January 09, 2017

INSANE: University students demand philosophers such as Plato removed from syllabus for being WHITE

StaffRebel Columnist

If students have their way, it will be all Play-Doh and no Plato.

Students at London University are saying that Kant and Descartes have no place being taught because of their race.

According to The Telegraph, “The student union at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) insists that when studying philosophy 'the majority of philosophers on our courses' should be from Africa and Asia.”

The union claims this is an attempt to “decolonise” the university and “address the structural and epistemological legacy of colonialism.”

Sir Roger Scruton, the philosopher said, “You can't rule out a whole area of intellectual endeavour without having investigated it and clearly they haven't investigated what they mean by white philosophy.”

“There is a real danger political correctness is getting out of control. We need to understand the world as it was and not to rewrite history as some might like it to have been,” added Sir Anthony Seldon, vice-chancellor of Buckingham University.

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commented 2017-01-10 17:25:38 -0500
That is pure racism. Besides who are those African philosophers to learn about? Nelson Mandela and Kunta Kinte?
commented 2017-01-10 10:18:45 -0500
The stories emanating from universities highlighting the stupidity of its residents seem endless. Just when you thought you’ve heard everything in reference to the latest twaddle being passed by university occupants another story comes along to pass that one.
This latest group of numbskulls view Greeks as white much the same way Christians have pictures of Jesus with blue eyes and brown hair .
I feel sorry for the parents who are watching their children waste the parents money and their time on nonsense like this . However Starbucks will always need baristas and their Fine Arts & Philosophy degrees will guarantee them a future with Starbucks .
commented 2017-01-10 02:47:23 -0500
Andrew Mirlach awesome point about Muhamnmed being as white as them.
Bill Elder quit bringing that annoying reality into this, the progressives might be triggered.
commented 2017-01-10 02:25:31 -0500
These liberal students are missing something: Antagonism against any specific race is racism. If you don’t believe me, look at the dictionary. Hence, any policy that discriminates against white philosophers is racist. Sorry liberals, there is no good form of racism. Indeed, racism directed at white people is just as evil, despicable and hateful as racism directed at African or Asian people. Yes, feminists like to take casual swipes against “white men” and the term “white male privilege”, but those slurs are both sexist and racist.
commented 2017-01-09 23:41:20 -0500
hmmm…these ‘students’ have obviously already been educated beyond their intelligence…
commented 2017-01-09 21:48:20 -0500
There are tribes of people who have no word for laughing and do not know humor. There are tribes of people who leave behind those who can no longer walk up hills or cross rivers to die with a pet dog as they move on. It is without a doubt, western culture is the most humanitarian and culturally sensitive. But I refuse to be a sucker for those who would take advantage. In fact, those who take that approach should be shipped out or shot dead! Let’s develop a culture of decency, respect for others and cooperation. Now call me a fascist!
commented 2017-01-09 21:44:17 -0500
Withour western and classic philosophy the course could be completed in 2 weeks and passed by morons – maybe that’s the agenda. Reject the classic philosophers you reject reason and logic. – You will revert to barbarism.

I’ve studied philosophy and I’m really straining to remember any African Philosophers – maybe it was the lack of written language.
commented 2017-01-09 21:32:08 -0500
These are the future employees who will be filing grievances, appeals and lawsuits against their employers for discrimination. Because working is below them.
commented 2017-01-09 20:01:25 -0500
and my typos more glaring.
commented 2017-01-09 19:49:52 -0500
The Greek philosophers are just as white as Muhammad. Who’s followers have been trying to colonise Europe for 1400 years. Will be nice to see him also removed.
commented 2017-01-09 19:31:02 -0500
The symbolism couldn’t be more striking striking. The rejection of logic in favor of emotionalism.
commented 2017-01-09 18:48:33 -0500
these children are the kids that vote liberal
commented 2017-01-09 18:46:52 -0500
“There is a real danger political correctness is getting out of control…"
Gotta love that good ole British understatement, Sir Anthony…

This is as bad as the CORE inspired forcing of the Revisionist Tom Sawyer, no more “niggers” and “injuns”…history has been purged for the politically correct!
commented 2017-01-09 18:19:28 -0500
Their utopia is making the same as a doctor washing cars. They have no clue what they owe Plato. Their lives wouldn’t be the same without him.
commented 2017-01-09 18:18:55 -0500
Gramsci, Fromm, Lucaks, Kun, Marcuse looking up from hell and smiling.
commented 2017-01-09 17:06:14 -0500
Probably only drink chocolate milk .
commented 2017-01-09 16:15:36 -0500
If the students don’t want to learn anything about philosophers that were white, then kick the students out of the class and give them a failing grade.
They’ll reflect on their poor education choices while they flip burgers and ask if you want to super-size your meal.
commented 2017-01-09 16:07:46 -0500
OH OH , Snow is white, this will not do.
commented 2017-01-09 16:07:05 -0500
Glenn Craig , great comment. Of course those kinds of white people are exempt from progressive bigotry.
commented 2017-01-09 14:49:13 -0500
MIKE STEEVES commented: “OK, this is getting a bit ridiculous now. you can’t ignore history based on skin color. that is just plain stupid and extremely narrow minded.”

Well, we are talking lefties here!
commented 2017-01-09 14:31:31 -0500
OK, this is getting a bit ridiculous now. you can’t ignore history based on skin color. that is just plain stupid and extremely narrow minded.
commented 2017-01-09 14:26:33 -0500
Bring back the strap.
commented 2017-01-09 14:20:51 -0500
What’s next? Confederation of African Football forbids to mention the name of Franz Beckenbauer?
Hard to believe so many people buy into these narratives with history totally taken out of it’s context. Indeed insane.
commented 2017-01-09 14:11:22 -0500
I think that these schools should no longer be publicly funded institutions.
commented 2017-01-09 13:30:15 -0500
Well I hope that cracker Karl Marx is the first one de-listed. Worst colonialist in history.