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 ...