Students at Yale wants to “De-Colonize” English Dept Curriculum

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english language photoWhat does that even mean?! De-colonizing English courses is apparently a thing:

The petition “calls for the abolishment of this prerequisite and for the pre-1800/1900 requirements to refocus and include literature relating to gender, race and sexuality.”

“A year spent around a seminar table where the literary contributions of women, people of color, and queer folk are absent actively harms all students, regardless of their identity,” it reads in part.

The petition goes on to state that the Major English Poets sequence is “especially hostile” to minority students and that the sense of  “alienation” causes students to leave in the middle of class.

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