“In 1935 the United Daughters of the Confederacy constructed Confederate Memorial Hall as a residence for girls at Nashville’s Peabody College. Originally residents who were descendants of Confederate veterans and agreed to become teachers were granted free room and board. The school and dormitory were acquired by Vanderbilt University in 1979. Earlier this month university chancellor, Nicholas Zeppos, announced that the name ‘Confederate’ will be sandblasted off of the building.”
The precious little buttercups of Vanderbilt would rather play “let’s pretend” than have their tender sensitivities subjected to the rigors of historical truth—lest they be mightily offended.