Good vs. evil
This argument over Simkins Residence Hall is a symptom of the flawed political thinking in the country today; the good guys against the bad guys. To get rid of William Stewart Simkins’ name on a dorm because he did abhorrent things is an attempt to make believe that people are good or evil. This myth makes us makes us happy and relieved because it suggests those like us are good and those not like us are evil.
Leave the man’s name on the plaque and below it tell the good and the evil he did. Then each person who reads it can ask themselves as they move on down the road: How much good and how much evil have I done?
tOM AndersOn email@example.com
We have all heard of the outrage and furor raised over the name on the Simkins dorm at the University of Texas. I propose we choose to rename this dorm after a true hero of the Democratic party. Let’s rename it the Robert Byrd Memorial Dormitory.
MArK leMM firstname.lastname@example.org