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College Theater Dept. Cancels Play Because Whites Could be Cast as Asians

College Theater Dept. Cancels Play Because Whites Could be Cast as Asians

“The Good Person of Szechwan”

Colleges often have to be creative in casting decisions. This situation was exploited for political correctness.

The College Fix reports:

Theater department cancels play because some whites might be cast as Asians

It’s not just Brandeis University panicking about offending their students with politically incorrect themes in theater productions.

The theater department at Knox College in Illinois has canceled a planned production of “The Good Person of Szechwan,” which is about a Chinese sex worker who seeks to do “good deeds.”

According to The Knox Student, two female students of color in the theater department, Jayel Gant and Willa Coufal, were privately grousing about the production when it was announced six months ago, but they didn’t say anything until late October.

They publicly groused on social media and invited students to a forum they organized Nov. 1 to “address the racial controversy surrounding the play,” which they claim stereotypes Asian women.

The same day, Theater Prof. Neil Blackadder announced auditions had been cancelled, and the next day theater faculty announced the cancellation of the play.

The sensitive student activists might have been cool with the play if the theater department had figured how to overcome chronic disinterest in theater by students of color at Knox.

Gant pointed to some whites being cast in Muslim roles in the 2014-2015 production “Mosque Alert,” and sophomore Joel Willison said “there were not enough Asian students to cast the play responsibly”:

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Please, somebody wake me from this nightmare!

I do wonder if perhaps one way of fighting this insanity would be to simply cancel anything and everything the moment someone complains, and identify the complainer very publicly while thanking them for bringing the issue to their attention.

As at Reed College, the regular students are starting to push back and if they get everything fun about university yanked out from underneath them, they might start beating down the SJWs in their midst.

Note that the complaining students were not Asian but African American.

One of the organizers /is/ Asian American, the other is African American. How can you lecture students about education when you get the basic facts wrong?

So logically, if the college decides to produce Hamlet, then any African-American, Asian, Hispanic, or other non-Danish appearing students must be excluded from the title role. Ridiculous!

I’ve come to the conclusion that some college campuses are the most racist environments in the US, and the Social-Justice Warriors in these colleges are among the most racist people I have ever encountered. Sometimes I think that the neo-Nazis, the KKK, the BDS, the campus SJWs, and Antifa are all just subgroups of the same fascist organization.

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