If you thought social justice warrior idiocy on college and university campuses is limited to American morons, you’d be mistaken. Such idiocy is prevalent around the world as we learn what is happening with London university students:
They are said to be the founding fathers of Western philosophy, whose ideas underpin civilised society.
But students at a prestigious London university are demanding that figures such as Plato, Descartes and Immanuel Kant should be largely dropped from the curriculum because they are white.
The student union at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) insists that when studying philosophy “the majority of philosophers on our courses” should be from Africa and Asia.
Emphasis mine. Yes. They’re white. So they don’t want them included in studies related to philosophy.
It comes after education leaders warned that universities will be forced to pander to the demands of “snowflake” students, however unreasonable they might be.
Under proposed reforms to higher education, the Government wants to place student satisfaction at the heart of a new ranking system, but critics fear it could undermine academic integrity.
Of course, it does. Because whiny snots are more concerned with their feelings than learning something. The idea of studying philosophy without including Plato is like discussing vaccines and not including Jonas Salk.
Thankfully, there are people with some common sense:
Sir Anthony Seldon, vice-chancellor of Buckingham University, added: “There is a real danger political correctness is getting out of control. We need to understand the world as it was and not to rewrite history as some might like it to have been.”
Getting out of control? It is out of control. Here is a more important question: What kind of person who studies philosophy doesn’t want to learn about Plato?
Would you hire somebody to teach philosophy which has, “Didn’t study Plato because he’s white,” somewhere on their resume?
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