Yale Removes Pro-Slavery Name, Geraldo Quits

Fox News personality Geraldo Rivera quit his job at Yale University after the school announced the removal of the name of a pro-slavery lawmaker from one of its colleges.

The Hill reports the school plans to rename Calhoun College, which was named after John C. Calhoun, a 19th-century slavery supporter and White supremacist from South Carolina. Calhoun attended Yale and was the seventh vice-president of the United States.

The school will now be named after Grace Murray Hopper, an alum of the school and renowned computer scientist and Navy rear admiral.

Rivera announced his decision to step down from his position Sunday via Twitter.

According to the Washington Post article, nearly 200 buildings housed on educational grounds are named after White supremacists.