Trustees at the University of North Carolina are renaming a classroom building so that it no longer carries the name of a Ku Klux Klan leader.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill said Thursday that Saunders Hall–named after William Saunders, a prominent member of the violent white supremacist group after the Civil War in the 19th century–will be renamed.

The decision reverses one made in 1920 to honor Saunders. The building now housing the geography department will be renamed Carolina Hall.

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According to its website, Chapel Hill officially named what was then its new history department building after Saunders in 1922.

Saunders was an 1854 graduate of the university who served as a colonel in the Civil War. A lawyer by trade, went on to become known as chief Klan organizer in North Carolina.

He was also Secretary of State of North Carolina for a time and became well known as a compiler of historic documents, though his affiliation with the virulent white supremacy group has come to tarnish Saunders’ reputation as a Southern historian.

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  • Publius Pompilius Quietus

    The erosion of white authority figures, especially explicitly pro-white whites, is symbolic of the displacement of white people in general.

    • Henry Ford

      That is exactly what I was going to say. The goal is to ERASE us, erase our history, and erase us PHYSICALLY as well.

      • Chasmania

        All people in that golden future will celebrate diversity by thinking, saying and acting the exact same way as everyone else.

    • Rev. Jesse B. Redneck

      I’m very sad myself! I was raised in NC. In the mountains i didn’t know about black hate until 1962. “I RATHER BE CALLED A RACIST THAN A COWARD”

  • Caesar Avgvstvs

    The KKK have contributed far more to American society than blacks. They deserve to be remembered, whereas charlatans like MLK should be tossed into the dustbin of history.

    • John Smith

      Every negro removed was a positive contribution.

    • Rev. Jesse B. Redneck

      For that I’m not Republician or DEVILcrat, the reason MIK never gave a sermon about salvation is because he was not saved!! Now if you care to listen to his LAST so called sermon “it was his own funeral” he spoke of !!! Just to be a martyr…..Reagan gave America a stream line abortion, MLK day, and them 2 bushes……

  • propagandaoftruth

    Erased and cleaned up. Marxist-progressive genocide is a creeping crawling process.

  • Lady Texas

    This move is sue to magically raise the iq of blacks!

  • Jason Lewis

    In Tennesee there is Nathan Bedford Forest State Park. Wonder when that will go? I’m sure the Stone Mountain carving will be destroyed in my lifetime.

    • mobilebay

      I sincerely hope not. Stone Mountain was deeded to the state of Georgia by members of my husband’s family. Even though the shadow of Klan activities are associated with Stone Mountain, it is still a part of the history of this nation. So many monuments have dark backgrounds, but history cannot, and should not, be erased to please those of the today’s “victims” generation.

      • Does Stone Mountain still do those stupid insulting nightly laser shows?

        • mobilebay

          Since I don’t live in Georgia, nor have I visited Stone Mountain in many years, I don’t know. I was not aware of the laser shows but would advise that you not view them if they upset you. I’m only concerned about the history of the monument.

          • They were nightly laser shows on the carved side of the mountain, about half the kids there were black. There would never be a laser show every night were the lasers were projected off a Martin Luther King statue for the entertainment of white kids.

        • Bunky

          They still did them in the early 2000’s.

        • Rev. Jesse B. Redneck

          Why do you ask? And what are you doing with rope?

          • Season 2 Episode 24 of Leave It To Beaver, “The Bus Ride,” 6:35 to 7:04. I use it as my social media avatar to make fun of the Jena, Louisiana noose hysteria. (“No noose is good noose”).

      • American Tax Payer

        Blacks were attacking whites back then just like they do today. The only difference is, they weren’t allowed to get away it back then and furthermore, there were well over two million members and you don’t get that by being “dark”.

        I know what you’re trying to say but it’s revisionist. I wouldn’t go so far as to say everyone is innocent all the way around but I know this much, most of what you heard are half-truths and outright lies. The Klan was always filled with Excellent Men, Women and Children and still is today.

        • Cheri Rodriguez

          In the early 1920s, the number of members was possibly as high as six million.

          • American Tax Payer

            Even Better!!! That makes me very happy to hear of course!

            They don’t apologize for being White and they don’t bow down to diversity. They Deserve Respect.

          • John Smith

            Indiana, where much of my family hails from, was the most Klan-dominated state. It’s too bad they picked a degenerate charlatan to run it.

          • American Tax Payer

            Who’s that? Whatshisface, oh yeah, Pence. Is that who you’re talking about? If so, what a weanie but then again, so is Arkansas. They backed down too because of Wal-Mart. About the religious law.

          • John Smith

            D.C. Stephenson.

        • Rev. Jesse B. Redneck

          But they did not and we’re not from the south!!

          • American Tax Payer

            “did not” what? Who didn’t do what?

          • Rev. Jesse B. Redneck

            There was no one from the south complaining about statue! Not one of them had southern birth certificate! Anyone putting letters or words before or after their name belongs in a loony bin. Africa-African not Africa-American! Just one or the other.

