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Old 06-09-2016, 05:32 PM   #1
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Default Yale Students Demand Removal of White Authors from Curriculum

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Students at Yale University are demanding radical changes that would remove white male authors from the English department’s curriculum.

According to a petition submitted to faculty, Yale students are demanding that a course on “Major English Poets” be removed from the curriculum because it lacks diversity.

“It is unacceptable that a Yale student considering studying English literature might read only white male authors. 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,” the students write in the petition.

The “Major English Poets” requirement for Yale English majors focuses on the work of poets Geoffrey Chaucer, Edmund Spenser, William Shakespeare, John Milton, William Wordsworth, and T.S. Eliot. Despite this lineup lacking the diversity that the students desire, it’s an accurate reflection of the figures who have most influenced English poetry.

According to the students, the “Major English Poets” course “creates a culture that is especially hostile to students of color.”

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When students are made to feel so alienated that they get up and leave the room, or get up and leave the major, something is wrong. The English department loses out when talented students engaged in literary and cultural analysis are driven away from the major. Students who continue on after taking the introductory sequence are ill-prepared to take higher-level courses relating to race, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, nationality, ability, or even to engage with critical theory or secondary scholarship. We ask that Major English Poets be abolished, and that the pre-1800/1900 requirements be refocused to deliberately include literatures relating to gender, race, sexuality, ableism, and ethnicity.

It’s time for the English major to decolonize — not diversify — its course offerings. 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.


Katy Waldman, of the liberal news site, Slate, criticized the students for claiming that they have nothing to learn from white male poets.

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Moreover, I am not arguing that it is acceptable for an English major to graduate from college having only read white male authors or even 70 percent white male authors. But you cannot profess to be a student of English literature if you have not lingered in the slipstreams of certain foundational figures, who also happen to be (alas) both white and male: In addition to the majors listed above, Jonson, Shelley, Keats, Pound, Auden, and Frost. This is frustrating, unfair, and 100 percent nonnegotiable. (But hey, try to have some fun reading Frost? You could do so much worse!)

Ironically, the students demanding a Yale that is more intellectually inclusive seem to have no problem with the University’s overwhelming lack of political diversity. According to an article written in 2012 by The Yale Daily News, 97 percent of political contributions from Yale employees go to Democrats.

The student’s end the petition with an aggressive demand for administrators to hear their message.

“We have spoken. We are speaking. Pay attention.”

Reason’s Robby Suave captured the mindset of social justice warriors in a recent article about students at the notoriously progressive Oberlin College. “The students … seem to think they’re not at college to be educated,” he wrote. They believe that “they are at college to educate everyone else.”
http://www.breitbart.com/tech/2016/0...rs-curriculum/
The only reason they want to do this because reading Chaucer and Milton is hard and requires effort, and reading Langston Hughes and Maya Angelou is easy.

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Old 06-09-2016, 05:42 PM   #2
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Can we round up all these people and give them 5 years in the army or something? Bunch of ignorant, pampered brats.
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Old 06-09-2016, 05:44 PM   #3
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The saddest thing is youve got 36 year old males like deuce jenner who still awkwardly try to purvey this same radical liberalism because he still lives in a campus safe space and he's desperate to fit in and be seen as hip.

With college students it's just laughable. When I see corny middle aged adults posting liberal shit on facebook or ISH it's just the most cringey thing ever. It's kinda soul crushing that America appears doomed by the try-hardness of its beta losers.
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Old 06-09-2016, 05:44 PM   #4
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This shit is happening in Yale and Harvard.

These educational institutions previously have commanded respect all over the world for over one hundred years.

It's scary. It's like the current generation is actively fighting to become lazier and more stupid than the previous generations.

This isn't happening in North Dakota Tech or Kansas A & M. This is happening in Yale, one of America's most prestigious universities.
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Old 06-09-2016, 06:02 PM   #5
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the extreme left is just as stupid as the extreme right. buncha whiney ass millennials.
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Old 06-09-2016, 06:18 PM   #6
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but why?

Them white folk have a history of being respectable key punchers (word to William Forrester) and scribble scrabble story tellers.

White ppl pretty good at it tbh
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Old 06-09-2016, 06:25 PM   #7
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Not to mention the fact that the English language it self was a language created by and spoken by white people for a majority of its history.


According to the twisted ideology of these social justice bigots, non-white non-Europeans writing in English are 'culturally appropriating' a language that isn't theirs, similar to how non-Indians who practice yoga are 'culturally appropriating' an exercise that only Indians and people with Indian heritage should be allowed to practice.
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Old 06-09-2016, 07:04 PM   #8
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What is with the new adults coming up these days? The 18-22 year old kids these days are gigantic pusscakes whose sensibilities are offended by EVERYTHING. Not only that but these idiots are for censorship and taking our liberties away so one's toes get stepped on...sounds to me like parents need to bring ass beatings back because this generation is soft as hell.
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Old 06-09-2016, 07:13 PM   #9
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the extreme left is just as stupid as the extreme right. buncha whiney ass millennials.

No. Kids are stupid. No matter their political leanings.
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Old 06-09-2016, 07:18 PM   #10
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There really shouldn't be any stupid kids at Yale...pretty much just a big gathering of valedictorians
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There really shouldn't be any stupid kids at Yale...pretty much just a big gathering of valedictorians


Except these universities are increasingly required to fill quotas based on race/region/sexuality etc. And these kids often get picked for admission without meeting the traditional testing requirements.

Standards are exclusionary. And the most important thing in life is that everyone be included in everything at all times.
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Old 06-09-2016, 07:25 PM   #12
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Are there any “Major English Poets” of color?

serious question, I know jack shit about poetry



If there are, then maybe these kids have a point...if not, then yeah, Im not sure what they want to happen here.
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Old 06-09-2016, 07:30 PM   #13
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I'm also curious how you can have a "major english poets" course, but not have white authors...lol
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Old 06-09-2016, 07:40 PM   #14
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I'm also curious how you can have a "major english poets" course, but not have white authors...lol
It looks like that title is misleading...seems to me they are just demanding that poets of other colors/cultures be included in the class.
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Old 06-09-2016, 07:43 PM   #15
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Default Re: Yale Students Demand Removal of White Authors from Curriculum

It's an English speaking country. This may come as a surprise, but the English people are white. Perhaps if it were a Japanese speaking country more of the literature would be from non-white authors. My guess is it would mostly be written by Japanese people.
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