Seattle University: Students Demand Dean Resign Because 'Humanities is Racist'
After stops in Berkley, San Francisco, and their legendary performance at Mizzou, the Ridiculous Leftist Demand tour rolled into Seattle University, to take over the Dean's office, get someone fired, and demand that all their demands be met. You know, the greatest hits. Even though, thanks to such movements, Mizzou at least is experiencing terrible setbacks. Actions have consequences after all.
But for these Seattle U students, lesson not learned. As a reminder, we've written a column as to why you maybe shouldn't go to college. Let this post be another arrow in that quiver of thought. And I'm sorry, but going with the Twitter handle "Comrade Vitaly"? It's like you want us to make fun of you...
Getting ready to March ! #SeattleU students taking over racist Mateo Ricci College #mrchurtsme #deardeankelly day 2 https://t.co/F7Hk1lKiFM— Comrade Vitaly (@Comrade Vitaly)1463081770.0
Demands #SeattleU students taking over racist Mateo Ricci College #mrchurtsme #deardeankelly https://t.co/lAxAxujdCu— Comrade Vitaly (@Comrade Vitaly)1463012002.0
Joining a wave of campus activism around the Seattle region against alleged racism, a group of students at Seattle University have begun an occupation of their college's front office, complete with pizza, pillows, and Beyonce's Lemonade album playing over speakers. They say they won't leave until Jodi Kelly, the dean of the humanities-focused Matteo Ricci college, resigns.
Fiza Mohammad, a 22-year-old senior majoring in humanities, said the tensions have been mounting for months for a couple of reasons.
First, racism and sexism are especially acute at Matteo Ricci because the humanities curriculum is based heavily on Western canon and European classic literature, i.e. stuff that old racist and sexist white guys wrote down, Mohammad said.
Yes, I know as an English major (for I did graduate from college, thankfully before all this crap happened), it's wrong to list "first" without listing "second." Also, I do apologize if you find typos in this or any other posts I may have written. I am human after all. The reason I chose to cut off the article pull quote from their demands is because the list of demands is about what you would expect. Petty. Stupid. Borderline functionally retarded. I chose to omit the remaining demands for your sanity. That's how much I love you guys.
As someone who studied English so I could one day become a writer (mission accomplished), I can tell you most of the literature studied, most of what these ninnies at Seattle U are moaning about, was written by white men. There's a reason for this. Brace yourselves: history. That's right, in the olden times of yore, white men recieved classical educations far more than women did. On top of that, women had a hard time finding publication because of actual sexism and the real patriarchy. In fact those women who did find publication often did so by using pseudonyms (like George Elliot).
Because yes, women and "people of color" were marginalized in the past. Real sexism. Real racism. You know what? Look how far we've come. I call that progress. We can thank real feminists who actually wanted equality for women for that, not today's butch-cutted lesbians with fat rolls and blue armpit hair. All of this to say, when reading classic literature, you'll encounter the result of history. Which means white men. D.H. Lawrence. William Shakespeare. James Joyce. Yes, some of these authors are over-rated (James Joyce for sure). Yes, some of these authors are boring (James Joyce for sure). Sorry, that's just how it was back then. Asking for staff resignations because you find history triggering is completely stupid.
Also, if you're going to make college demands, maybe demand that you should be allowed to opt out of courses which have nothing to do with your major. As an English major, I was unclear as to why I needed to take Geology. Or Physics. Even though I enjoyed both, neither had anything to do with studying English. So if you're studying engineering, you shouldn't be taking a Humanities course. See? Much better idea. You're welcome.
Lastly, whiteness doesn't need to be "decentralized." The only thing that needs to be decentralized is college.
What are other issues bored college students with too much time and not enough brain cells should protest? Tweet me at @Courtneyscoffs