June 06, 2016

Yale students claim teaching the works of white, male poets creates a 'hostile culture to students of colour'

StaffRebel Columnist

A petition has been started by Yale students aiming to discontinue its required 'Major English Poets' courses.

“We oppose the continued existence of the Major English Poets sequence as the primary prerequisite for further study,” the petition says.

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“A year spent around a seminar table where the literary contributions of women, people of color, and queer folk are absent actively harms all students, regardless of their identity. The Major English Poets sequences creates a culture that is especially hostile to students of color,” it continues.

According to Fox, the students are taught the works of Geoffrey Chaucer, William Shakespeare, John Donne, John Milton and William Wordsworth.

But social justice warrior Yale students seem to think that teaching about 'white male poets' is offensive.

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“It’s time for the English major to decolonize — not diversify — its course offering” the petition says.

“A 21st century education is a diverse education: we write to you today inspired by student activism across the university, and to make sure that you know that the English department is not immune from the collective call to action.”

Sounds more like a call for affirmative action.

Luckily, not all students are for this.

Aryssa Damron, a Yale student who just took the "Major English Poets" courses appeared on 'Fox and Friends' to voice her displeasure with the petition.

“If they're that worried about Shakespeare being white, then they're not really engaging with the texts to begin with,” she said.

Exactly. Did these students ever hear of a play called Othello?

The social justice madness at universities wages on.

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commented 2016-06-11 00:54:09 -0400
Friday Funny: Study claiming psychotic traits linked to conservatism gets reversed–finds liberalism more likely to have those traits.

“Ralph Dave Westfall submits this story:

Here’s an interesting example of possibly politicized research findings getting blown out of the water: Conservative political beliefs not linked to psychotic traits, as study claimed.

Researchers have fixed a number of papers after mistakenly reporting that people who hold conservative political beliefs are more likely to exhibit traits associated with psychoticism, such as authoritarianism and tough-mindedness."
commented 2016-06-08 13:30:08 -0400
Its so simple: why didn’t these students select universities that are more to their Politically Correct and “Progressive” beliefs. Why should Yale, or any other university, be required to change to the whims of the students of the day?

If part of the student body demands that all females on campus wear Burkas to make Muslim males feel more comfortable on campus, would or should the school change and make this policy? Or would it be more appropriate for the students who insist upon this select a school in Saudi Arabia?

A good many students of today have become babies, expecting every wish and desire be acted upon for their pleasure. Sorry, life isn’t like that. Its not all student, but a vocal scrum acting as a mob.
commented 2016-06-08 10:29:57 -0400
Those who live by the sword will be shot by those of us who have progressed.

Author unknown!

commented 2016-06-08 08:03:41 -0400
K Jelly,

As stated previously, I have no problems with gays until they start shoving their lifestyle choice in my face.

commented 2016-06-07 23:09:19 -0400
Robert Raymond — didn’t you notice that you are on a site that promotes gay saunas next to houses of worship?

The Rebel is so tolerant of gay culture that it uses any sign of intolerance of gay culture as an attack on freedom.
commented 2016-06-07 08:42:19 -0400
These so called erudite elitist so look like a bunch of gay boys with all the kissing and hugging going on. These our the future leaders in the US? God save us all! The last batch was pretty bad (the Clintons, the Bushes, Wolfowitz, Rice, Cheney et al) but I think the new crop will make their predecessors seem like intellectual Giants!

commented 2016-06-06 22:32:39 -0400
Yale is like many major U. S. universities. The courses are so critical of tradition that students may lose out, and miss the great works.

On the other hand, Yale and other major universities continue to teach the greats, and students still take the courses.

“Politically correct” and “the white man” are terms among thousands of terms in a well-rounded education.

Good for Yale to continue the tradition of a liberal education.
commented 2016-06-06 20:14:12 -0400
I once heard a fit that was hissy…demanding word use that was prissy…
If you want speach spectacular…then use the vernacular…
And you won’t come across like a sissy
commented 2016-06-06 19:29:37 -0400
Social Liberal programs that should be disbanded, and certainly no funding allocated to.

If they were attracting similar right-wing extremists, they would be.

How about it provincial Conservative parities? Willing to apply such equality?
commented 2016-06-06 19:27:39 -0400
Shows you the real bigotry today is White Male phobia.

If you were to switch this around and claim "teaching works of non-white, female male poets creates a ‘hostile culture to white students’ – you would be a labeled dangerous bigot and removed from the university.

Let’s see some equality here. Do we have any Conservative politcians willing to do it?

Better because Whites are waking up like Non-Whites did and no longer supprorted political parties who do not stand up to such bigotry against them, even if they are the least bigoted party
commented 2016-06-06 18:49:01 -0400
I tried to read one of Attwood’s books many years ago, while in my teens. I read the first chapter, and threw it in the trash. She’s a terrible writer, if you can call her that.
commented 2016-06-06 18:43:30 -0400
Canadian Mongrel, Margaret Attwood the cure for insomnia. Deadly dull reading to be polite about it.
commented 2016-06-06 18:36:39 -0400
First and most importantly – WHITE is a fucking colour – so those who are not white are people who are NOT white – they are NOT people of colour.

