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Yale ‘Decolonizes’ English Department Over Complaint About White Authors

Yale ‘Decolonizes’ English Department Over Complaint About White Authors

“A 21st century education is a diverse education”

Yale is now run by social justice warriors. I have no idea why anyone would pay to go there.

The College Fix reports:

Yale ‘decolonizes’ English dept. after complaints studying white authors ‘actively harms’ students

A year and a half after a petition circulated calling for Yale to “decolonize the English department,” the first students are enrolled in a new course created by the department to increase the breadth of the curriculum and combat claims of departmental racism.

What’s more, new requirements are in place to ensure a more “diversified” slate of courses.

Previous requirements for the major included two courses in “Major English Poets,” including Chaucer, Shakespeare, Donne, Milton and Eliot, among others. But that two-course series petitioners had deemed actively harmful due to its focus on white male poets. The series is no longer a graduation requirement for Yale’s English majors.

The petition, a Google document which has since been made private, critiqued the perceived whiteness of the English department requirements: “A year spent around a seminar table where the literary contributions of women, people of color, and queer folk are absent actively harms all students, regardless of their identity.”

“It’s time for the English major to decolonize — not diversify — its course offerings,” the petition added. “A 21st century education is a diverse education: we write to you today inspired by student activism across the university, and to make sure that you know that the English department is not immune from the collective call to action.”

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Comments

“Lord, what fools these mortals be.”

“the literary contributions of women, people of color, and queer folk”

Because, apparently, who writes something is a more important measure of quality than what it says.

JusticeDelivered | October 30, 2017 at 5:14 pm

It seems to me that it is time to put our collective feet down. Those who do not like any schools curriculum should be expelled from campus, and those who disrupt classes should be placed in stocks for a week or two, and then expelled.

    At any rate, they did choose that school and its curriculum. If they had wanted to major in English a different way they should have sought a school more to their liking.

    The leftist students have a very nasty entitled attitude, but at Yale the reason for their success — damaging to what made Yale great — is the left wing administration with Peter Salovey at the top.

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