Skip to comments.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.
Posted on 09/14/2020 11:39:03 AM PDT by SpeedyInTexas
The English department at the University of Chicago believes that Black Lives Matter, and that the lives of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, and Rayshard Brooks matter, as do thousands of others named and unnamed who have been subject to police violence. As literary scholars, we attend to the histories, atmospheres, and scenes of anti-Black racism and racial violence in the United States and across the world. We are committed 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. For more information on faculty and current graduate students in this area, please visit our Black Studies page.
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Research topic: Evidence of institutional racism in the plays of William Shakespeare. Of course, since he is a very dead white male, the study of his plays is probably forbidden.
Pushing the classes that most do not want to study....
It is getting to the point where all universities should be abolished and their faculty/management exiled.
Whites will be allowed to give their money. Otherwise, Whites are not welcome.
It’s worse than insanity.
All designed to create more “Eric HolderBots”
Any donating alums out there?????? You definitely need to reconsider.
Is this to help correct the grammar, spelling, and punctuation of Black Studies majors?
University of Chicago has NO entrance requirements. You don’t have to have a high-school diploma. Just walk through the door and you’re in. As I recall, it’s in what’s now an all-black neighborhood. They probably teach in Ebonics.
Why do people support these universities..
So much for the University of Chicago style guide. Who is going to trust it now?
To say Chicago has really gone to hell, is an UNDERSTATEMENT.
This is true racism. Defund the progam - no taxpayer funds.
Kowtowing liberal wimps. Most of them hate black peoples when it comes down to it. But they like the feeling of looking down on them, so no sacrifice is too great, for that feeling of superiority.
If you convince everyone that what you get paid to teach is not worth knowing, how does that affect their jobs? Liberal arts colleges are collapsing everywhere. How can you have an English Dept. that denounces Chaucer, Shakespeare, Keats, Shelly, Tennyson and T.S. Eliot.
Oh, right. They call it “language arts” now. Pygmy war chants about killing small animals is now the cultural equivalent of King Lear. That’s like comparing a wooden spear to a nuclear submarine.
I’ve stopped donating to Vanderbilt. That money goes to Hillsdale College now.
Hmm....I wonder how often it is that a student’s “Statement of Purpose” on the application doesn’t even resemble the student’s thesis topic. So this could all be lip service.
On the other hand, if the faculty is telling this to prospective students, they ought to go somewhere else.
If you told them you wanted to specialize in ancient Egyptian literature, they’d probably accept you (on the hypothesis that the ancient Egyptians were black).
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