University of Chicago Declares English Language as Racist

Who knew that our language is racist?

The University of Chicago, which issued a statement in 2015 supporting the freedom of expression, now thinks the English language is racist, and won’t admit graduate students in the English Department unless they pursue work in Black Studies.

The department wrote on its website:

Note: 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. We understand Black Studies to be a capacious intellectual project that spans a variety of methodological approaches, fields, geographical areas, languages and time periods.

Also on its website, the department noted:

English as a discipline has a long history of providing aesthetic rationalizations for colonization, exploitation, extraction and anti-Blackness. Our discipline is responsible for developing hierarchies of cultural production that have contributed directly to social and systemic determinations of whose lives matter and why… In light of this historical reality, we believe that undoing persistent, recalcitrant anti-Blackness in our discipline and in our institutions must be the collective responsibility of all faculty, here and elsewhere.

So there you have it.  The University of Chicago is countering what it sees as historical racism in the most common language in the Western world by using… racism.

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  1. buckwheat
    Reply

    What a stupid idea – so you think ENGLISH is racist. What do you think we should speak. Maybe HEBREW.

  2. LMB
    Reply

    If anyone is paying tuition to this so-called school of higher learning, needs a Gibbs head slap to wake-up!!!! This place needs to be shut down!!!

    • Ko
      Reply

      so, the university is shutting down?

  3. Belinda Hill
    Reply

    BS!

  4. t
    Reply

    This is crazy. Students should go some where else and let the college lose money. People should boycott this college.

  5. William Gordon
    Reply

    Univ. of Chicago–read the U.S. Constitution and the documents It says also, that all persons who are to become citizens you must be able to read,write and speak English . that says–the language of this country is English. The country from what I read and understand–the nation will except those who do not speaker English–after a set amount of time –if they do not meet the requirements–may be sent back to the country they came from THE LANGUAGE for this country is ENGLISH. Read the US Constitution and all the other documents. The country was founded on the English world–no other language can take its place. If others do not like it–GET OUT NOW–OR SHUT UP–BEFORE WE AS AMERICANS HAVE YOU ARRESTED AND SENT BACK TO COUNTRY THAT THEY COME FROM. All Americans must meet all of THIS WAY AND CAN NEVER BE CHANGED.

  6. Teq
    Reply

    Well we are in American which was ownEd by the Indians.
    Why study BLACK history… let’s study American Indian History… if that school really wants to go there!!!!

  7. Daniel Roy Bloomquist
    Reply

    Make sure that that University makes mandatory the reading and pronunciation of the ben Asher Hebrew Text of the Old Testament, and the Scrivener Greek Text of the New Testament.

  8. Jerry Phillips
    Reply

    Enough of this BS. Shut the Racist place down , it OFFENDS me!

  9. Richard
    Reply

    This university must be run by imbeciles. If I were to walk through your university, I would bet 100% that most everything written is in “English”. So would that mean you’all are racist? If I were a parent with a child enrolled in your university, I would pull my child out and demand a refund. Your declaration that “English” is racist is most idiotic news I’ve read. Shutter your door!

  10. Jon James
    Reply

    Madness, insane, close the place down!

  11. OleDad
    Reply

    The mass insanity continues. The logical next step is to declare Computer Science racist and transphobic because it uses the binary number system.
    “Whom the gods would destroy, they first render mad [insane].”

    As one who has earned two PhD degrees (Educational Foundations1978, Educational Research and Statistics 1985), I have watched with utter dismay the death of both education and science at the hands of Progressives (Socialists) who have politicized every aspect of life — just as we saw in the former Soviet Union and now at the University of Chicago.

  12. Amber
    Reply

    Racism at its finest. Dont like English or AMERICA. Get OUT. We dont want you here. We dont want your socialist or communist agendas in America!

  13. ALLEN FRANKS
    Reply

    Universities are supposed to be the home of smart people. It sure doesn’t show!

  14. Sigmund Silber
    Reply

    They do not know much about economics either at the U of C.

    Black Studies deserves its own department. Would you have Native American Studies in the English Department? How about Japanese Studies?

    One wonders what the job opportunities are for English majors with a focus on Black Studies. They may be pretty good actually. I know an English Teacher who would teach a segment on Black Literature. That makes sense.

    And I guess English is racist. So is Spanish and Chinese.

    But really. The University of Chicago needs to get with it re economics. They are really backwards.

  15. Bob Loblaw
    Reply

    You can’t be serious! If this story is factually correct, then it’s another example of woke leftist universities and colleges infecting young peoples’ minds. How does this all stop? Or is the virus of socialism spreading and permanently infecting western society with no known vaccine? If so, we are all doomed.

  16. Gray_Guy
    Reply

    If English is a racist language, doesn’t that make you and your entire family lines, benefactors, alumni, et al racist, too. You see, U.S. History goes way back to 1620. Columbus did not speak or write English. And Karma can turn right back on you. Have a nice day.

  17. Jeff
    Reply

    Seems to be the prevailing type of lessons being taught at our failed universities. Just take a long look at the so lacking of intelligence out of these idiot classes being taught. These are truly dumb students and cooked brain teachers put together for indoctrination.

  18. Jack Saula
    Reply

    All Federal Funding Should be cut

  19. RC
    Reply

    How about not admitting black students until they study WHITE studies. Personally, I’ve had enough of this black lives matter baloney. All lives matter. Even if a flying saucer landed and the little green men jumped out. Wouldn’t their lives matter? People of color were treated poorly for a very long time. That time is long passed and they should be looking around saying, “Hey, look at me! I’m equal to everyone!”

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