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Jun 02 2016

Yale Students Demand That Major English Poets Be Abolished for Being Heterosexual White Males

It becomes ever more obvious that the objective of cultural Marxism is the eradication of Western Civilization:

Some Yale University students are demanding changes to the English Department curriculum: specifically, they don’t think it should feature so many English poets who were straight, white, wealthy, and male.

“It is your responsibility as educators to listen to student voices,” the students wrote in a petition to the faculty. “We have spoken. We are speaking. Pay attention.”

The “Major English Poets” sequence, a mandatory two-course commitment for English majors, is particularly problematic, according to the students. These classes cover Geoffrey Chaucer, Edmund Spenser, William Shakespeare, John Donne, John Milton, Alexander Pope, William Wordsworth, and T.S. Eliot. It’s not the most diverse line up, to be sure, but it’s the one that best reflects history the way it actually happened. Inarguably, these are the most influential poets in the English language.

But students think this sequence “creates a culture that is hostile to students of color.”

Shriek the students:

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.

English literature isn’t about English literature. It is about the same thing everything else is about: ramming leftist ideology down people’s throats.

For the past 3,000 years, most significant accomplishments have been the work of heterosexual white males. That is the pretext for erasing these accomplishments. Then the progressive masterminds will have a blank slate upon which to impose their utopia.

Shakespeare
Down the Memory Hole with hated white males like Shakespeare.

On tips from TCS III and Steve T. Hat tip: Hot Air.




29 Responses to “Yale Students Demand That Major English Poets Be Abolished for Being Heterosexual White Males”

  1. Rotohammer says:

    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.

    They say that like it’s a bad thing.

  2. Mr. Freemarket says:

    The problem with students is that they don’t know the breadth and depth of their ignorance.

    That’s why we call them “students.”

  3. Mr. Freemarket says:

    Of course if more students were actually brighter, they wouldn’t be attending the schools that they are attending, and would refuse to pay what many of them pay.

    Then again, if they were brighter, their professors couldn’t lead them into error nearly as easily.

  4. Chronos Z. Wonderpig says:

    let’s replace it with a course on Tyrone “Cill my Landlord” Greene

  5. Chronos Z. Wonderpig says:

    who cares what English majors study, it’s not like they can get a job…….

  6. Chronos Z. Wonderpig says:

    wonder what poets they study at Trump University?

  7. Ed. G. Mann says:

    A quote from Henry Miller is appropriate here.
    “Every man with a bellyful of the classics is an enemy
    to the human race.

  8. grayjohn says:

    Expel them all. They have no reason to be there.

  9. Dad_All_Day says:

    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.

    Absolutely true – they’re f**king children who weren’t ready to leave home.

  10. MicahStone says:

    “Some Yale University students are demanding changes to the English Department curriculum:…”
    –Here’s the amazing part: they actually did ***NOT*** demand that English be abolished from the campus !

  11. Ol' Uncle Lar says:

    If this bit of idiocy flies, that’ll be next.

  12. KHarn says:

    Let them have their way, classes will soon consist of this:
    “John Smith of East Latham, England was a gay, black poet who lived from 1940 to 1998. He converted to islam late in life and changed his name to Jamal Mohamed Smith.
    “Smith’s most famous work was ‘There once was a lady from Japor’.
    “Class dismissed.”

  13. Ol' Uncle Lar says:

    “But students think this sequence “creates a culture that is hostile to students of color.”
    Actually,it’s the other way around and “white guilt” demands that the ferals be appeased.

  14. Exit Only says:

    Funny how materialism (Marxism) and sex drive the progressives.Seems like they are reverting to back to primitive Neanderthals. They seem frustrated that the classics delay them from gratifying their immediate physical desires like a rapist ignores foreplay.

  15. Agrippa says:

    Yeah, dude! Who needs Shakespeare when you can read O’bongo al O’bongo: “Death to Whitey!” No doubt about it, “To be or not to be . . .” pales in comparison.
    Actually, I feel some pity for these idiot scrunts who want to white-wash (pardon all the unintended puns) Western Civilization for some third-world excrement — you’ll never get to enjoy The Bard, Keats, Shelley, Lord Byron, et al.; your loss, fuck-heads!

  16. Major Tom says:

    “It is your responsibility as educators to listen to student voices,”

    That right there is the problem. These entitled little shits think they can make the rules. The actual job of educators is not to listen to whiny little shits, it’s to educate them.

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  18. Ed. G. Mann says:

    No it’s not. Today the job is to indoctrinate them in the slurry of mediocrity where no one rises above any other fool in the group. And they’re dong an excellent job.

  19. Major Tom says:

    I stand corrected. But in either scenario, they are not there to listen to students. They are there for students to listen to them.

  20. Artfuldgr says:

    The educators taught them that…

  21. Artfuldgr says:

    how about H Rap Browns: Die Ni**er Die?
    Rap music is homage to him and his poetry
    though he is now a muslim in jail under a new name after killing a cop

  22. Saxon Warrior says:

    Well it’s all part of the same cycle. Educators indoctrinated the students then the students grow up to become the educators that get demands from students….. and on it goes.

    Shit attracts flies that lay eggs that become maggots that grow up to become flies that find more shit!

  23. Ed. G. Mann says:

    No correction. Only another point of view which actually blends in with the slouching half of the faculty.

    Unfortunately, your half is quite endangered thus proving that, at least in higher Ed faculty, devolution exists and is progressing at a fairly rapid rate. Proof lies in the cognitive deficiencies in the faculty caused by the shrinkage of the cerebrum and the Medulla Oblongata. External evidence is the periodic knee jerk reactions and intemperate screeching.

  24. Narrator 1 says:

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

    Yes, you’re speaking loud and clear, and what you’re saying tells any educators worth their tassels that you need to sit down, shut up, and learn your three R’s so you can become useful and productive.

  25. jpmct says:

    Seriously…how did these people get into Yale??????

  26. This is another example of what happens when elite colleges run out of “people of color” at the right tail of the IQ distribution. Mean IQ is 1 SD lower than white and i i/2 below Asian. Sorry.

  27. Danny K says:

    If only Shakespeare were alive today. I would love to hear his take on the little SJWs. The characters would have been quite comical, but with a tragic undertone.

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