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Texas (Snicker) Has Dorm Named After A Klan Leader

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AUSTIN, Texas (June 1) -- In 1954, the University of Texas named a dorm after William Stewart Simkins, who taught law there for three decades. Simkins has been dead for more than 80 years but now his past -- as a leader of the Ku Klux Klan -- has come back to haunt the school. The disclosure of Simkins' past in a recently published article has the UT administration considering whether to remove his name from the dorm -- Simkins Residence Hall. "Simkins was a mask-wearing coward, a night-riding Klansman who admitted committing violence against freed slaves," legal historian Tom Russell told AOL News. Considering whether to remove his name? What is there to consider? The name has to be changed doesn't it? I wonder if that's the dorm Buck Burnette lived in.
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