Cornell University Renames ‘Cornell Plantations’ after racism complaints
Cornell University has announced plans to rename Cornell Plantations, a large garden and arboretum located next to the school’s campus, after activists complained the current name is too evocative of slavery.
Cornell Plantations will be known as Cornell Botanic Gardens. Plantations director Christopher Dunn said it’s simply a matter of picking a more fitting name for what the garden is. Typically, a “plantation” refers to a large expanse of land dedicated to a particular crop. – READ MORE