Add news
March 2010
April 2010
May 2010June 2010July 2010
August 2010
September 2010October 2010
November 2010
December 2010
January 2011
February 2011March 2011April 2011May 2011June 2011July 2011August 2011September 2011October 2011November 2011December 2011January 2012February 2012March 2012April 2012May 2012June 2012July 2012August 2012September 2012October 2012November 2012December 2012January 2013February 2013March 2013April 2013May 2013June 2013July 2013August 2013September 2013October 2013November 2013December 2013January 2014February 2014March 2014April 2014May 2014June 2014July 2014August 2014September 2014October 2014November 2014December 2014January 2015February 2015March 2015April 2015May 2015June 2015July 2015August 2015September 2015October 2015November 2015December 2015January 2016February 2016March 2016April 2016May 2016June 2016July 2016August 2016September 2016October 2016November 2016December 2016January 2017February 2017March 2017April 2017May 2017June 2017July 2017August 2017September 2017October 2017November 2017December 2017January 2018February 2018March 2018April 2018May 2018June 2018July 2018August 2018September 2018October 2018November 2018December 2018January 2019February 2019March 2019April 2019May 2019June 2019July 2019August 2019September 2019October 2019November 2019December 2019January 2020February 2020March 2020April 2020May 2020June 2020July 2020August 2020September 2020
News Every Day |

College accused of ‘indoctrination’ after department says it will ‘only accept students interested in black studies’

A COLLEGE has been accused of “indoctrination” after its department said it will “only accept students interested in black studies.”

The University of Chicago English Department has chosen to only accept applicants interested in working in and with Black Studies for the 2020 to 2021 graduate admissions season – but their decision has sparked controversy across social media.

Getty Images - Getty
The University of Chicago English Department has been accused of ‘indoctrination’[/caption]

Getty Images - Getty
The school said earlier this summer: ‘As literary scholars, we attend to the histories, atmospheres, and scenes of anti-Black racism and racial violence in the United States and across the world’[/caption]

The social media backlash has stemmed from the college’s July 2020 statement, which revealed: “The English department at the University of Chicago believes that Black Lives Matter, and that the lives of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, and Rayshard Brooks matter, as do thousands of others named and unnamed who have been subject to police violence.

“As literary scholars, we attend to the histories, atmospheres, and scenes of anti-Black racism and racial violence in the United States and across the world.

“We are committed to the struggle of Black and Indigenous people, and all racialized and dispossessed people, against inequality and brutality.”

They added: “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 response to the school’s decision, one critic wrote to Twitter: “Sounds like indoctrination, not education.”

According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, the meaning of indoctrination is “to imbue with a usually partisan or sectarian opinion, point of view, or principle.”

Another, columnist Chatterton Williams, tweeted: “I am obviously interested in black culture. But being strong armed into studying it??”

“@UChicago – Black Barbarism takes control of the once great University of Chicago with cowardly capitulation to the worst of the Race Hustling Industry, profiteers from the hatred of the terror & extortion op Black Lives Matter, founded by communists Cullors, Garza & Tometi,” another social media user tweeted.

Human rights activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali tweeted: “This is all too idiotic. Most of us don’t know whether to laugh or cry.

“By the logic of their creed, wouldn’t English be the oppressor’s language?”

 A staffer with the condemned school opened up about the “vile piece of racist hate male” being received.

In a Tuesday tweet, the staffer wrote: “It’s become such a problem for the administrators that we need to redirect our own emails so that they can slog through all the hate.”

Gerald McSwiggan, a spokesman for the University of Chicago, opened up to Fox News this week about the limited spots for graduate students during the coronavirus pandemic and defended the school.

“The English department faculty saw a need for additional scholarship in Black studies, and decided to focus doctoral admissions this year on prospective PhD students with an interest in working in and with Black Studies,” McSwiggan told the news outlet.

“As with other departments in the University, the department’s faculty will decide which areas of scholarship they wish to focus on for PhD admissions in future years.”

Earlier this month, controversy struck George Washington University when a white professor, Jessica Krug, revealed that she pretended to be black during her entire career teaching African history.

Read also

Read The Room! Tory Lanez Slammed For Profiting Off Megan The Stallion Shooting

How to set up Back Tap shortcuts on your iPhone, so you can open apps just by tapping the back of your phone

US stocks see 3rd-biggest outflow in history as investors flee tech

News, articles, comments, with a minute-by-minute update, now on — latest news 24/7. You can add your news instantly now — here