Unless us God damned white folks are invisible.

Second – those NON WHITE FOLKS have sucked up trillions of dollars in gift money from white tax payers for the past century – all of that aid cash has provided cash to develop – yet they pissed it all away – so those entitled Yale brats can take a long and lingering lick of me arsehole.

White countries used to be the place to go to live, laugh and love – now they are deteriorating out of self pity.

Take a look around – if it is not a white country it was and for the most part still is – a schitte hole.

Yale? Jut another school full of entitled idiots.
commented 2016-06-06 18:07:45 -0400
A haiku, by Adam Thrasher, of the University of Edmonton. Taken from the Space Moose comic. And yes, Thrasher is a white man.

Dreaming about breasts/
Big, ripe, disembodied tits/
I awake turgid.

This is the only poem I remember from university, and I read it in the student newspaper.
commented 2016-06-06 17:31:23 -0400
Of course university SJW’s would be against literature courses. They are illiterate so would find courses that require critical reading skills not inclusive.

Look at Canada where illiterate students are indoctrinated into believing Maggy Atwood is a giant of literature because a professor reads to them and tells them it is serious writing. Canadian illiterate students Can feel included.
commented 2016-06-06 17:13:08 -0400
Seems whitey has more poets and literary lights then our Afro American friends.
Stands to reason when you listen to some of the so called music that you hear from these poetically challenged individuals, I what’s with rap and that kind of stuff.

commented 2016-06-06 17:02:20 -0400
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commented 2016-06-06 16:58:37 -0400
Something I have read over the last ten years or so is that there is a widespread societal assumption that it is every parent’s DUTY to provide the university tuition funds for their useless spawn. From what I can deduce, so many of today’s stupid parents have fallen prey to this false and harmful doctrine. The more spoiled, privileged twerps, going to university under the largesse of someone else’s dime, the more likely they are to come up with crap like this and have free time to create havoc.
Nothing smartens up university students more than having to face reality by paying their own way through their so-called “advanced” education.
I speak from experience, having six offspring who financed their own way through post-secondary education and I am extremely proud of them.
commented 2016-06-06 16:56:38 -0400
retired not retire (typo)
commented 2016-06-06 16:55:26 -0400
I once taught English and Dramatic Arts at a high school in London, Ontario. My principal and many of my colleagues frowned upon my producing plays by Shakespeare and Ibsen. They wanted pop-cult pap. I have been retire for over ten years now (after teaching for over three decades). I left a public education system that was (and is) essentially morally and intellectually bankrupt.
commented 2016-06-06 16:51:25 -0400
It’s all a part of the sabotage of Western civilization and culture spurred on by the egregious and evil ideology of “multiculturalism”. Our educational system has become intellectually and morally bankrupt. We are producing a generation of solipsistic morons. (Many of them taught by morons, if you look at our public elementary, secondary, and post-secondary institutes of “learning”.)
commented 2016-06-06 16:31:47 -0400
Perhaps in order to appease the black students Yale could include the works of John Skelton who was a tutor of Henry VIII (who was a Tudor….:-)


All rap music is Skeltonian rhyme….so that’s cultural appropriation…. but white men just don’t seem to be bothered by that issue…….in fact most contemporary SJW issues seem to have a lot more to do with thickness rather than tonality of the skin.
commented 2016-06-06 16:16:25 -0400
We are being over run by a bunch of mental retards, that can’t even read or write and likely can’t even tie their own shoes. This is what happens when you aren’t allowed to discipline your kids.
commented 2016-06-06 16:08:30 -0400
Most first year university students can’t write, spell, punctuate or even read.at the level of the average 1960s grade 4 graduate, and now they can’t even understand the meaning of the word “prerequisite.” The inmates have pretty much taken over the asylum.
Next thing you know they will be trying to tell us that “rap” is actually "music.
commented 2016-06-06 16:06:34 -0400
People need to pull their kids out of these Marxist hell holes! Send them to trade school, so they have the skills to make a real living.
commented 2016-06-06 15:55:48 -0400
After completing a short comment regarding the changing of our national anthem, I asked a rhetorical question “are we to change all our English and Latin writings and poetry that uses poetic licence” . The answer to my rhetorical question of course is “YES” . They want to expunge from the public record and the populations mind anything that involves our culture and heritage and replace it with some ideological phoenix. Their idea of a new Utopian World.
All these institutions are loaded with radical leftists, Marxists , you call them what you want. They are creating something akin to the Hitler Youth.
Radical? I have a radical idea. Every single one of these indoctrination centres should be shuttered, shut down, closed until we can purge them of these vile communists that inhabit them.
commented 2016-06-06 15:43:18 -0400
everyone is out to suppress the western culture and society along with Christianity . Hope you will like the oppressive islamic society!
commented 2016-06-06 15:39:27 -0400
then dont go to university.