Fox News personality, Geraldo Rivera, announced over Twitter Sunday that he has resigned from his position at Yale University. Rivera cited that he is tired of the university's politically correct stances, including Yale's most recent decision to rename one of its buildings:

After a public outcry, Yale recently decided to change the name of Calhoun College, named after Vice President John C. Calhoun, to honor Yale alum, Grace Murray Hopper, a computer scientist and rear admiral in the U.S. Navy.

Students and alum were upset about Calhoun's support of slavery and white supremacist background, Yale News reports.

Rivera continued to air his frustration with Yale's “politically correct” decision:

Last April, Yale President Peter Salovey refused to bow down to escalating pressure and decided not to change the building's name, according to the Yale News article:

“At that time, as now, I was committed to confronting, not erasing, our history. I was concerned about inviting a series of name changes that would obscure Yale’s past," said Salovey.

He continued:

"The principles establish a strong presumption against renaming buildings, ensure respect for our past, and enable thoughtful review of any future requests for change.”

But President Salovey changed his mind February 11, the day the announcement was made. Rivera clearly made his thoughts known about the matter in this tweet:

Yale University has not issued an official statement on the Rivera development as of the time of this writing.

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IntegrityImportant(103 likes)Read very, very carefully what my keyboard has wrought! Do not assume any negativity from those words. Do not infer I mean sometihing other than these words. This is totally unfortunate. And wrong. No one with an ounce of intelligence would approve of slavery. No one. However, we must remember that to ignore history means we shall repeat that history. So instead of changing the name, use that person's mistakes to teach a new generation about those wrongs so that the new generation will remain aware and informed about the wrongs. They hopefully will not make those mistakes and will go on to teach the next generation of those mistakes. And so on.There is not one person who has ever lived who doesn't have some blemish on his record; the more advanced a position the person had, the greater the number of blemishes that person may have left behind. That is true sometimes to the extreme. So then what are we to do? Rename all our buildings, wipe out entire chapters from textbooks, burn books that uses the obnoxious "N" word simply because we don't like the contents? Make sure any and all negativity is applied to white folks only? And once we wipe out all the A$$es from our history, then what will be left? After we have a blank slate, then what? Move on to other countries?Intelligent people live within the boundaries of the times they live in. I could write a book on this but let me just say that Jackson is responsible for the Trail of Tears. He was a total AH in my opinion. Yet, he lived. He made that totally heartless mistake. We should be aware of that mistake in the hope no one ever is so cruel and stupid again. Well, as I've already posted, the only way humankind will all agree or will live in peace is when we cease to exist altogether. But leave the past alone. Live for the future. To do otherwise is self-defeating. On this issue Geraldo is right.
Patricia Yliniemi Ervasti(44 likes)So many student protests...I am wondering who is studying and getting an education.  Why should we as taxpayers pay for federal grants for education when all they do is protest and burn buildings?  Protesting seems to be the fad of the year.    
Ron(28 likes) Only one year later, in October 1689, Yale had no problem issuing orders for a company ship to travel to Madagascar, buy slaves, and transport them to the English colony on Sumatra. When they arrived by the hundreds, these unfortunate individuals were put to work as masons, carpenters, smiths, cooks, maids, gardeners, and porters. A select few even served as soldiers. In addition to free labor, they provided a strategic buffer against European rivals and further consolidated the company’s political and economic power. African slaves in India and Indonesia, Indian slaves on St. Helena, rival empires jostling for control – the Indian Ocean trade was a complicated and convoluted melange. And Elihu Yale was right in the thick of it, directing it, turning it to his own advantage, and growing fat and rich from its spoils. This wealth, in the form of diamonds, textiles, and other luxury goods, enticed the founders of Yale College to pursue the famous merchant and to name their school in his honor. TIME FOR YALE TO CHANGE ITS NAME! I mean, if we're gonna go back hundreds of years to be politically correct.