Wednesday, February 17, 2021

“More Of Your Conversation Would Infect My Brain”


Meanwhile in 21st century America, in addition to binging Netflix, people took the opportunity to become even more woke than they already were.

An increasing number of woke teachers are refusing to study the Bard — accusing his classic works of promoting “misogyny, racism, homophobia, classism, anti-Semitism, and misogynoir.”

A slew of English literature teachers told the School Library Journal (SLJ) how they were ditching the likes of “Hamlet,” “Macbeth” and “Romeo and Juliet” to instead “make room for modern, diverse, and inclusive voices.”

“Shakespeare was a tool used to ‘civilize’ Black and brown people in England’s empire,” insisted Shakespeare scholar Ayanna Thompson, a professor of English at Arizona State University.

Teachers also need to “challenge the whiteness” of the assumption that Shakespeare’s works are “universal,” insisted Jeffrey Austin, who is head of a Michigan high school’s English literature department. NYPost

Rest assured, these fools think themselves to be wise.

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“More of your conversation would infect my brain.” – Shakespeare, Coriolanus


ADDED FOOTNOTE: in case you were wondering what “misogynoir” is it is defined by librarian Amanda MacGregor as “misogyny aimed at black women” – because even our ‘ogynies’ must be colorized now.