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Cornell University's English Department gets name changed in blackwashing

"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.

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by Anonymousreply 34Last Saturday at 6:45 AM

Everyone's still going to call it the English Department, including " People of Color."

by Anonymousreply 1Last Friday at 10:42 AM

This is such a croc of shit.

by Anonymousreply 2Last 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 Anonymousreply 3Last 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 Anonymousreply 4Last 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 Anonymousreply 5Last Friday at 10:45 AM

Ye olde stupid fucks.

by Anonymousreply 6Last Friday at 10:45 AM

Academia is so dull and destructive these days. Since the 1980s would you say?

by Anonymousreply 7Last 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 Anonymousreply 8Last 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 Anonymousreply 9Last Friday at 10:52 AM

Because of this, everyone should vote for Trump. Right, OP?

by Anonymousreply 10Last Friday at 10:53 AM

[Quote] University culture is destroying the left and liberalism.

This.

by Anonymousreply 11Last Friday at 10:57 AM

And of course we turn it into a Trump post.

by Anonymousreply 12Last 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 Anonymousreply 13Last 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 Anonymousreply 14Last 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 Anonymousreply 15Last 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 Anonymousreply 16Last 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 Anonymousreply 17Last Friday at 11:05 AM

This was probably brought to you by John McWhorter. Or Breitbart.

by Anonymousreply 18Last Friday at 11:07 AM

Or Jordan Petersen or Michelle Malkin or Bill Maher or Bari Weiss or someone of that ilk.

by Anonymousreply 19Last Friday at 11:09 AM

Way to spoil an interesting topic. Bye I'm outta here.

by Anonymousreply 20Last 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 Anonymousreply 21Last Friday at 11:12 AM

Ah, it's ok. I thought they were going to try to rename the language itself.

by Anonymousreply 22Last 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 Anonymousreply 23Last Friday at 11:14 AM

Wait until the people in the German department get a whiff of this!

by Anonymousreply 24Last 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 Anonymousreply 25Last 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

Cornell

by Anonymousreply 26Last Friday at 11:21 AM

Welcome to 1989!

by Anonymousreply 27Last 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 Anonymousreply 28Last 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 Anonymousreply 29Last Friday at 11:29 AM

Cornell? When did I go to Cornell?

by Anonymousreply 30Last Friday at 11:31 AM

SUCH a relief to hear this welcome news! I've been losing sleep!!!!!

by Anonymousreply 31Last Friday at 11:45 AM

It's not a REAL Ivy League anyway.

by Anonymousreply 32Last Friday at 11:56 AM

Umm, Keith Olbermann has a degree from there, your Rethuglican!

by Anonymousreply 33Last 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 Anonymousreply 34Last Saturday at 6:45 AM
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