    • There’s still a Jeff Davis Highway perilously close to our nation’s capital. Frankly amazing, it is.

      • Rev. Jesse B. Redneck

        So?

    • LHathaway

      Virtually all names will go, eventually. The irony being most river names and nearly all state names are Indian names.

      • Rev. Jesse B. Redneck

        U want be here to see it!

    • Rev. Jesse B. Redneck

      Jason I doubt you will get see either! Like you said “In Tennessee”! That means you are not of the hillbilly race…the only thing I wonder (study about) is when an if,the white American will take a stand? I pray they start with loony left…..

      • Jason Lewis

        I’m of the Texan race lol. Actually I have family in Tennessee so I drive past Nathan Bedford Forrest State Park everytime I visit. Our people usually take a stand at the last hour.

        • Rev. Jesse B. Redneck

          Someone must have not liked the hillbilly comment? They deleted it.

  • MekongDelta69

    What are they going to name it?

    Malik Zulu Shabazz Hall Hell?

    • anony

      #34 Hall, right next to #33 Hall.

    • Chasmania

      They will wait a time so as to allow the slumbering whites to drift back off to other things, then on some Friday evening they’ll announce the renaming to honor some civil rights worker from the 60s. Just look for any NC born blacks that were in the MLK entourage…

      • Realist

        “They will wait a time so as to allow the slumbering whites to drift back off to other things, ….”

        Those other things will be hero worshiping black athletes and entertainers.

  • Hilis Hatki

    fundamentally

    a. Of or relating to the foundation or base; elementary: the fundamental laws of the universe.

    b. Forming or serving as an essential component of a system or structure; central: an example that was fundamental to the argument.

    c. Of great significance or entailing major change: a book that underwent fundamental revision.

    d. As in to fundamentally transform America.

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    In February 2013, Memphis, Tenn. dropped Confederate names from three city parks. One was named after Forrest.

    Let me know when there is outrage over this:

    • George Moriarty

      Wow, no Colonel Saunders (as in the guy who invented KFC!)

    • Rev. Jesse B. Redneck

      When white leader stands up and says “I RATHER BE CALLED A RACIST THAN A COWARD”. All them black Muslims in Memphis want is another hand out. The Gov. Could step in a change it back if he had any balls!

  • Xanthippe2

    Whew, until I saw the date I was afraid that KKK member Simon Baruch (father of Bernard) might have had one of his distinctions removed.

  • American Tax Payer

    If we stopped sending our kids to school/college and stopped shopping at corporate stores, I really believe we could hurt them pretty bad.

    Why give them your money when they hate you? They’re attacking Colonel Saunders because they expect everyone to hate The Klan and agree with this but this isn’t about The Klan or Colonel Saunders, it’s about you.

    • notyranny

      That’s the key, why do people continue to send their children to these indoctrination camps.

      • listenupbub

        So we can make some money and do interesting things with our minds.

        • notyranny

          Like becoming an indoctrinated sheep? Well done!

        • Bunky

          Those video games are so exciting for you.

  • HJ11

    Erasing Whites continues.

    • Bon, From the Land of Babble

      What happens when Whites are a minority in White homelands?

      Will non-Whites preserve our unique and glorious history and culture? Or will they destroy every vestige of Whiteness they possibly can – as called for by lefty heroes like Tim Wise and Noel Ignatiev?

      Some – even here – will try to tell you lefties don’t wish the genocide of the White race. Don’t believe it. Lefties are engineering our genocide and celebrating it.

      Ask White South Africans how it feels to have your history, culture, heritage and traditions erased.

      • George Moriarty

        The Stellenbosch Campus of the University of Capetown is presently removing all mention of a previous alumni Hendrik Verwoerd a former PM associated with apartheid. All in the name of “inclusiveness”

        While we are in the business of eliminating or altering history lets remove Shakespeare, Greek, Hebrew, Latin and all Western History and philosophy from our universities curriculum. Replace it with Mandarin, Gender Studies and the Culture of the pre-Belgium Congo and mandatory Koranic Studies.

  • notyranny

    The Klan was necessary and it was DEFENSIVE, not offensive. You’re Home has been destroyed by northern invaders, they have placed blacks as your political leaders and made you prisoners in your own Land. That’s why the Klan was formed, don’t take my word for it, do your own research, but realize that the same maniacs that have pushed this insane PC agenda are trying to remove all remnants of the truth. Too late the Internet is allowing the truth to finally be told. Spread the truth. Deo Vindice.

    • Cheri Rodriguez

      That’s the question you have to push at people: If the Klan was so hateful and on the offensive against blacks, how is it that so few blacks were killed and none deported back to Africa?

      • listenupbub

        Exactly what I have said before. The clan must have done a terrible job if they were really that serious about killing blacks.

