William Shockley

Keep Shockley name off Auburn park

Auburn Recreation District should not move ahead on a trail system until it comes to terms with naming the park. To honor a racist, eugenicist (William) Shockley by naming a park a ...

Shockley would be shocked

The Auburn Recreation District Board accepted 26 acres and $50,000 from the Shockley Trust but is not putting any effort into maintaining or upgrading the park. I have walked the ...

Shockley land neglected

The Auburn Recreation District should not worry about naming the William Shockley land gift. More importantly, if that acreage ever catches on fire, the whole area around the prope ...

Accept gift of Shockley land

No one needs to apologize for a brilliant man who greatly helped this country and society. To question his beliefs regarding eugenics is political, non-productive and arrogant. Au ...

ARD: No sign planned at park

Don’t expect a sign on an Auburn park honoring racist scientist William Shockley any time soon. That’s the message the Auburn Recreation District is sending out in the face of ...

Remember those who suffered intolerance

Regarding the current problem of naming a park after an avowed racist who didn’t even live in Auburn, it’s embarrassing when outsiders learn of the quandary and shame us into m ...

Fire hazard bigger issue than a name

I find it odd that people are focusing on the controversy of Dr. (William) Shockley with regard to the name of the land donated to Auburn when it seems to me that we need to priori ...

Dedicate park to eugenics victims?

Land in Auburn that has become a battleground over the racist beliefs of a Nobel-Prize-winning scientist could also become a monument to those who suffered or died because of those ...

NAACP says no to park name

Naming an Auburn park in honor of a racist has earned the wrath of the NAACP. The Sacramento chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People has put its ...

Shockley’s beliefs don’t warrant honor

We believe that Auburn should not name the new park after William Shockley, who was a racist. Definition of racism: A belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits an ...

Another name for Shockley gift

I am getting fed up with the fuss being made over the acceptance and naming of the 28-acre parcel of land given to the Auburn community by the Shockleys and with the reservation th ...

We must draw line with park

It’s interesting how people who don’t know the first thing about Karen Tajbl seem to have a great insight into her activities. She has not “spent time on how to bash” (Will ...

Is Shockley our big worry?

Here we go again. ARD Director Scott Holbrook would like a court to decide that the park does not have to be named after William Shockley. Is ARD so flush with money that they can ...

ACLU opposes Shockley park

The idea of naming a 28-acre parcel of publicly owned Auburn parkland after eugenics proponent and Nobel Prize winner William Shockley is getting some high-profile opposition. The ...

Benefactor’s wishes deserve honoring

The May 6 Auburn Journal editorial, “ARD naming policy not worth paper that it’s printed on,” is correct but the column should have been completed by saying that this editor ...