W&L Law’s Hasbrouck on University Name Change In a Washington Post commentary, Hasbrouck argues that the names of both Washington and Lee should be removed from the institution.
Washington and Lee law professor Brandon Hasbrouck ’11L has published a commentary in the Washington Post on the renaming of the University.
In the piece, Hasbrouck argues that both George Washington and Robert E. Lee perpetrated racial terror and should not be honored in the University’s name. “Our university’s veneration of both men implicitly signals continuing support for racial subordination and violence. An honest accounting of the school’s history and the roles of its power structures are instructive — and necessary to lasting progress,” writes Hasbrouck.