Deshaun Watson and DeAndre Hopkins are calling on their alma mater to remove references to John C. Calhoun from all university property
Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson and Cardinals wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins called on Clemson to rename the Calhoun Honors College on Monday.
The former Tigers stars both tweeted a petition that seeks to rename the College named after former Vice President and South Carolina Senator John C. Calhoun. Hopkins also called for the removal of references to Calhoun on all university buildings and signs.
“Clemson University should not honor slave owner John C. Calhoun in any way. His name should be removed from all University property and programming,” Watson wrote on Twitter. “I am joining the students, faculty & DeAndre to restart this petition to rename the Calhoun Honors College.”
Hopkins detailed his opposition to Calhoun’s name on Clemson buildings in an Instagram post on Monday.
“Clemson University still honors the name of
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