[Ed. – This was in April 2012, before Obama had united us all into a Purple America bursting with amity and tolerance. Now that we are one and invincible, the casting out of Mr. Wilson has begun.]
Protesters are agitating for the removal of Wilson’s name from [Princeton’s] Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs due to the former president’s well-documented racist views. After a 32-hour sit-in by student demonstrators, the university is now mulling a name change.
Wilson, a hawkish progressive Democrat, shares many policy similarities with Hillary Clinton, who had no qualms about pocketing a prize named for Wilson in 2012.
The Woodrow Wilson Center, a neoconservative-leaning think tank, gave Clinton its Woodrow Wilson Award for Public Service at a gala event in April 2012.
Clinton gave a long foreign policy speech at the event, saying that she is “encouraged and grateful” for the work of the Wilson Center and affirming the need for government partnerships with organizations like the Wilson Center, which she called a “wonderful resource.”
Democrat Woodrow Wilson was an avowed white racist who screened the pro-Ku Klux Klan movie The Birth of a Nation at the White House and praised its factual accuracy after the screening. Wilson was a staunch proponent of segregation.