It seems ridiculous that it’s even necessary to say, “Maybe that’s a bad idea.” But here we are: A portion of the student body saw nothing wrong with using “Empire” as the theme for this year’s homecoming.
The Civil War is over. The Confederacy lost and we’re better for it. I really shouldn’t have to say that in the year 2014, well over 150 years since the end of the Civil War. Though the guns may have fallen silent in the South, the arguments about the war and its legacy certainly have not.
Five VCU students branched out from the Brandcenter and began a project to prove Richmond is more than the former capital of the Confederacy.