What’s wrong with a Eurocentric curriculum?

Judging by her latest comments, Malia Bouattia, the new president of the National Union of Students (NUS), has a fairly low view of black and minority ethnic (BME) students. In a recent interview with the Guardian, Bouattia said that BME students are ‘being forced to engage with content that doesn’t relate to them’, and that studying European thinkers could even be ‘psychologically destructive’ to BME students.

Bouattia argues that a ‘Eurocentric’ curriculum is problematic because BME students ‘don’t see themselves in what they’re studying, and can’t relate to it’. According to her, any body of knowledge produced solely by white people is inaccessible to BME students. Presumably, this includes the plays of Shakespeare; the ancient literature of Suetonius, Tacitus and Plutarch; the political economy of Adam Smith and Karl Marx; and the science of Pythagoras, Archimedes, Isaac Newton and Albert Einstein.

  • mobuyus

    Teach em that them and their’s are losers then. Always have been always will be. No need to sugar coat the truth.

    • You can have your children spend your time studying ethnic fantasies or math.

      Where will they get the best return?

      And their ethnic background does not matter.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    What a crock of shit. Somehow, the Ethiopian Jews brought to Israel have closed their 500-year lag in civilization in 25 years and, according to one visitor I know, are indistinguishable from other Israelis except by their skin color.

    • V10_Rob

      Likewise, Asians don’t seem to have any trouble mastering European-derived content, to the point of shaming students of European descent (even with all their supposed inbuilt privlege to the subject matter).

  • infedel

    Well then phuque off to africa because you never invented a wheel or an alphabet or anything but slavery and tribalism.;never did you invent a ship to explore or work your lands.

  • xavier

    Bwahahahah the bigotry of elite is so mind-blowingly patronizing that it’s a hoot.
    So this brown skinned elitist is telling them darkies that theyz too stupidz to be take part in the great conversation because they’s not human

  • FactsWillOut

    Good. Let ’em go back to basket-weaving and albino witchcraft, back in their utopic homelands.

  • Millie_Woods

    The real question is, how did this hoob get to be the head of the national students union in a white country?