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University of Chicago's English
Department declares it will only
accept applicants interested in
working 'in and with Black studies'
for its next graduate admissions cycle

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Posted By: Ribicon, 9/15/2020 11:52:26 AM

The University of Chicago's English Department declared it will only accept applicants interested in 'working in and with Black studies' for its 2020-2021 graduate admissions cycle. In a statement uploaded to the English department's website in July, the faculty announced their commitment to the 'struggle of Black and indigenous people, and all racialized and dispossessed people, against inequality and brutality'. '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,' the statement adds. 'We understand Black studies to be a capacious intellectual project that spans a variety of methodological


The English department becomes the African department? Why not, atop the African-American studies department, it's a reasonable first step in transforming the school into an HSBU. Weigh the worldwide cultural contributions of English versus African people over the ages and it's an obvious winner. Soon to be followed by the African architecture department, the African art department, science, medicine, you name it. The future is bright indeed.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: hammondb3 9/15/2020 11:55:02 AM (No. 541483)
Anyone know where I can buy some polyester underwear? I am really starting to HATE cotton.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Jerseyden 9/15/2020 12:00:09 PM (No. 541488)
And next they will declare all papers and tests will have to be in Ebonics.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: bighambone 9/15/2020 12:01:40 PM (No. 541493)
Stay away, as it has to be total BS. You would be a lot better off learning a money making trade.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: MarkTwain 9/15/2020 12:01:52 PM (No. 541494)
Graduates will be able to enunciate clearly "You want fries with that?".
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Aria 9/15/2020 12:04:12 PM (No. 541496)
Will there be a course in looting and burning? Will they have target practice? This is just ridiculous.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: NeverForget 9/15/2020 12:19:08 PM (No. 541511)
Anybody stupid and "woke" enough to enroll in this program deserves what they get. However, taxpayers are unlikely to ever be paid back much of the student loan money used to support this idiocy.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Starboard_side 9/15/2020 12:22:16 PM (No. 541514)
And, I wonder how many of them have been to the DuSable Museum which is nearby in Washington Park section of Chicago - 740 E 56th Pl, Chicago, IL 60637? The DuSable Museum of African American History is dedicated to the study and conservation of African-American history, culture, and art.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: bamboozle 9/15/2020 12:22:56 PM (No. 541515)
How many thousands of dollars will be charged for tuition for the grad students? This is insane. To think that the University of Chicago was one a respected educational institution.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: ROLFNader 9/15/2020 12:24:35 PM (No. 541519)
Gonna be a lot of Black Studies stands in major cities; competing against other junk food peddlers.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Daisymay 9/15/2020 12:36:26 PM (No. 541531)
I would say that is discrimination against Whites, so I think any Federal Funding going to the University should not be granted! I think it's time for Blacks to buy an Island somewhere and build a city, with everything they need, with no Police Department and only Blacks allowed! That would make everyone happy. We're being divided more and more by the demands of BLM and Antifa along with all those "Woke" people, so its time for them to leave. They won't have to work for a living, they can take reparations from all of the Woke White folks who have a guilty conscience for...well, just being White! Works for me!
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Reply 11 - Posted by: brother ram 9/15/2020 12:39:34 PM (No. 541536)
U of Chicago is going to rename the English Department the Ebonics Department in keeping with being woke.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: moebellini3 9/15/2020 12:40:25 PM (No. 541539)
The faculty announced their commitment to the 'struggle of Black and indigenous people, and all racialized and dispossessed people, against inequality and brutality. A TOTAL LIE, COMPLETE BULLSH**. They have it better than any other class. They are totally supported by the government. They don't have to work, they don't have to find health care, hell they don't even have to pay for a cell phone. Everything is given to them. Their act is starting to wear thin. Got it.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Tusker 9/15/2020 12:46:36 PM (No. 541547)
“English” and “blaque studies”: the apex of an oxymoron. “blaque studies”: a week staring into a blaque hole.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: marbles 9/15/2020 12:49:03 PM (No. 541553)
Don't forget that Bill Ayers, founder of Weather Underground, anarchist, unconvicted murderer and friend of obama was a professor there.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: stablemoney 9/15/2020 1:10:16 PM (No. 541577)
Everyone else should let the English Dept know they will not accept the new policy, and will no longer write checks to the English Dept.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: mathman 9/15/2020 1:12:06 PM (No. 541578)
RACIST! No federal money. They can get grants from BLM.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: enemyofthestate 9/15/2020 1:16:52 PM (No. 541584)
Call it the University of Chicago Jive Department.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: janjan 9/15/2020 1:28:22 PM (No. 541589)
Someone needs to remind these tools that blacks make up 12% of the population - less even than latinos. The country does not need to bow down and kiss their behinds. I, for one, will not.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: udanja99 9/15/2020 2:08:43 PM (No. 541635)
Silly #7 - blacks don’t go to museums!
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Reply 20 - Posted by: DVC 9/15/2020 2:11:17 PM (No. 541637)
Sue them for racism.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: clipped wings 9/15/2020 2:28:54 PM (No. 541651)
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Reply 22 - Posted by: lakerman1 9/15/2020 2:35:14 PM (No. 541657)
There has been, since 1973, a 'deconstruction' movement in English teaching. It began with a declaration from the Modern Language Association (the AMA equivalent, for english scholars) that no one form of english is superior to any other form of English. This move by the University of Chicago is curiously inconsistent with the MLA 1973 declaration.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: JunkYardDog 9/15/2020 3:36:52 PM (No. 541713)
Talk about a USELESS degree.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: MickTurn 9/15/2020 4:05:29 PM (No. 541756)
Pick me, PICK ME...I'll use nothing but Black Paint on every Building at your University!
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Reply 25 - Posted by: cedar 9/15/2020 4:09:05 PM (No. 541761)
I guess my application to UC is going into the trash can right now!!!
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Reply 26 - Posted by: BooneBoy 9/15/2020 5:10:43 PM (No. 541827)
Make it a requirement that it will only accept students who have a 4 point grade point average in all their math classes.
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Reply 27 - Posted by: paral04 9/15/2020 5:37:30 PM (No. 541851)
I guess they want an all black college then.
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Reply 28 - Posted by: Jesuslover54 9/15/2020 6:49:11 PM (No. 541931)
No longer a university, is some other thing now. Not sure what to call it -- indoctrination center? critical race theory school?
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Reply 29 - Posted by: privateer 9/15/2020 8:24:05 PM (No. 542014)
What a bunch of Maroons!
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Reply 30 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623 9/16/2020 12:55:02 AM (No. 542146)
Blatant discrimination. Every since MLK wanted "equality" it has gone the other way. Sixty years later and it's still a variation of "You don't like me cause I'm black" and "You owe me"
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