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That’s RACIST! Part Three

Yale Students Tell English Profs: Too Many White Male Poets: Ill-prepared to take race, gender, sexuality, ethnicity courses

Via Billy

Some Yale University students are demanding changes to the English Department curriculum: specifically, they don’t think it should feature so many English poets who were straight, white, wealthy, and male.

“It is your responsibility as educators to listen to student voices,” the students wrote in a petition to the faculty. “We have spoken. We are speaking. Pay attention.”

The “Major English Poets” sequence, a mandatory two-course commitment for English majors, is particularly problematic, according to the students. These classes cover Geoffrey Chaucer, Edmund Spenser, William Shakespeare, John Donne, John Milton, Alexander Pope, William Wordsworth, and T.S. Eliot. It’s not the most diverse line up, to be sure, but it’s the one that best reflects history the way it actually happened. Inarguably, these are the most influential poets in the English language.

But students think this sequence “creates a culture that is hostile to students of color.”

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I don’t know where to begin on this.  Seriously.
Let’s ask the Incas, or the Aztecs or the Sioux.  Or the Australian aboriginal peoples.  Or the Bantu.
Did predominantly White cultures subjugate, control and kill these people?*  Yes.  Have we spent the last one hundred + years or more trying to preserve primitive cultures, history, culture, etc. as a direct reaction to what happened before?  Of course.
Is that enough?  Maybe not.
But, eliminating Whiteness is not an answer.  Show us the great Bantu poets and we will include them in poetry curricula!
Oh!  Don’t forget to petition the Romans about the Etruscans or the Carthaginians.
Sorry, can’t do that – no one is left…
Perhaps they should consider attending a university in Zimbabwe?
Hmmm…
*Did persons of the same color ALSO subjugate, control and kill these people?  Yep.
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About guffaw1952

I'm a child of the 50's. libertarian, now medically-retired. I've been a certified firearms trainer, a private investigator, and worked for a major credit card company for almost 22 years. I am a proud NRA Life Member. I am a limited-government, free-market capitalist, who believes in the U.S. Constitution and the Rule of Law.

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6 thoughts on “That’s RACIST! Part Three

  1. The idiocracy which now rules Millenials, college students, and the MSM has truly jumped the shark. The people these loons wish to study would have applauded their murders or enslavement, in many cases.

    I was going to describe what has been substituted for thought, but then realized I was contradicting myself. They used to think poorly; now they don’t think at all.

    Posted by Rev. Paul | July 24, 2016, 11:27 am
  2. Well, “Major English Poets” isn’t going to be a diverse group of folks anyway you slice it.
    Yale should immediately replace all the above with studies of rap artists and their great contributions to use of the english language….because they’re really diverse. {{eyeroll}}

    These twits think they can push the “White = Bad” line of bull as far as they want. (and the school will cave)
    It’s going to be a bitter pill indeed when they actually have to live in the Real World and find out that not all white people are racist haters.

    Posted by KM | July 24, 2016, 5:06 pm
    • The SADDEST part (ok, ONE of them) is some prefer to live in an ideological bubble, no even considering other’s points of view.
      White people will be seen as haters by these folks, regardless of stats, facts, etc.

      Posted by guffaw1952 | July 25, 2016, 7:10 am
  3. Well, that’s just ignorant on the students’ part. You really can’t be well educated in literature without studying these guys. Then you can jump off and study other cultures’ poets and writers.

    Posted by chipmunk | July 27, 2016, 9:29 am

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