Clemson University's Tillman Hall was recently vandalized and spray painted, after vandals decided the name of the building was racist.

The building was spray painted with phrases like, “Tillman was a violent racist,” “R.I.P. Sen. Coker,” “Blacks must remain subordinate or be exterminated-Tillman,” and “R.I.P. Sen. Pinckney.”

Benjamin Tillman, a well-known white supremacist, was the governor of South Carolina and a U.S. Senator in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Tillman also founded Clemson in 1893.

While Clemson's Board of Trustees supported South Carolina's state government's decision to remove the Confederate flag from the Statehouse, they voted against changing the name of Tillman Hall.

This decision is not sitting well with everyone.

Past presidents of the Faculty Senate are coming out of the woodwork to say that decision was wrong.

"Renaming Tillman Hall is more than symbolic, it is real. It is an affirmation that hatred, represented by actions or symbols, has no place in the Clemson University community now or in the future. While renaming Tillman Hall will, in isolation, fail to secure a sustainable and more inclusive future for the University, it is far more than symbolic," a group of nine wrote in a letter.

"It is an affirmation that honoring those whose station and legacy were achieved in significant measure via the vilest actions of intolerance has no place at Clemson University now or in the future—even as the history, university-related role, and scholarly study of those same individuals must have an indelible role in our educational mission."

Clemson is just the latest Southern school to face this kind of pushback and to be vandalized with similar graffiti. The "Silent Sam" statue of a Confederate soldier was vandalized at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, along with a marker near Duke University, a soldiers and sailors memorial in Virginia, and a statue of Jefferson Davis on the University of Texas at Austin campus.