How to honor a great Floridian: Sandy D’Alemberte | Editorial

It presently honors B.K. Roberts, a justice who helped establish the law school. The university is trying to remove his name, as recommended by a committee of students, faculty and alumni, because Roberts was a racist who led the Florida court’s successful defiance of a U.S. Supreme Court order to admit a black man, Virgil Hawkins, to the University of Florida’s law school. In April, the Florida Senate voted 34-1 for FSU’s request, but the bill got nowhere in the House.