"Faculty members of color" pushed for the name change to eliminate link between English nation and it's language and literature written in the language in act of anti-racism and decolonization of the academic department.
Cornell University's English Department gets name changed in blackwashing
|by Anonymous||reply 34||Last Saturday at 6:45 AM|
Everyone's still going to call it the English Department, including " People of Color."
|by Anonymous||reply 1||Last Friday at 10:42 AM|
This is such a croc of shit.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||Last Friday at 10:44 AM|
Except the SJWs, who are mostly homely girls who are angry at the world because they are not popular.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||Last Friday at 10:44 AM|
At my school, whenever I mention our "World Cultures" department I am greeted with, "What?" and have to say, "Foreign Languages."
|by Anonymous||reply 4||Last Friday at 10:44 AM|
Everyday black people don't care about this - at all. It isn't a problem for 99.9999 percent of folks.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||Last Friday at 10:45 AM|
Ye olde stupid fucks.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||Last Friday at 10:45 AM|
Academia is so dull and destructive these days. Since the 1980s would you say?
|by Anonymous||reply 7||Last Friday at 10:50 AM|
University culture is destroying the left and liberalism. It’s so extreme and overly sensitive that I imagine novels aren’t even evaluated anymore on the basis of literary quality but on their wokeness. Also these teachers don’t get enough oxygen and live weirdly cloistered lives.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||Last Friday at 10:52 AM|
Will this also occur in other departments that include a world associated with colonialism in the title. Cornell has a department of German Studies. Will they now name this the dept of studies of literature in German languages, German language, and culture of persons who are German?
|by Anonymous||reply 9||Last Friday at 10:52 AM|
Because of this, everyone should vote for Trump. Right, OP?
|by Anonymous||reply 10||Last Friday at 10:53 AM|
[Quote] University culture is destroying the left and liberalism.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||Last Friday at 10:57 AM|
And of course we turn it into a Trump post.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||Last Friday at 10:57 AM|
If OP’s point isn’t to get people to vote for Trump, then what IS his* point?
* Sexist language used intentionally because otherwise you people would shriek.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||Last Friday at 10:59 AM|
And yet here you are, r5, taking time out of your busy day to comment on something that is irrelevant to 99.9999% of the population.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||Last Friday at 11:01 AM|
[quote] The English Department at the Cornell University decided to change its name in order to help eliminate the “conflation of English as a language and English as a nationality,” the student-run Cornell Daily Sun reported.
Students at Cornell will now no longer be confused about whether the department is for English literature or for people whose nationality is English. That’s important. It’s also important for everyone else to know that about students at Cornell.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||Last Friday at 11:02 AM|
"If OP’s point isn’t to get people to vote for Trump, then what IS his* point?"
It's to point out the ridiculousness of the SJW " Cancel Culture" and the stupidity of universities which are kowtowing to this nonsense.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||Last Friday at 11:03 AM|
r3 there's some truth in that. The ugly unfuckables hate life and have an axe to grind with the world. The hot people are too busy enjoying life and getting laid.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||Last Friday at 11:05 AM|
This was probably brought to you by John McWhorter. Or Breitbart.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||Last Friday at 11:07 AM|
Or Jordan Petersen or Michelle Malkin or Bill Maher or Bari Weiss or someone of that ilk.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||Last Friday at 11:09 AM|
Way to spoil an interesting topic. Bye I'm outta here.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||Last Friday at 11:10 AM|
Pity, r20. I was so looking forward to an extended disquisition about how the term “blackwashing” is in no way inflammatory or racist.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||Last Friday at 11:12 AM|
Ah, it's ok. I thought they were going to try to rename the language itself.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||Last Friday at 11:13 AM|
"And yet here you are, [R5], taking time out of your busy day to comment on something that is irrelevant to 99.9999% of the population. "
I meant using the name "English Department" is irrelevant to the vast, vast majority of the people.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||Last Friday at 11:14 AM|
Wait until the people in the German department get a whiff of this!
|by Anonymous||reply 24||Last Friday at 11:15 AM|
[quote] This isn’t just us doing a symbolic gesture
No it is. If you asked 1000 non White students of ways to improve their life at Cornell in the wake of the BLM movement I doubt a single one would say "please rename The English Department to The Department of Literatures in English" this may be the most symbolic gesture I've ever seen.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||Last Friday at 11:19 AM|
Far above Cayuga's waters
There's an awful smell
Some say it's Cayuga's waters
Some say it's
|by Anonymous||reply 26||Last Friday at 11:21 AM|
Welcome to 1989!
|by Anonymous||reply 27||Last Friday at 11:22 AM|
We acknowledge that Cornell is located on Indigenous Lands of the Cayuga Nation and recognize the Indigenous peoples who have lived and continue to live here. In so doing, we acknowledge Cayuga Nation sovereignty and their long-standing presence on this land, which precedes the establishment of Cornell University, New York State, and the United States of America.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||Last Friday at 11:28 AM|
[quote] University culture is destroying the left and liberalism. It’s so extreme and overly sensitive that I imagine novels aren’t even evaluated anymore on the basis of literary quality but on their wokeness. Also these teachers don’t get enough oxygen and live weirdly cloistered lives.
Poor little white supremacist. He also has issues with TV, not just academia:
[quote] More sick entertainment that depicts white people as depraved sociopaths.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||Last Friday at 11:29 AM|
Cornell? When did I go to Cornell?
|by Anonymous||reply 30||Last Friday at 11:31 AM|
SUCH a relief to hear this welcome news! I've been losing sleep!!!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 31||Last Friday at 11:45 AM|
It's not a REAL Ivy League anyway.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||Last Friday at 11:56 AM|
Umm, Keith Olbermann has a degree from there, your Rethuglican!
|by Anonymous||reply 33||Last Saturday at 6:34 AM|
OP, it's rather clear from your writing that you didn't major in English. Or perhaps, go to any college.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||Last Saturday at 6:45 AM|