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University of Oklahoma Offering English Course That Focuses on ‘Black Power’

University of Oklahoma Offering English Course That Focuses on ‘Black Power’

“In our discussions, we focus on the cultural exchanges and intellectual engagements between the local struggles for civil rights and the larger global movements for decolonization”

The course is being taught by a white woman, which is just hilarious.

The College Fix reports:

University of Oklahoma English course to focus on ‘Black Power’

The University of Oklahoma is offering an English course this semester focused on “Black Power.”

The course will center on the cultural and political agendas of the “Black Arts” and “Black Power” movement from the 1960s to today with an emphasis on progressive agendas such as “the rise of the Prison-Industrial Complex and the #BlackLivesMatter movement,” its online description states.

“In our discussions, we focus on the cultural exchanges and intellectual engagements between the local struggles for civil rights and the larger global movements for decolonization,” it states.

The class at the Norman, Oklahoma-based public institution is taught by Associate Professor Rita Keresztesi, who is white, but whose CV indicates she is an expert in various topics facing African Americans and African diaspora.

Keresztesi did not respond to a request from The College Fix seeking comment.

Students who take the course will be required to “read and critically engage with a variety of literary, historical, and other cultural texts, including film and music,” its description states.

Professor Keresztesi is also an author. Her recent books include “Literary Black Power in the Caribbean: Fiction, Music and Film” and “Strangers at Home: American Ethnic Modernism between the World Wars.”

Tamera Nealy, a student at the University of Oklahoma, said she believes the course sounds like it may be taught in a divisive manner and add to racial unrest on campus.

“True empowerment is promoting the benefits of the nuclear family, financial literacy, and healthy lifestyle choices, not courses that promote divisive narratives and breakdown the value of the American Dream,” Nealy told The College Fix.

Nealy added that “we can’t change our nation’s past, but we can ensure a better future when we work toward positive solutions.”

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No problem with this course if it empowers BIPOC and anyone taking it to use proper, professional language, but I doubt that’s the case.

Doing that would actually help students further their careers.

White AND unhyphenated!
At least please tell me that her hair is of a color not found in nature!

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