Yale University has continued its trend of erasing its politically incorrect history from campus by censoring a depiction of an armed interaction between a Puritan and a Native American.
The Yale Alumni Magazine reports the Sterling Memorial Library’s depiction of a musket being pointed at a Native American--while the Native American points a bow at the Puritan--has been covered with stone.
According to the Yale Alumni Magazine, the move was made after the Committee on Art in Public Spaces decided the interaction was “not appropriate” to be displayed at a “major entrance.”
Head librarian Susan Gibbons said the stone can be removed at a later date in time “without damaging the original carving.”
While the musket is covered in the new art, photos show the bow is still pointing at the head of the Puritan:
According to the Yale University Library, the school was founded by Puritans in 1701.
Harvard University has also joined in on the tradition of purging the school’s Puritan history. In April, the school got rid of a reference to “the stock of the Puritans” from its alma mater, which had been a tradition since 1836.
Over the past year, Yale has gone after more than its Puritan roots. In July 2016, Yale decided to drop its case against a dining hall worker who smashed a “racist” stained glass painting depicting slaves in Calhoun College. In February, the school officially decided to rename Calhoun College due to his “legacy as a white supremacist.”
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