RECENTLY, I WROTE an article all about why Charleston, South Carolina, is the best place you could possibly go to college. One of the reasons I listed was about how liberal Charleston is, especially in terms of our LGBT, and African American populations. I’m sad to say, I was wrong on that point.
Recently, Lieutenant Governor Glenn McConnell was chosen to become the College of Charleston’s newest president. He has zero background in academic administration, and supports the Confederate battle flag flying on South Carolina’s Statehouse grounds. He participates in Civil War reenactment as a “hobby,” but the credibility of such a pastime is questionable, when photos such as the one above — in which he is dressed as a confederate soldier, flanked by some slaves — are publicly displayed.