From the tin foil hat section of Confederate heritage advocates comes this comment about Brandon Hicks, a law student and Washington & Lee University who was a member of “The Committee” that pushed for several changes at the university:
For the record …
Mr. Hicks received his BA from North Carolina Central University in 2012. He then entered Washington & Lee that fall. My understanding is that he was a second-year student when he joined The Committee to make its protest, and that he expects to get his degree in 2015.
A reading of the article from which this research blunderkind deduced that Mr. Hicks was in law school at NCCU is informative. Note the date: the meeting highlighted took place during the last spring semester of Mr. Hicks’s undergraduate career at NCCU.
Most of us know the difference between an undergraduate degree and going to law school. We welcome documentation that he went to NCCU’s law school, and then switched to W&L (and rather quickly). As to the bizarre speculation as to Mr. Hicks’s motives, consider the source.
No sooner than did our Confederate heritage researcher proclaim the truth than yet another baffled heritage supporter took it up and proclaimed that it must be true. And then there was this comment from one of the usual suspects. I guess they run in packs … or is it that they walk like lemmings?
Here’s Mr. Hicks after the session in February 2012:
We can understand why some people feel threatened by him. That tells us a great deal about “those people,” to use a term favored by Robert E. Lee.
And no one’s more outraged than our good friend and expert on bigotry, Billy Bearden:
My, my … what a southern man you are, Billy.
Again, for some people, it’s ignorance or stupidity, not heritage. And no, we don’t look to humiliate “those people.” We simply draw attention to their never-ending endeavors to humiliate themselves.
UPDATE: In which someone confesses incompetence in a curious way:
I guess the tin foil hat cuts off the circulation of blood to the brain.