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Texas A&M University System Chancellor John Sharp attends the Class of 1972 50-year reunion in Kyle Field on April 20, 2022.
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Guest art: Remembering history or glorifying it?

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Photo by Ryan Garmeson, Computer Science senior

The message Chancellor John Sharp is sending is clear: glorifying the statue of a man who fought to keep slavery alive is more important to this university than the students marginalized by it. — Ryan Garmeson

My intent with the work was to express dissatisfaction with the way Chancellor John Sharp has chosen to respond to student concerns about the Confederate roots of the Sul Ross statue worshiped in A&M tradition lore. Sharp has chosen to dismiss these concerns as inconsequential and has made it clear he will not be taking any action on behalf of the students who are made to feel unimportant and unincluded in the Aggie family because of it. The message he is sending is clear: that glorifying the statue of a man who fought to keep slavery alive is more important to this university than the students marginalized by it.

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