Skip to comments.Texas Wesleyan Cancels Play After Students Say Use of Slur Is Harmful [The writer of the play is black]
Posted on 10/06/2022 9:40:54 PM PDT by grundle
The play’s author, who is Black, said he crafted its language to be historically accurate in representing civil rights struggles. But the theater program at the university heeded the call of students.
Texas Wesleyan University halted its production of “Down In Mississippi,” a play about registering voters in the 1960s, after criticism from students who said racist epithets in the script could contribute to a hostile, unwelcoming environment. Its author said he was using that language to represent the reality of the period.
The play by Carlyle Brown, a Black playwright based in Minneapolis, focuses on the efforts of a movement that led to passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which outlawed racial discrimination and protected Black voters. The plot, which is set during the Freedom Summer campaign, centers on three student activists as they travel from New York City to the South to register Black voters.
In telling that story, the playwright included a scene in which a white character used a racial slur, repeatedly, to refer to Black people, opening up a controversy on campus that also spotlighted a larger rift in American society over discussions of race and the portrayal of the struggles of people of color in media and the arts.
Two students who were not part of the production, and were described as a Latinx woman and a Black woman, heard about the scene through word of mouth and submitted bias reports to the university’s administration on Sept. 23, said Chatashia Brown, the university’s assistant director for student diversity and inclusion programs.
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most every pathetic sensitivity can be traced back to Youth Soccer
Stopped reading at Chatashia Brown.
Two students who were not part of the production, and were described as a Latinx woman and a Black woman, heard about the scene through word of mouth and submitted bias reports to the university’s administration
The play is from 2017 and already canceled by the radical Left.
This Black man can’t speak his truth through his art because three POC are scandalized and offended by the idea. They fear his play at an institution of higher learning. Come on now. The university should have gone forward. It’s their mission to expose the student by to an education not an echo chamber. No one is telling them to attend or participate in the stage production.
I thought Texas would be tougher than this.
Any of these snowflakes listen to rap lyrics?
When minorities rule over a majority is not the definition of democracy.
The following is a play I wrote that doesn’t offend anyone:
Oh good. Now racism no longer exists
The playwright, regardless of what color his skin happens to be wrote a play in which he apparently accurately used the language that people used at the time. I find odd that the use of a word was more disturbing to the whiners than the murder of the freedom riders.
Or watch Samuel Jackson or Denzel Washington in the movies they have been in?
Hahaha, you’re probably right. Because about the same time the abysmal self esteem movement appeared in the K-12 public schools and the use of participation trophies became ubiquitous in the same locations. The 3 legged stool of societal upheaval.
So some black guy thinks that the color of his skin protects him from being called insensitive. Wait until the two offended people hear rap music lyrics for the first time.
“ The playwright, regardless of what color his skin happens to be wrote a play in which he apparently accurately used the language that people used at the time.”
I assume the snowflakes were offended by the use of the “N-word”. I grew up in the south during the late 50s/early 60s. We didn’t use that word that much. Many blacks can’t get through a sentence without using it.
” I grew up in the south during the late 50s/early 60s. We didn’t use that word that much.”
But black rappers can use the n word, blacks use the n word because its a sign o respect.
LOL, count the N-words in this one:
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