A former professor at the University of Texas at Austin is pushing for the institution to change the name of Simkins Hall, which honors a former professor who was an organizer for the Ku Klux Klan, KXAN News reported. University officials say that they agree that William Stewart Simkins stood for some terrible ideas, but that it is not worth the time and money to rename every building that honors someone with terrible views that were once more accepted than they are today.
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