Skip to comments.Oxford University May Scrap Sheet Music for Being Complicit in ‘White Supremacy’
Posted on 03/29/2021 7:25:27 AM PDT by MarvinStinson
Oxford University is considering proposals that would remove sheet music from its curriculum over claims that the Western form of musical notation has roots in “colonialism” and “complicity in white supremacy”.
In response to widespread Black Lives Matter riots in the United Kingdom, music educators at Oxford have joined the wider iconoclastic movement which has been sweeping through British academia.
The music department at the prestigious and ancient university has seen calls to remove music notation from the curriculum as professors seek to focus less on white European heritage and culture.
The woke educators went on to claim that musical notation itself is a “colonialist representational system” that has “complicity to white supremacy”. The claim is similar to leftist pronouncements in America that mathematics is inherently racist.
The Oxford academics pronounced that as the skills involved are closely tied to “white European music”.
Professors at the university said that the classical music which is taught at Oxford, which includes Beethoven, Mozart, and Schubert, is too focused on “white European music from the slave period”.
The assertion is somewhat dubious, as Western classical music, as well as the practice of sheet music notation, predates the Atlantic slave trade, stemming back to musical traditions from the medieval period such as Gregorian chant.
In response to student demands “arising from Black Lives Matter demonstrations,” the Oxford faculty is also considering placing a heavier emphasis on “non-Eurocentric” musical traditions such as Hip-Hop and Jazz, as well as “African and African Diasporic Musics” and “Global Musics”.
In February the University of Leicester caused uproar after it proposed removing seminal works such as Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales and the Anglo-Saxon epic poem Beowulf — in favour of focusing on texts relating to sexuality, diversity, race, and ethnicity.
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“decolonise the curriculum”
Teaching the piano or conducting orchestras could cause “students of colour great distress.”
Let them just jam and riff on Beethoven’s 5th. Playing it the same way every time is racist. How about a little bebop Mozart? Miles Davis on first trumpet.
Dear Lord, please make it stop!
Instead of trashing all things Western, why don’t they teach two courses. One for those who actually want to learn music and the other for those who want to destroy everything over some fixation with revenge
Complaining about my whiteness is attacking my personhood.
Stop the earth...I really need to get off.
You don’t remember ‘A Fifth of Beethoven’?
The basic idea seems to be that WE need to give stuff up because THEY were too primitive to come up with it themselves.
Well, I say that I am too smart to fall for their idiocy.
Guess my 7 years of piano lessons are what REALLY made me a racist...yessireee
Oxford outs itself as a center of aWoke Idocracy.
England needs to quit using greenhouses, mechanized agriculture, public water and sewer systems and central heating.
Learning anything is racist.....................
I suppose written language will be next.
High- Low-Low- High - high-lowlow................
This crap has gone way beyond the point of absurdity.
Well, we already know MATH is racist...............
Let’s throw all the science books in the trash while we’re at it. Heck, let’s throw all books in the trash and outlaw the alphabet.
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