In the shadow of the Texas Tower on the campus of The University of Texas, stands a statue of Jefferson Davis. This statue is in the news lately, as it was vandalized in June and is under consideration for removal from campus. There are several statues at UT, including four of Confederate Leaders. At the very least, it is interesting how these statues were chosen to be placed on campus, and at the very worst, they represent very racist and slave owning individuals from our past. I won’t decide if the statues should stay or not, but leave that decision up to the University. I will leave you with a set of photos from this afternoon of the Jefferson Davis statue (clear of graffiti) and the Tower.