Emotions were taut at a recent forum to discuss renaming Simkins Hall, a University of Texas dorm recognizing former KKK leader William Simkins.
The Daily Texan reports that most of those in attendance were in favor of giving the dorm a new name. But others dissented, such as business junior John Goodman:
"We're being way too politically correct right now," [he] said. "Even though [Simkins] was successful in the KKK, he was also successful in a lot of other things."
Despite audience members heckling him, he continued, "[The dorm] is not in his honor; it's just a stupid little dorm that no one wants to stay in."
The university will hold another forum next week, after which a recommendation will be made to the school's board of regents.
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