You don’t need me to explain why this is the latest installment of our “Real Racism” series. At least I hope not.
From Celine Ryan’s article at campusreform.org:
University of Chicago English Department graduate programs will only be open to applicants who plan to study “Black Studies” this year.
According to its admissions information webpage, the department is only accepting graduate applications from those who are “interested in working in and with Black Studies” for this academic year.
“For the 2020-2021 graduate admissions cycle, the University of Chicago English Department is accepting only applicants interested in working in and with Black Studies. We understand Black Studies to be a capacious intellectual project that spans a variety of methodological approaches, fields, geographical areas, languages, and time periods,” the university’s English Department website states.
There you go. If you don’t commit to Black studies, forget about a graduate degree in English. Why? Because, the study of English aside, you are not committed to directing yourself to that single race.
I’d ask if these people are out of their minds. But since this kind of “thinking” is increasingly prevalent in so many colleges and universities around the country, the real question is whether colleges and universities around the country, collectively, are out of their minds.
It sure looks that way.
Real racism. It comes in all forms from all sources. No group is immune to it or from it. Certainly not a graduate english department that intends to force its social views on students in order for them to get a degree.
I’ll end with a question to the University of Chicago English Department: is that plain enough english for you?