This collection features the arguments in favor of and against the renaming of Catt Hall on Iowa State's campus, which was named in honor of women's suffragist Carrie Chapman Catt, after national debates sparked due to the surge in the Black Lives Matter movement. 

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In a recent letter to the Iowa State community, President Wendy Wintersteen addressed the need to create a formal policy for renaming building…

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There are some things we will never truly understand, and Catt Hall may be one of them — along with Carrie Chapman Catt herself. We know concr…

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I became fascinated with Carrie Chapman Catt and the surrounding controversy at Iowa State as a sophomore three years ago. As a history major,…

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I seek to address the issue of changing building names at Iowa State, an institution where I happily devoted nine years of my life as an assoc…

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Perhaps the discussion about Catt Hall seems to leave no middle ground for reflection because the issue is presented in such stark contrasts —…

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My name is Louise Lex and I joined the political science department in the early 1970s. I was the second woman hired and the only woman in the…

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Brian Mcdonough

Please add the following facts to the debate. People probably already have read the following racist statement of racist Carrie Catt: "White SUPREMACY will be STRENGTHENED, not weakened, by women's suffrage."

Intentionally encouraging racism to further an agenda also intentionally encourages racism which is the act of a racist.

It is interesting how Iowa State itself publishes the true evil that is racist Carrie Catt and for the reasons set forth below. The following passages of racist Catt are from this Iowa State page from racist Iowa State Center for racist Catt:

https://awpc.cattcenter.iastate.edu/2017/03/21/danger-to-our-government-dec-15-1894/

"This Government is menaced with great danger, and that danger cannot be averted by the triumph of the part of protection, nor by that of free trade, nor by the triumph of single tax or of free silver. That danger lies in the votes possessed by the males in the SLUMS of the cities, and the ignorant FOREIGN votes"

Iowa State, that is what your racist poster child Catt said. That is what YOU know about racist Catt. Shame. Shame.

"every ship load of FOREIGNERS brings them nearer to their object"

Iowa State, that is what your racist poster child Catt said. That is what YOU know about racist Catt. Shame. Shame.

"There is but one way to avert the danger--cut off the vote of the SLUMS and give to woman"

Iowa State, that is what your racist poster child Catt said. That is what YOU know about racist Catt. Shame. Shame.

"cut it off at the bottom, the vote of the SLUMS"

Iowa State, that is what your racist poster child Catt said. That is what YOU know about racist Catt. Shame. Shame.

"granting the vote to woman and cutting of the vote of the SLUMS, if it could not be otherwise controlled, would result at once in good to the nation."

Iowa State, that is what your racist poster child Catt said. That is what YOU know about racist Catt. Shame. Shame.

The true evil that is racist Iowa State Catt knows no bounds. She's an equal opportunity racist including against people in city slums, which would include probably 90% of the people of color in any American city at that time. She's also an equal opportunity racist against foreigners.

But there's more. How is that possible? Well, this is racist Iowa State Catt.

Ponder thrice, if your stomach can tolerate it, another evil Iowa State page from racist Iowa State Center for racist Catt:

https://awpc.cattcenter.iastate.edu/2019/02/01/subject-and-sovereign-1888/

Iowa State, that is what your racist poster child Catt said. That is what YOU know about racist Catt. Shame. Shame.

But there's more. How is that possible? Well, this is racist Iowa State Catt.

In "Woman Suffrage by Federal Constitutional Amendment," racist Iowa State Catt wrote at page 77:

"in nine other states the number of white women exceeds the total negro population. Woman suffrage would so vastly increase the white vote that it would GUARANTEE WHITE SUPREMACY if it otherwise stood in danger of overthrow.”

Racist Iowa State Catt did not want simply to "strengthen" white supremacy. Racist Iowa State Catt wanted to "guarantee" white supremacy.

Iowa State, that is what your racist poster child Catt said. Shame. Shame.

If you think that Catt's racism could not get any worse, she boldly declares this racist 'call to action' in the same text:

"If the South really wants white supremacy, it will urge the enfranchisement of women.”

Iowa State, that is what your racist poster child Catt said. Shame. Shame.

