The University of Chicago’s English department has announced that it “is accepting ...
Authored By Kara Zupkus
September 14, 2020
The University of Chicago’s English department has announced that it “is accepting only applicants interested in working in and with Black Studies” citing the Marxist Black Lives Matter movement in their announcement.
In a post on their website, English department faculty notes that they “attend to the histories, atmospheres, and scenes of anti-Black racism and racial violence in the United States and across the world,” and “are committed to the struggle of Black and Indigenous people, and all racialized and dispossessed people, against inequality and brutality.”
In turn, the graduate program of English will only accept students who will study Black Studies, noting that “undoing persistent, recalcitrant anti-Blackness in our discipline and in our institutions must be the collective responsibility of all faculty, here and elsewhere.”
This extreme move by the University of Chicago limits students’ ability to pursue what they want to study–pushing them down the path of indoctrination and, if students dare to disagree, forcing them to look elsewhere for an academic program. In the name of “social justice,” these academics are instituting policies that will breed the next generation of far-left journalists, professors, and activists–something America is already beginning to see repercussions from.
UPDATE: The university provided YAF with this statement:
“Like many graduate programs around the country, the English Department at the University of Chicago can accept a limited number of PhD graduate students in the 2020-21 application season due to the COVID-19 pandemic and limited employment opportunities for English PhDs. Currently, there are 77 PhD students studying a wide variety of disciplines within the English Department, and the department is admitting 5 additional PhD students for 2021. 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. 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.”
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