UCT Students Say Science is Racist, Discuss African Black Magic

A discussion on science devolved into the truly bizarre this week at the University of Cape Town (UCT).

The meeting of activists and faculty of UCT featured one student saying “Science as a whole is a product of Western modernity and the whole thing should be scratched off. Especially in Africa.”

The group of students, insisting that science is racist and must be “decolonised”, have created the hashtag #ScienceMustFall to describe their “fallist” movement.

  • FactsWillOut

    Good. The less the wogs know, the better. much of the current contretemps is because of giving wogs tech.

  • Dana Garcia

    Why is higher education wasted on these people? It’s called “higher” for a reason.

    • tom_billesley

      “Education” from the Latin “to draw out [that which lies within]”.
      If it’s not there, how do you draw it out?

      • I dare her to get rid of her cell phone – because of honkie science.

  • Maggat

    Good Christ, fill your boots. Move right back to the stone age, where you were a few centuries ago before Europeans struggled to bring your lot into modern times.

    • BillyHW

      Wasted effort.

  • Achmed


    Allah is the source of all reality and truth!

  • G

    “the whole thing should be scratched off. Especially in Africa.”
    You want that because you need science credits for your degree and you’re too stupid and lazy to study actual facts.

    • tom_billesley

      The faculty will concoct a new credit in “African Science”, or they could go for “Islamic Science” or “Feminist Science”, or all three.

      • G

        Yes, … “African science”.
        Dance around with a bone through your nose & figure out how to get stoned on indigenous weeds. — Inventing the wheel? Not so much.

  • Martin B

    “Science as a whole is a product of Western modernity…”

    Absolutely true.

    “…and the whole thing should be scratched off. Especially in Africa”

    Couldn’t agree more. If Africans said no to science and medicine and went back to magic chicken droppings and powdered monkey dung, the rest of us would soon be much better off without them.

    • Exile1981

      Its sadly people like these ones who go into politics. This why we have government beurocrats making arbitrary decisions.

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  • Cat-astrophe

    The girl in red has a couple of good points there.

  • BillyHW

    There is precisely one black Nobel Prize winner in a legitimate scientific field.

    • andycanuck

      Obama? For Peace?

      • BillyHW

        Peace prize doesn’t count. And there are lots of black peace prize winners precisely because you don’t have to earn that one with hard work and intelligence. It’s more just a political reward for people who share the same politics as the selection committee.


  • andycanuck

    Neil deGrasse Tyson hardest hit.

  • tom_billesley

    It could be amusing to pit them against a bunch of arabs claiming that all significant advances in science and mathematics were made by muslims.

    • Cat-astrophe

      Pretty sure all those sitting on the ‘panel’ would drop their witch doctor science immediately and convert upon hearing about the Arab King of all witch Doctors.

  • DMB

    That is why they come to learn the white man’s “magic” as Obama’s Kenyan family describe it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fItxli7-uU0

  • Norman_In_New_York

    This comes from a country whose previous president denied that a virus causes AIDS and spent much of his term looking for folk cures.

  • Millie_Woods

    Africans were the first to discover the important principle of wearing the skin of your enemies and eating their organs to make yourself more powerful. I forget what shrinking their heads did, but I believe it was more of a home decorating thing.

    • Justin St.Denis

      Yes, because the “Home Sense” franchise originated as “Home Sense Africana” back in 1645. Everybody knows that. 😉

  • tom_billesley
  • Hard Little Machine

    As a UCT grad I am ashamed

  • Alain

    Well, a lot of what passes nowadays for “science” in the West has more in common with black magic or voodoo than science. In that sense it would fit right in.

  • Reader

    Time for a musical interlude.

  • Maurice Miner

    “Idiocracy” (2006) was supposed to be a comedy, not a Rule Book, for fuck’s sake!

    Brawndo! It’s got electrolytes!

  • I think those laughing at the beginning were laughing AT, not WITH her.

    What a f—ing nutters place.

  • Dingo

    Little by little, the people of the world is starting to see what white South Africans have to contend with.

  • marty_p

    Here’s one intelligent African scientist: