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Yale ‘decolonizes’ English dept. petition claimed white authors ‘actively harms’ students

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posted on Oct, 27 2017 @ 11:11 AM
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A petition that pointed out that the classic literature at Yale was absent of women, people of color and "queer" (a term I thought was a no no) were being actively harmed by the classes. And of course the petition called for decolonizing, not diversify.

www.thecollegefix.com...
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.”



So in an unrelated move Yale's above reproach faculty voted to "diversity" the curriculum. So now Yale's goal to be inclusive is now achieved. Well Yale did not decolonize, they did indeed diversify, wonder if the petitioners are satiated?


Nearly a year after the petition, around seven months ago, Yale’s English faculty voted to “diversity” the curriculum. At the time of the vote, the director of the department’s undergraduate studies, Jessica Brantley, told The Yale Daily News: “We’ve constructed a curriculum that has inclusion as its goal, embedded in the structures of its requirements, and I’m very excited to implement and develop that curriculum further.”


Yale hasn't received "Feedback" from the petitioners, so one has to wonder if their "diversity" has gone far enough. After all Yale did all this on their own, with no influence from the petition.


“I haven’t had any feedback from the students who led the petition as to whether or not they are satisfied with the overall changes in the major,” Newell told The Fix. “Obviously, there will be a vital opportunity at the end of semester for students to give feedback on this particular course in their evaluations.”



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posted on Oct, 27 2017 @ 11:15 AM
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a reply to: seasonal

If you had black authors from the time of Shakespeare, all it would be was clicks and whistles.



posted on Oct, 27 2017 @ 11:18 AM
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a reply to: Bluntone22

That maybe true, I don't know what level of education was in the late 1500's of black people in gereral. Of course this doesn't only apply to black people, large swaths of any population were illiterate.



posted on Oct, 27 2017 @ 11:19 AM
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a reply to: seasonal

Women too.


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posted on Oct, 27 2017 @ 11:23 AM
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Queer?

Does Yale not have any Oscar Wilde? That guy was pretty gay.


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posted on Oct, 27 2017 @ 11:36 AM
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The push to marginalize the white male is not coming from colored folks, even though some of them are lapping it up and coming back for seconds and thirds every day. Follow the money back to the sources that fund these types of activist and you will only then understand what is afoot.



posted on Oct, 27 2017 @ 11:49 AM
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s'only so long you can roll the same old trash around in the trashcan 'for it gets stale. I keep hearing this term 'higher learning' sort'o rings of oxymoron, ya think...

Some thought getting covered in Tatts would alleviate the White thing, that'is bein all colored up.



posted on Oct, 27 2017 @ 11:52 AM
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a reply to: seasonal

*Sighs* these literature are an important of human history. I fear the day when certain books are banned because it is "racist."
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posted on Oct, 27 2017 @ 12:15 PM
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originally posted by: seasonal
A petition that pointed out that the classic literature at Yale was absent of women, people of color and "queer"
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Honest questions,

What was the average IQ of someone at that time? outside of say the European region, Women obviously had a different role mainly as men are unable to have babies, what do they define as "people of colour"?. Does Chinese count?, how many people can speak 1700's Chinese? and if they cannot then why not? to busy being a SJW??...

What where the great Literature mile stones from the time in sub Sahara Africa that we are missing out on?,.

FFS I am off to watch Futurama and eat Chinese (Food not the people)...


RA
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posted on Oct, 27 2017 @ 12:19 PM
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a reply to: slider1982

Doesn't matter to these high brow leftists from Yale.


Coincidentally, seems like the the US govt and large Corps pull from these prestigious colleges. Remember Skull and Bones?



posted on Oct, 27 2017 @ 12:26 PM
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a reply to: slider1982

Instead of complaining, they should at least publish folklore from Sub Saharan Africa by going there and speak to the locals.

There's a lot of interesting folklore there.

For example, I remember reading somewhere that in West Africa, some native tribes believe that when a person dies, he/she come back to earth and be reborn as their descendants.
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posted on Oct, 27 2017 @ 12:35 PM
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originally posted by: slider1982

originally posted by: seasonal
A petition that pointed out that the classic literature at Yale was absent of women, people of color and "queer"
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What where the great Literature mile stones from the time in sub Sahara Africa that we are missing out on?,.


We'll never know. Africa had libraries full of knowledge when people in Europe were living in caves.

Thank the Romans for invading and burning.



posted on Oct, 27 2017 @ 12:42 PM
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originally posted by: underwerks

originally posted by: slider1982

originally posted by: seasonal
A petition that pointed out that the classic literature at Yale was absent of women, people of color and "queer"
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What where the great Literature mile stones from the time in sub Sahara Africa that we are missing out on?,.


We'll never know. Africa had libraries full of knowledge when people in Europe were living in caves.

Thank the Romans for invading and burning.


So how are these masterpieces meant to make their way to Yale??..


RA



posted on Oct, 27 2017 @ 12:46 PM
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originally posted by: slider1982

originally posted by: underwerks

originally posted by: slider1982

originally posted by: seasonal
A petition that pointed out that the classic literature at Yale was absent of women, people of color and "queer"
,

What where the great Literature mile stones from the time in sub Sahara Africa that we are missing out on?,.


We'll never know. Africa had libraries full of knowledge when people in Europe were living in caves.

Thank the Romans for invading and burning.


So how are these masterpieces meant to make their way to Yale??..


RA

They aren't.

That was the point of invading and burning the libraries in Africa.



posted on Oct, 27 2017 @ 12:52 PM
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a reply to: slider1982

You can thank the great general Julius Caesar for that. In fact had he not burned the Library of Alexandria down, most likely human civilization would have advanced much faster.



posted on Oct, 27 2017 @ 12:54 PM
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a reply to: starwarsisreal

Doesn't matter who did what.

You can't have literary works if someone burned them. This is about what CAN be studied, not wishing we could study.



posted on Oct, 27 2017 @ 12:55 PM
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originally posted by: seasonal
a reply to: starwarsisreal

Doesn't matter who did what.

You can't have literary works if someone burned them. This is about what CAN be studied, not wishing we could study.


Glad you get it!!!.....




RA



posted on Oct, 27 2017 @ 01:00 PM
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as far as im concerned these institutions of indoctrination cannot self immolate fast enough.



posted on Oct, 27 2017 @ 01:00 PM
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a reply to: seasonal

Which is why we shouldn't destroy works of literature like these SJW types want to.

The Library of Alexandria should have been a lesson on what happened if they do.
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posted on Oct, 27 2017 @ 01:01 PM
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a reply to: slider1982

If you are studying English, the obvious answer is that aside from women and possibly a few gays, no one they are looking for was producing English language works.

We do have some English translations of great works that were written in other languages from that time, but to truly study those works, you would need to be studying the literature of the languages they were produced in.

In order to truly study English literature, you need to study the language which means accepting the "dirty" truth that white people created the language so its early works will mostly be written by white folks.




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