2. In ‘pursuit of racial justice,’ University of Miami to rename George Merrick structure

“Our actions today acknowledge the pain and the promise of our Black students, alumni, colleagues, and neighbors while intentionally choosing to learn from and build on our history,” the school wrote. “We engaged in serious deliberations about our past, our future, and our ongoing pursuit of racial justice.” In addition to renaming the parking structure and rehearsal hall, the school will also name its new student services building for a distinguished Black alum. Landon Coles, a junior political science major and the university’s newly elected student government president, said the Monday announcement was “a step forward” and a “big moment for progress.” Coles, who recently served as the university’s Black student union president, helped author the initial letter to university leaders and served as a student representative on the Historic Review Committee on Naming, a group formed to advise Frenk on renaming buildings and streets that may no longer be in line with the university’s values.

In ‘pursuit of racial justice,’ University of Miami to rename George Merrick structure

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