      • Chasmania

        Critical thinking isn’t a strong point with your Progressive, so such thoughts don’t bother them Only knuckle-dragging racists and White Supremacists would commit such hate crimes. You should turn yourself in to the Thought Police for noticing such inconvenient facts, let alone posting such as you did.

      • notyranny

        We must continue to fight revisionist history.

    • LHathaway

      Mostly the Klan rode around when some local got beat up so the guy felt ‘something was being done’ and he would let it go. At least, they told guy they rode around. But I do believe by around the 1920’s, as someone said, their numbers alone made them a serious political force.

  • John Smith

    Well, at least they didn’t re-name after some useless negro, feminist or Marxist.

    • dd121

      Not yet, not yet.

    • ShermanTMcCoy

      “Useless” is redundant.

  • Petronius

    Well hoe me down and scratch my gravel.

    Col William L. Saunders of the 46th NC Inf. Wounded at Fredericksburg. Wounded at the Wilderness. Champion of the people of North Carolina in their struggle against the evils of Reconstruction. Now banished from and dis-remembered by the State he fought his entire life for.

    Yes, we ignorant hayseeds down here in the Conquered Province need to learn our place in Nerobama’s fundamentally transformed and rainbowed America — which place, according to diversity doctrine, is no place at all. Yep, all you Tar Heels better shut up and do as you’re told by your betters, if you know what’s good for you. And surrender everything your ancestors built.

    Yes, over in Chapel Hill they’ve got the Liberal Death Wish and not much else.

  • Anglo

    The Ku Klux Klan saved White civilization in the South during a time of lawless reconstruction. Such men deserve to be honored.

    • dd121

      The Daily Mail writer didn’t mention that and probably didn’t even know, or care.

    • Rob

      They should have gone a step further and deported the darkies back to Africa.

      • Anglo

        I agree. KKK should have tried to find a way to rid us of as many darkies as possible, but those were dangerous and chaotic times. The South was in ruins and under military occupation. John Wilkes Booth didn’t help this country by assassinating Lincoln who wanted to send them back to Africa. The Federal government was full of sycophants, traitors, and corrupted men of all sorts as it is now. I can’t imagine the suffering of my ancestors during that terrible period of our history.

        • Rob

          Yes, I agree that the reconstruction period was a horrible period for the southerners. The worst part is that the betrayal came from their own white family and not from anyone alien. So it is all about money. It really is the root of all evil.
          John Booth may have thought he was doing something great, but in the end he ended up doing not only the South, but the whole of America a great disservice by coming in the way of the negro repatriation plan from being implemented. Can you imagine America with no negroes. it would have been a wonderful and rich place on earth. No crime and no welfare money being spent on them or rather wasted on them.

  • dd121

    I’m okay with removing Saunder’s name as long as it’s replaced it with Nathan Bedford Forrest.

    • jane johnson

      Forrest High School in my hometown is now Westside High because “the community” demanded the change, and this superintendent coerced the local school board into going along with it. It’s still a failing school.
      As an American of Italian descent, I find the names he gave his sons particularly offensive.

      • dd121

        They’ve been trying to replace our icons for years. We should all resist.

      • Anglo

        Disgusting mulattoes!

      • IstvanIN

        Was Marcello adopted?

        • jane johnson

          I don’t know, but he does appear to have a melanin deficiency.

  • Kenner

    Even worse, Saunders was taught the basic canons of Western Civilization. We’ve come a long way, baby!

  • Rob

    In those days they taught students Latin, Greek, French and English. Also the level of math and science was way higher than it is now. Just google the tests people in Lincoln’s time had to take. Now they teach Spanish, Third world languages, multicultiism , how great DIE-versity is, hate yourself for being white. The straight white man is the root cause for all the world’s ills. Gay is cool, It is cool to act black and bed down with them. I can go on and on, but you see my point of how degraded our unis have become.

  • Tim_in_Indiana

    More of the erasing of American history that leftists don’t like. Far easier to remove someone’s name from a building than to try to understand why he felt the way he did.

  • Sweety Pie

    Stalinism.

  • PaleRider1861

    … and roving bands of violent freed slaves intent on murder and rape, as well !

  • Robbie Cheney

    Hoping to be there to walk through the ruins of Chapel Hill after the PC crowd are bulldozed into the nearby landfill.

  • Borachio

    “The building now housing the geography department will be renamed Carolina Hall.”

    I hope nobody tells them that South Carolina was a slave state. They’ll rename the building Minister Farrakhan Hall instead.

  • Rev. Jesse B. Redneck

    The WHITE whatever that even thinks this is correct in anyway is a bigot to their own race and is no longer welcome in the south or America..these people do not get it! They are being played by evil DEVILcrats! This crap has been over 150 years and they have no one to hate or lockup! This makes me mad enough to spit! If the African ever advances,then the loony left needs to stay away from them and just let them work it out. Lincoln slaughtered about a million of my white ancestors! Lincoln was a bipolar homosexual and today he would know as a DEVILcrat!!