Where we learn and where we are educated are not always the same place.
Today, I write for an exclusive group of people.
Monument Avenue is beautiful in every season, perpetually the pride of Richmond. It is, however, a pride in need of examination, one unfulfilled and one that does not justly or appropriately honor our past.
At Tuesday’s Student Government Association committee meeting, SGA delegate William Carino asked for an apology from those responsible for a T-shirt which has sparked intense debate in the VCU and Richmond community since the start of the semester.
In the column, “You did not build the city of Richmond,” a few very vocal individuals insisted that my column was somehow petty and inaccurate because I stated that slaves built the city of Richmond.
To them, I offer no apology. I was and am correct.