The opening of the Powell School shows an admirable willingness to buck the political correctness so prevalent on college campuses. It’s surprising that the school’s faculty and administration saw fit to name the college’s largest division—over a third of CCNY’s graduates these days major in the social sciences—after a Republican army general who served as secretary of state in the George W. Bush administration and made a controversial presentation to the United Nations about Iraq’s supposed weapons of mass destruction. The cultural divide between the academy and the military, many liberals’ scorn for the GOP, and most professors’ hostility toward the Afghanistan and Iraq wars make the renaming all the more remarkable.
Ah, but Powell made amends by crapping all over GWB and then effectively switching parties to support Barack Obama.
Plus he’s black.
Although I’m sure that had nothing to do with it.