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Occupy the Syllabus   General Confusion

Started Aug-17 by Apollonius (Theocritos); 3402 views.

You need a new handle:  Projection

You still make no ¢              

slackerx

From: slackerx

Aug-26

01-Origen de la Lengua Palenquera

I told you.  I've looked into these theories before.   

And they are irrelevant to the central question, which is, if you are really interested in seeing successful black people, they need to start speaking and writing standard English.

slackerx

From: slackerx

Aug-26

Apollonius (Theocritos) said...

I told you.  I've looked into these theories before.   

And they are irrelevant to the central question, which is, if you are really interested in seeing successful black people, they need to start speaking and writing standard English.

02-Alfabeto de la lengua Palenquera

Spamming the forum?

And would you please get rid of that sig?  You always have the worst ones on Delphi.  They're obnoxious.  Just like the organization you're promoting.

slackerx

From: slackerx

Aug-26

Apollonius (Theocritos) said...

Spamming the forum?

And would you please get rid of that sig?  You always have the worst ones on Delphi.  They're obnoxious.  Just like the organization you're promoting.

No. I'm occupying the syllabus, since we're on the topic of Black language.

I sure hope that it doesn't make you feel victimized and oppressed.

You can learn a lot from Black folks, once you get over your feelings of white oppression and white victimization.  

03-Fonemas consonánticos y vocálicos

  • Edited August 26, 2020 5:46 pm  by  slackerx

You're in the wrong forum.  This place is for adults.

slackerx

From: slackerx

Aug-26

Apollonius (Theocritos) said...

You're in the wrong forum.  This place is for adults.

Even adults are capable of learning, once we get over our feelings of oppression and victimization.

But we need to start thinking of education as a good thing, not something that oppresses and victimizes us.

04-Supresión de las consonantes d,s,r

  • Edited August 26, 2020 6:13 pm  by  slackerx
In reply toRe: msg 40

UChicago declares that English is racist - Cockburn, The Spectator, 15 September 2020
https://spectator.us/uchicago-declares-english-racist/

Only ‘Black studies’ applicants will be accepted


The website for the University of Chicago’s English department, one of the highest-ranked in the world, now carries this warning for any students aspiring to seek a PhD at the school in the coming year:

‘Note: For the 2020-2021 graduate admissions cycle, the University of Chicago English Department is accepting only applicants interested in working in and with Black Studies. We understand Black Studies to be a capacious intellectual project that spans a variety of methodological approaches, fields, geographical areas, languages and time periods.’

In a longer statement, the department explains its reasoning. English, long known as among the most left-wing disciplines in the academy, was in fact racist all along:

‘English as a discipline has a long history of providing aesthetic rationalizations for colonization, exploitation, extraction and anti-Blackness. Our discipline is responsible for developing hierarchies of cultural production that have contributed directly to social and systemic determinations of whose lives matter and why… In light of this historical reality, we believe that undoing persistent, recalcitrant anti-Blackness in our discipline and in our institutions must be the collective responsibility of all faculty, here and elsewhere.’

Are you a black scholar interested in Christopher Marlowe’s plays, Transcendentalist poetry, or P.G. Wodehouse’s novels, without any racial angle? Too bad. This department, while very committed to Black Lives Matter, is not interested in your particular black life, apparently.

The announcement that UChicago English students must commit themselves to working with a field dedicated to a particular skin color is, by itself, appalling. But it passes into the ridiculous since, on the very same department home page, UChicago advertises itself with this video:

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