, and are going to be running healthcare before too long. They do much medical research.

      • David Ashton

        There are statistical overlaps with gender as with race. Women tend to go for the caring professions rather than the mechanical.

  • IstvanIN

    The SNP was never to be trusted and this is more proof.

    • David Ashton

      It is not a Scottish movement, but a multiracial, multicultural, pro-immigration, anti-Christian socialist racket of the welfare-parasite type.

      • John Smith

        One of the things they promised for the pro-independence vote was more socialism based on diverting North Sea oil revenues to handouts.

  • superlloyd

    What black academics have ever made a significant contribution anywhere? This is pathetic brownnosing to the inferior by clueless libtard idiots.

  • libertarian1234

    “Glasgow University is to rename buildings on its campus after women and people from ethnic minorities after campaigners complained they only honoured “dead white men”.

    Anyone resenting current names, because they represent white men, is steeped in unreasonable hatred. There’s no question about it.

    If it is called by any other name it is a blatant lie. And any white people who agree to it are mentally disturbed.

  • italian guy

    See? it doesn’t matter where it may be or if Whites are native of that land or not, everyone of European descent is a target for destruction, why should Scotland celebrate non-whites and turn their back on their own people?

    Nothing suspicious at all, move along folks or you will be branded with a red R and burned like a witch.

    • DonReynolds

      I will move along… the pursuit of my own happiness….very similar to the joy of my ancestors. Yes, we still have that ability, even without firearms.

      • Marilyn

        You mean ‘happyness’? 😉

  • Peters

    “Women have done great things and fantastic things, but you struggle to find the evidence of that.”

    I don’t think a name on the building would be evidence of that. Rather the buildings should be named based on evidence, which, as Ms. Sturgeon says, is hard to find in the case of women.

    • Usually Much Calmer

      No woman ever did what Adam Smith did. The best female philosopher we’ve
      had was Hannah Arendt. There are ordinal differences in the
      observations each made.

      I do suspect that in the future, women’s
      contributions to humanity beyond childrearing will only increase and
      that promising young women should be encouraged. Lies about the past, however, hobble everyone.

      • David Ashton

        Ah, Kathryn T. Gines [q.v.] wrote on “Hannah Arendt and the Negro Question”.

        But these “Scottish” deconstructionists, neomarxists and transfeminists will probably make do with Maya Angelou, Opfrah Winfrey, Queen Latifah & Mpho Matsepo Nthunya, as famous “wimmin of color” are not yet thick on the ground in the heather and the highlands.

  • Frank_DeScushin

    Erasing your people’s history to try to win over people who hate you and always will is a sign of madness.

    • Reynardine

      Upvoted for truth. Mind if I steal that?

      • Frank_DeScushin

        Please do borrow it and use it freely. I’ve definitely borrowed and recycled some of the keen observations found among the comments here, and I hope that others do too. I consider it like spreading the Gospel.

    • TruthBeTold

      This is the wests’ version of the Great Cultural Revolution.

      The past must be destroyed to make room for the glorious future.

  • David Ashton

    Totalitarian insanity – but there is a method behind the madness.

    • Holden

      So true. I love it when the press talks about “PC gone mad.” Then I think, “It’s not madness. It’s tactics.”

  • dd121

    Funniest thing, everywhere communists gain the upper hand, one of the first things they always do is peal away the cultural icons of the past. It should be a warning.

    • John Smith

      Part of reshaping society to their own ideals is to destroy that which came before.

  • TruthBeTold

    “dead white men”

    Those ‘dead white men’ who changed the world.

    Anyone who doesn’t like ‘dead white men’ should give up anything ‘dead white men’ have ever produced.

  • Chip Carver

    What “Scot” came up with this one? Oh, that’s right. Anyone can be a Scotsman, British, French, American…

  • DonReynolds

    Turn your back on the “dead white men”….if you like. Give away all they have laid in store for an ungrateful generation. Stop climbing on top of the shoulders of those, who stand much higher because of those “dead white men”. Build your own grass hut or beg your way into the grass hut of one of the savage tribes. We no longer need you. Be gone.

  • LeonNJ

    These groups never want to build or create anything. Nothing is original. They just replace and expect everyone to bow down at their greatness.

  • whatodopeople?

    Stick a fork in the UK…’s cooked…done.

  • Rhialto

    “The strong do what they will, and the weak endure what they must”, so Thucydides wrote in ~400 B.C.

    It applies to this situation. The Liberal-Feminist coalition has the power to do what they want to weak defeated White men, and this is a good example of them doing exactly that: Famous White men are being erased from official history*.

    *i.e. historiography.

  • Tim_in_Indiana

    Campaigners complained they only honoured “dead white men”? And what exactly is wrong with dead people? Do these campaigners have an irrational hatred of the dead? Do they discriminate against the non-living? Obviously, they are a bunch of “deadists” — those who fail to see the inherent value of people of non-life!

    Of course, I’m being sarcastic. It’s the “white” part of that equation that they object to. They would have no trouble with naming them after dead black females, I’m sure.

  • NothingMan00

    F*ck this garbage.

  • Alden

    I wonder if they will name a building after Scotland’s toughest Queen, Mary of Guise who both fought off the English invaders and managed to control the wild Scots warlords who constantly conspired and fought to steal the throne.

  • Alden

    Favorite Scots joke: What’s the best thing about Scotland? The road to England.

    • LHathaway

      Funny joke. And likely a lot of truth in it. Don’t talk bad about ‘the homeland’ like that though. If you truly are a White supremacist, you should be investing heavily in Scotland and Wales. After all, Whites are just so superior to those who live in other places. Other places, has become England.

  • KenelmDigby

    Just think. The names of such giants as James Watt and Adam Smith will be replaced with those of PC non-entities. And this called progress.

  • Mentious

    Weird. Aren’t blacks non-Scots and didn’t womens’ rights pioneers increase the unhappiness of women and children? I don’t get it.

  • John Smith

    A mostly white country has to honor non-whites instead of those people who contributed most to its history and achievements? How many women or non-whites could’ve contributed until recently, based on reality and not wishful thinking?

    • Light from the East

      James Watt – an essential inventor contributed to the Industrial Revolution.
      Adam Smith – a founder of 1st modern world economy with his Magnum opus The Wealth of Nations.

      They should not even be honored in their home of origin? Then where?

  • Light from the East

    The name of James Watt and Adam Smith reinforces sexism and inequality???
    As a sane human being, I am SPEECHLESS.

  • superlloyd

    What black academics have ever made a significant contribution anywhere? This is pathetic brownnosing to the inferior by clueless libtard idiots. Moreover, Scotland has a tiny amount of negroids. The arrogance of these clueless, traitorous administrators and academics is nauseating.

  • zanegray

    It’s a sure sign this august institution is going down the drain.

  • JohnnySmoggins

    Just to put things in perspective; Kanye West was a guest speaker at Oxford this past week. The idiocracy is upon us.

  • listenupbub

    Is our race serious about survival? Obviously not.

    My stomach tells me that this crap is intolerable. I really must get out of the west before my descendants become absorbed into the brown peoples’ gene pool. Time to learn Russian.