Univ. of Manchester students replace poem featured on campus by well-known racist with with Maya Angelou’s ‘Still I Rise’

University of Manchester students took matters into their own hands and painted over a mural of a 1895 poem by Rudyard Kipling because they deemed him as racist, reports The Guardian.

The poem titled, “If” was painted on the wall of the student union building, which had recently been renovated. Kipling, they argue, “dehumanized people of color” and so they students painted over the “If” poem and then replaced it with verses from Dr. Maya’s Angelou’s 1978 poem “Still I...

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