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College English Department to only accept students studying “Black Studies”

The coming dark age: The English Department at the University of Chicago will next year only accept new students who focus all their literature work on “Black Studies.”

The University of Chicago’s English Department declared it will only accept applicants interested in ‘working in and with Black studies’ for its 2020-2021 graduate admissions cycle.

In a statement uploaded to the English department’s website in July, the faculty announced their commitment to the “struggle of Black and indigenous people, and all racialized and dispossessed people, against inequality and brutality. For the 2020-2021 graduate admissions cycle, the University of Chicago English Department is accepting only applicants interested in working in and with Black studies. We understand Black studies to be a capacious intellectual project that spans a variety of methodological approaches, fields, geographical areas, languages and time periods.”

“…English as a subject, the department says, has provided ‘aesthetic rationalizations for colonization, exploitation, extraction and anti-Blackness.”

The statement goes on to deem the “collective responsibility” of the faculty to be “undoing persistent, recalcitrant anti-Blackness in our disciplines and in our institutions.”

Or to put it another way, the literature of western civilization can go to hell. All that matters now is race. And race comes first in order to groom that next generation of racists and bigots, now educated to hate whites.

I cannot imagine any parent or student wanting to attend such a program, unless their goal is is to learn how to become a Black-Power bigot aimed at oppressing all other races.

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9 comments

  • Kevin R.

    “Anti-blackness” being whatever they say that is.

    The university as an institution is now better named the monoversity.

  • Ian C.

    Just checked their website. All their study programs are full with Marxism and Frankfurt School, feminism and gender, post-colonialism and the usual oppression olympics. In effect it matters little whether one enrolls in British or American or Global Literature, Critical Theory, or Black Studies. All the same ideological bias.

    If the students are lucky, they’ll get a SciAm subscription as a welcome present.

    https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/scientific-american-endorses-joe-biden/

  • If we were living in a sane world, I could see this possibly being partly good. I’d think it’d be the job of grad students in English lit to look for those hidden gems that have been overlooked by academics, if not popular society. They should already be fully versed in the English canon by the time they get their undergrad degree.
    But this is clown world, and we fully know why they’re doing this.

  • F16 Guy

    As a private institution, I guess they can do whatever they want. 16,000 students were enrolled in 2019, and historically, they have been doing a reputable job. What the future holds remains unknown. Racism by any means is not a path to go down however.

    “The University of Chicago’s students, faculty, and staff have included 100 Nobel laureates as of 2019, giving it the fourth-most affiliated Nobel laureates of any university in the world.[23] The university’s faculty members and alumni also include 54 Rhodes Scholars,[24] 26 Marshall Scholars,[25] 9 Fields Medalists,[26] 4 Turing Award winners, 52 MacArthur Fellows,[27] 27 Pulitzer Prize winners,[28] 20 National Humanities Medalists,[29] 29 living billionaire graduates,[30] and eight Olympic medalists.”

  • Max

    “All agencies are directed to begin to identify all contracts or other agency spending related to any training on ‘critical race theory,’ ‘white privilege,’ or any other training or propaganda effort that teaches or suggests either (1) that the United States is an inherently racist or evil country or (2) that any race or ethnicity is inherently racist or evil.”
    The memo said agencies “should begin to identify all available avenues within the law to cancel any such contracts and/or to divert Federal dollars away from these un-American propaganda training sessions.”

    https://www.npr.org/2020/09/05/910053496/trump-tells-agencies-to-end-trainings-on-white-privilege-and-critical-race-theor

    Trumps orders were ignored and they continued to violate a direct order from their boss.

  • Max

    From the link;

    ““The final session teaches CDC employees how to become activists,” he said in a thread on Twitter.

    The employees will be encouraged to join an “Anti-Racism Collaborative with eight Collective Action Teams” focused on “communications,” making scientific publications “anti-racist” and influencing “policy and legislation.”

    In general terms, critical race theory is a post-modern theoretical framework rooted in Marxist principles that views individuals through the lens of oppressed or oppressor based largely on their skin color.””

    https://globalnewscap.com/cdc-plans-critical-race-theory-training-despite-trump-ban/

  • Michael G. Gallagher

    We all know the old saying about what the Gods do to people they want to destroy.

  • Max

    Yes…

    Which reminds me that “the gods of the copybook headings” hasn’t been posted for a while. It seems more relevant today than ever.
    http://www.kiplingsociety.co.uk/poems_copybook.htm

    Or if you wish it read to you by Glenn Beck, fast forward three minutes.

    https://youtu.be/CuTt6PRvA6I

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