Geraldo Rivera Quits Yale After University Removes Slavery Supporter’s Name

Geraldo Rivera in his vintage Blue Blocker sunglasses, circa ’92 (Noam Galai/Getty Images for Cantor Fitzgerald)

Geraldo Rivera, former talk show host, current Fox News contributor and, most importantly, the man who didn’t find anything in Al Capone’s vault, decided to resign from his voluntary position at Yale University after the school decided to change the name of a residential college that honored a slavery supporter.


Rivera was an associate fellow of Calhoun College. And he said the position was an honor, “but intolerant insistence on political correctness is lame.”

It shouldn’t come as a shock to those who’ve followed Rivera’s career, which has been on a downward spiral for decades, to find out he’s a racist sympathizer. Hell, he’s probably just racist.

Calhoun College was named after Vice President John C. Calhoun, a staunch supporter of slavery. As reported by The Root, the school will be renamed after scientist Grace Murray Hopper, also known as “Amazing Grace.”


In a statement, Yale said that the name change wasn’t made due to political correctness but because of principle.

“I made this decision because I think it is the right thing to do on principle,” Yale President Peter Salovey said. “John C. Calhoun’s principles, his legacy as an ardent supporter of slavery as a positive good, are at odds with this university.”

Bye, Kinja! It's been fun (occasionally).

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