Cambridge University forced to ‘decolonise’ its English literature course and put less emphasis on white authors after student demands

Cambridge University has caved in to a student’s demands to ‘decolonise’ the English curriculum by replacing white authors with black writers.

English Literature professors will be required to ‘ensure the presence’ of Black and Minority Ethnic writers (BME) in their courses.

It follows an open letter from students’ union women’s officer Lola Olufemi, demanding an end to ‘institutional racism’ in the syllabus.

 

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  • tom_billesley

    Put Salman Rushdie on the list of authors, and watch the fun start.

  • The Buddhist Butterfly

    LOL liberal arts degrees!

  • Drunk by Noon ✓

    Replace “racism” with the old Soviet charge of “wrecking” or “spreading counterrevolutionary ideas” and every sentence in this story will not not substantially change.
    This is an anti-white purge, and nothing less.

  • Martin B

    Goodbye Shakespeare, hello Ooga Booga.

  • Ed

    Also, it’s a scandal that only the work of adult writers is tought. The work of kindergarten kids has been systematically ignored, and these writers are the least able to defend their community

  • Editor

    I’m sure all the substitutions will be judged on their literary and academic merit and not only the author’s BME bona fides. Who’s the african Shakespeare?

    • One would think that if people wanted any sort of representation of X author, they would produce X authors.

      But, you know, effort and such.

    • tom_billesley

      Not Obama

  • K1

    …if yuh ask me…
    I think this whole immigration thing is colonization

  • Clausewitz

    Another step in the long line of dumbing down Homo Sapiens Sapiens.

  • Maggat

    I didn’t know that there were any black authors. Certainly not in the Classics or any other serious literature. Sorry I left out Ayaan Hirsi Ali.

  • JoKeR

    You all forgot about the greatest of story tellers, Mohammad, even though he was illiterate. 🙂

  • JohnfromToronto

    Why do they want to study English anyway? It is a language of white privilege. Why not a have a course in Swahili or other African languages. That would make more sense. In fact why do they speak English?

  • lolwut? (Deplorable Hoser)

    Somewhat related… Candace Owens AKA “Red pill black” being exposed
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