The well-known contributor to Fox News Geraldo Rivera has announced his resignation as an associate fellow of Calhoun College at Yale University.
This comes after Yale announced they are going to rename the University due to Calhoun’s links with slavery.
“I made this decision because I think it is the right thing to do on principle,” Yale University President Peter Salovey said in a statement. “John C. Calhoun’s principles, his legacy as an ardent supporter of slavery as a positive good, are at odds with this university.”
Over the weekend, Rivera took to social media to blame the school’s “intolerant insistence on political correctness” for his decision.
“Resigned yesterday as Associate Fellow of #CalhounCollege at #Yale,” he tweeted. “Ben an honor but intolerant insistence on political correctness is lame.”
“Slavery was abhorrent sin. Will #Yale students now petition to change name of #USA capital? #Washington was a slave holder as was #Jefferson,” Rivera continued. “To judge 200 yr old early 19th century historic figure by standards of the 21st century as #Yale is doing is more Orwellian than inspired.”
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