Catt should be cast out of ISU: her racist name removed from everywhere. The Center for this racist should removed from Iowa State and given to Steve King as its new Director. It could be called the "State of Iowa

Steve King & Carrie Catt Center To Encourage Racist Politics And Culture."

Iowa State students: don't be "chumps" about racist Iowa State Catt. You know what Mister Little of Omaha said about "chumps." The only thing worse than being their chump - is being your own chump.

Action and change are verbs - not nouns. They have no past tense and no future tense - only the present tense. Only now...now... now...

Brian Mcdonough

Ponder thrice, if your stomach can tolerate it, another evil Iowa State page from racist Iowa State Center for racist Catt:

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https://awpc.cattcenter.iastate.edu/2019/02/01/subject-and-sovereign-1888/

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But there's more. How is that possible? Well, this is racist Iowa State Catt. In "Woman Suffrage by Federal Constitutional Amendment," racist Iowa State Catt wrote at page 77: ""in nine other states the number of white women exceeds the total negro population. Woman suffrage would so vastly increase the white vote that it would GUARANTEE WHITE SUPREMACY if it otherwise stood in danger of overthrow.”

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Racist Iowa State Catt did not want simply to "strengthen" white supremacy. Racist Iowa State Catt wanted to "guarantee" white supremacy. If you think that Catt's racism could not get any worse, she boldly declares this racist 'call to action' in the same text: "If the South really wants white supremacy, it will urge the enfranchisement of women.”

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There's more racism from Catt. How is that possible? The following passages of racist Catt are from this Iowa State page from racist Iowa State Center for racist Catt:

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https://awpc.cattcenter.iastate.edu/2017/03/21/danger-to-our-government-dec-15-1894/

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"This Government is menaced with great danger, and that danger cannot be averted by the triumph of the part of protection, nor by that of free trade, nor by the triumph of single tax or of free silver. That danger lies in the votes possessed by the males in the SLUMS of the cities, and the ignorant FOREIGN votes." "Every ship load of FOREIGNERS brings them nearer to their object." "There is but one way to avert the danger--cut off the vote of the SLUMS and give to women." "Cut it off at the bottom, the vote of the SLUMS. "Granting the vote to woman and cutting of the vote of the SLUMS, if it could not be otherwise controlled, would result at once in good."

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There's more racism from Catt. How is that possible? Catt should be cast out of ISU: her racist name removed from everywhere. The Center for this racist should removed from Iowa State and given to Steve King as its new Director. It could be called the "State of IowaSteve King & Carrie Catt Center To Encourage Racist Politics And Culture."

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Iowa State students: don't be "chumps" about racist Iowa State Catt. You know what Mister Little of Omaha said about "chumps." The only thing worse than being their chump - is being your own chump.

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Action and change are verbs - not nouns. They have no past tense and no future tense - only the present tense. Only now...now... now...

In "Woman Suffrage by Federal Constitutional Amendment," racist Iowa State Catt wrote at page 77: ""in nine other states the number of white women exceeds the total negro population. Woman suffrage would so vastly increase the white vote that it would GUARANTEE WHITE SUPREMACY if it otherwise stood in danger of overthrow.”  Racist Catt also wrote that "if the South really wants white supremacy, it will urge the enfranchisement of women.”

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Consider the following from racist Catt:

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https://awpc.cattcenter.iastate.edu/2019/02/01/subject-and-sovereign-1888/    

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The following passages of racist Catt are from this Iowa State page from racist Iowa State Center for racist Catt: 

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https://awpc.cattcenter.iastate.edu/2017/03/21/danger-to-our-government-dec-15-1894/   

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"This Government is menaced with great danger, and that danger cannot be averted by the triumph of the part of protection, nor by that of free trade, nor by the triumph of single tax or of free silver. That danger lies in the votes possessed by the males in the SLUMS of the cities, and the ignorant FOREIGN votes."  "Every ship load of FOREIGNERS brings them nearer to their object." "There is but one way to avert the danger--cut off the vote of the SLUMS and give to women." "Cut it off at the bottom, the vote of the SLUMS.  "Granting the vote to woman and cutting of the vote of the SLUMS, if it could not be otherwise controlled, would result at once in good." 

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All of the above is Iowa State racist Catt.

Bob Jones

Not gonna happen, do to endowment?

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